Armstrong Watson has continued its commitment to investing in new talent by onboarding 26 new trainees across five of the firm’s offices in Glasgow, Carlisle, Northallerton, Skipton and Leeds.
The figure includes the appointment of 13 chartered accountancy trainees and 13 trainees studying AAT/ATT, with trainees including both graduates and school leavers.
The new recruits will join the accounting, audit and tax teams, and will receive hands-on experience alongside classroom study as they work towards their qualifications.
It comes as the firm has continued to see an increase in demand for its services despite the pandemic, as more growing businesses look.
It added that bigger companies are turning to the large regional accountancy and advisory business for “added value in the form of closer working relationships in specialist fields”.
Paul Dickson, CEO and managing partner said: “Covid-19 has without a doubt had a devastating effect on many businesses, however, despite of – and also because of – the economic downturn, it’s more important than ever for business owners to seek professional and wide-ranging advice.
“To enable us to continue to support our clients it’s essential we invest in the next generation of accountants and advisers.”
He added: “Despite the immediate short term uncertainty that face businesses, including ours, we not only need to think about the current needs but we also need to think three to five years ahead and longer.
“We strongly believe our people are our business and we invest in ambitious individuals who are keen to launch their careers and take advantage of the development we offer.”