The firm was set up in 2009 by Stuart Hall from his bedroom at home but after a decade it has grown to three branches and 16 members of staff.
Stuart Hall and Co has also opened a new office in Stockton, with the head office being situated in Bishop Auckland.
Hall said: “In the past year, we’ve taken on an accountant and two apprentices – one in accounting and one in administration. We’re also planning to recruit another apprentice for the Stockton office very soon.
“We like to hire apprentices as we’re passionate about seeing people meet their potential; that’s how I started and it’s wonderful to help people get to where they want to be. Of our team of 16, three members of staff have done full apprenticeships, while a further four are working their way through the programme at the moment.”
He added: “We believe in the personal approach and having a network of smaller offices, as opposed to one larger base, fits in with that.”