BHP has announced the appointment of two new members of the firm’s tax team.
Corporate tax trainee Ben Lawson and personal tax trainee Charlotte Owen joined BHP’s Sheffield office in January and take the growing team to a total of 57.
According to the firm, Owen, who is from Sheffield, completed her AAT and ATT qualifications in her previous role. Lawson is also from Sheffield and joins the team from another firm in the area where he started as a school leaver and worked for three years.
Owen said: “BHP has such a solid reputation. I know a colleague who already works here, and they really enjoy it and recommended it as a place where you can see yourself with a long-term future.
“I’ll be studying for my ACA/CTA qualifications now and it’s reassuring to meet colleagues who’ve been through the same recently, who are happy to share advice and guidance. Overall, the company has a really supportive, welcoming feel to it.”
Lawson added: “BHP offers the opportunity for me to take the next steps in my career and grow within a strong and friendly team. It’s always stood out as a firm that really looks after its staff.”
Zoe Roberts, tax partner, said: “The early years of your career can be really formative, and with all the training and qualifications in our industry, young people need to be supported as much as possible. This is something we pride ourselves on at BHP.
“As well as an investment in the future of our firm and the wider industry, it’s energising to be bringing in new voices, ideas and talent. We can’t wait to get to know Charlotte and Ben and look forward to them becoming a core part of our team.”