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Mitchells names first two female partners

The head the group’s tax and small business divisions

Derbyshire’s Mitchells Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers has announced the appointment of the first two female partners in its 153-year history.

Laura Pain and Liz Fisher will now join Tim Leeman, Andrew McDaid, and Tony Hornsby in leading the strategic direction of the firm.

Specialising in tax and employer solutions, Fisher has been with Mitchells for the entirety of her professional career, joining after completing her A Levels in 1997.

Fisher said that she hopes the promotion “will inspire other young people” who are at a crossroads on whether to decide “higher education or the world of work”.

She added: “As I have shown, if you join the right company, which believes in supporting employees and developing them then there is no barrier to progression within your career.”

Heading the group’s small business division as a cloud accounting and start up specialist, Pain will provide her new role with over two decades of industry experience.

She said: “The last 12 months in my 22-year career in accountancy has been one of the most challenging but also the most rewarding. 

“I am very proud of the advice and support I and the Mitchells’ team have delivered to clients during the pandemic crisis.”

Operating over a team of 40 staff, Mitchells provides accountancy and taxation services, as well as business, across a range of industries.

Hornsby, a partner at the firm, said that the latest appointees “embody the ethos and character” of the company.

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