\r\n\r\nAccounting and business advisory firm Hurst has announced the promotion of three employees to associate manager level.\r\n\r\nThe promotions include Oliver Cross and Ellie Wild in Hurst\u2019s business services team, and Jack Moore in the tax team.\r\n\r\nCross was recruited to the practice in 2017 as an audit senior, while Wild joined as a graduate trainee accountant in 2015 and qualified two years later. Meanwhile, Moore joined Hurst in April last year as a tax senior.\r\n\r\nAdditionally, the firm has also recruited three trainee accountants to its growing team. This includes Ewan Lawson who graduated from the University of Strathclyde, Tirath Panesar who graduated from the University of Leeds, and Miles Redgrave who has an astrophysics degree from Loughborough University.\r\n\r\nIn another development, Mimi Weir-Bennett has taken on a new role at Hurst as its dedicated HR and quality associate.\u00a0\r\n\r\nShe joined the practice as a personal assistant in 2015, then moved to its HR and business support team. The new role will see Weir-Bennett\u00a0 support and promote best practice across the firm.\r\n\r\nSimon Brownbill, Hurst partner and director of practice development, said: \u201cJoining us early in their careers, Ollie and Ellie have become invaluable members of the team, and we welcome their promotion to management positions.\r\n\r\n\u201cIn a short period of time, Jack has really impressed us with his skills and knowledge. We see his promotion as recognition of his stellar performance, and the central role he will play as the team continues to grow and develop.\u201d\r\n\r\nHe added: \u201cThese promotions reflect our ongoing commitment to promoting talented individuals within the firm and giving them the opportunity to further their careers with us.\u201d\r\n\r\nHurst, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, focuses on advising entrepreneurial owner-managed companies with turnover of \u00a35m and above.