Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants has named Somerset-based accountant Kelly Davies as the latest partner at the firm.
Based at the group’s Bridgwater and Somerton offices, Davies originally trained and qualified with Thomas Westcott.
She first joined the firm in 2012 and has since provided businesses and individuals with a full range of accountancy services.
She supports a large number of agricultural clients, and advises limited companies, partnerships, sole traders and charities in and around Bridgwater and Somerton. Working mainly with small owner-managed businesses, she supports many of the firm’s long-standing Somerset clients.
After qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2017, Davies is said to have “quickly progressed” through the firm. She was promoted to manager in 2017, for example, and later director in 2020.
Davies said: “Being promoted to Partner means fulfilling a long-held ambition. Working for Thomas Westcott, I’ve benefited from the phenomenal expertise and experience across the firm and this has been instrumental to me progressing in my career.
“Working with people is what drives me and, over the last nine years, I have developed trusted relationships with long-standing clients. Many of my most rewarding career moments have involved helping people to set up their businesses and then supporting them as they’ve grown and succeeded.”
She added: “My focus now is on growing my network of contacts and further raising the firm’s profile in the local area as well as continuing to offer my clients the very best service.”
Thomas Westcott partner Phil Butterworth said: “Congratulations to Kelly whose promotion to Partner is so well deserved.
“Kelly is the perfect general practitioner who has fully embraced every opportunity at Thomas Westcott. We’re at the heart of the local communities here in Bridgwater and Somerton, with most new clients coming through personal recommendations.”
He added: “Therefore, it’s vital that we develop and maintain strong long-term relationships with our clients. That’s Kelly’s real strength. She really understands our clients and gives them the attention they need to succeed.
“I have no doubt that Kelly will continue to grow and develop her skills as she progresses further in her role.”