Chartered accountancy firm Mitten Clarke has boosted its workforce to provide extra support and advice to clients as they navigate the Covid-19 storm.
Twelve appointments have been made across the Stoke-on-Trent team – taking the company’s total head count to 73.
Throughout summer, new faces have appeared within in the accounts, tax, payroll, audit, client services and marketing departments in order to assist clients in accessing Government furlough, loan and business support schemes.
In addition to this, Mitten Clarke, which is based on Festival Park, has been helping with cash flow forecasts and providing advice around future strategy as well as assisting clients to ensure they have the right structure to protect their assets and supporting with payment plans or deferrals.
Operations director James Beardmore said: “Our recent appointments reflect the company’s ambitious growth targets and our drive to innovate within the market, plus the demands that the coronavirus pandemic has generated.
“Good financial advice is now more valuable than ever. In the first two months of lockdown, Mitten Clarke supported clients in gaining over £9 million in Government support through the CBILS scheme which helped secure the future of their business and many jobs.
“Government advice and support for companies is constantly changing and it’s essential that they get guidance to stay afloat. Our clients appreciate us being on the end of the phone and often run most things past us. They value our impartial recommendations and assurances.”
James added: “We pride ourselves on our ability to adapt and develop our services to meet client needs. As a business we saw growth prior to the pandemic and the new appointments will ensure that we continue on this trajectory.”
The recruitment drive follows the opening of the firm’s Manchester city centre office earlier this year – prior to lockdown.
The new office is headed up by Lindsey Shepherd, who has more than 15 years experience in accountancy and working with clients across the North West.