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360 promotes apprentice to director

Holmes will lead 360’s team of accountants, trainees and apprentices, providing invaluable experience and knowledge to them whilst ensuring ‘continued excellence’ in client service.

360 Chartered Accountants has announced the promotion of Sophie Holmes to client services director.

Holmes joined the firm 10 years ago as 360’s first apprentice. During that time, she developed her specialist skills and knowledge covering all aspects of accountancy, becoming a fully qualified chartered accountant in 2017.

Having dealt with a wide range of clients across various sectors and as a result of her exceptional work, she was named 360’s charities specialist before becoming corporate portfolio manager.

During her early career, the firm said Holms reached the final of the ICAEW Apprentice of the Year competition, after winning the regional heat. She will now lead 360’s team of accountants, trainees and apprentices, providing invaluable experience and knowledge to them whilst ensuring “continued excellence” in client service.

Andy Steele, director of 360, based in Hull and East Yorkshire, said: “We are so proud of Sophie and we couldn’t be happier to appoint her as client services director. She has been a shining light throughout her accountancy career so far.

“A strong team player and well respected by her peers and contemporaries, she has also played a key role in helping our new apprentices settle into 360 and start on their own career path in accountancy.”

He added: “Her promotion is a testament to the hard work and dedication she has shown and reflects her wide-ranging expertise and record of delivering a first-class experience to our clients. “

Holmes said: “I am very proud to have been offered the role as client services director. I have been with 360 for ten years and I have seen the company grow and evolve over this time. I work with a great team and I am looking forward to getting started in my new role and helping to take the company forward.“

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