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Baldwins expands audit department

Baldwins has announced a new senior appointment to its Midlands branch, marking further expansion to its audit department. 

Laura Hinsely will now lead the audit function as a partner in the Midlands region.

The audit team has reportedly tripled in size since November, and plans for continued growth are “showing no signs of slowing down in the New Year”.

Hinsley will now be based in Baldwin’s Bank House office in Birmingham, having moved from a position at Grant Thornton.

In her previous employment, she was selected for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Leaders of Tomorrow programme after working in team building and coaching.

Hinsley said: “Baldwins is on a long-term journey of growth nationally and I am really excited to have joined a firm that matches my own personal ambitions, and one that is committed to providing a respected, trusted and quality led audit proposition to our selected market place.

Our investment across people, systems and overall approach will set us apart in the Midlands audit market.”

She added: ‘’The audit market is undergoing significant change and this presents a huge opportunity for a firm such as Baldwins, with its clear market focus serving Owner Managed Businesses and SMEs, and commitment to its ambitious and growing team.

“I am dedicated to developing a strong awareness of everything we are doing so that we continue to be a natural choice for ambitious and progressive talent from across the profession, and for clients who genuinely want to experience something different.”

John Edwards, a regional head of audit at Baldwins, said: “Laura was the outstanding candidate. 

“Not only did she have an impressive CV but, more importantly, her understanding of current opportunities in the audit market and her proposed strategy for developing a city-based audit service line were completely aligned to the firm’s desired direction of travel.”

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