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Old Mill appoints ‘youngest ever’ office head

Appointee Lucy Bennett, aged 24, will oversee operations in the firm’s Yeovil office. She joined Old Mill six years ago as a client adviser

Old Mill has appointed its “youngest ever” head of office to encourage collaboration and engagement amongst teams and support colleagues as they “navigate the transition back to the office. 

Appointee Lucy Bennett, aged 24, will oversee operations in the firm’s Yeovil office. She joined Old Mill six years ago as a client adviser.

During her time at the company, Old Mill said Bennett was “instrumental” in the launch of The Old Mill Fund –  a charity initiative run by the firm. 

Bennett said: “I see my appointment as a perfect illustration of how forward-looking Old Mill is when it comes to offering exciting opportunities for career development. 

“We are most definitely not ‘old school’ in this respect, and hopefully me being slightly more junior will be beneficial in encouraging others to take a ‘leap of faith’ and put themselves out there.”

Ian Carlson, managing director at Old Mill, added: “Lucy will make an excellent office head. She is a people person with a friendly approach that brings out the best in people, and I am confident that she will bring her energy and passion to the role. 

“Lucy is also a hard worker, a natural collaborator and a great representative of our values so I know she will be a fantastic ambassador for Old Mill both internally and within the local community.”

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