Dodd & Co Accountants has announced that with effect from 1 January 2021, Joanne Thomlinson has been appointed as the company’s 12th partner.
Thomlinson has been with Dodd & Co for 13 years, after joining in 2007 as a trainee chartered accountant. She came to Dodd & Co after graduating from Lancaster University with a Business Studies degree and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2011.
Specialising in agriculture and the third sector, as well as acting for a portfolio of family businesses both across the county and nationally, the firm said Thomlinson’s knowledge and expertise has “helped her clients for many years, and more so during the recent changes following the effects of the pandemic”.
Dodd & Co said the appointment comes as it believes in “growing their own”, in order to provide a specialist network of knowledge, with in-house training and funded qualification prospects.
Having created 50 new positions over the last decade and employing an additional 21 new members of staff over the Covid-19 period, Dodd & Co now employs 180 staff, and continues to grow.
Thomlinson said: “One thing I have always loved about Dodd & Co is the people. I have incredibly talented and dedicated colleagues, who have maintained a hardworking and determined attitude throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
“This has enabled us to support our clients through a challenging year and ensured that we continue to provide the first-class client service that Dodd & Co is so very well known for.”
She added: “Even in such a difficult year, the positivity and camaraderie that is being maintained whilst working from home is something to be reckoned with. I am very excited to start my new role as Partner and thrilled to have been given this opportunity.”