Expanding financial services firm Old Mill has taken on 17 new recruits – despite the pandemic.
Old Mill, which has offices in Melksham, Somerset and Devon, offers business, tax and wealth management advice to businesses and individuals.
Among the new graduate intake are Philippa Ashe, Mitchell Stock, Bethany Irvine – who has previously worked with Old Mill on a work placement from university - and Bradley Causey.
The college leavers and apprentices are Sophie Ewens, John Marsh – who has done work experience at Old Mill – Jodie Pike, Beth Coles – who was referred to Old Mill by a client – and Tim Midgley.
The other new recruits are at various stages of their careers and, along with the graduates, school leavers and apprentices, will be supported by Old Mill’s training programme to qualify in their chosen fields and further develop their careers.
Joining the rural team are Kirstie Monnington, a qualified accountant who has relocated from London to get back to her rural roots, Charles Tolley, a trainee, and Avril Riglar, an ACA qualified accountant.
Harriet Bowden and Emma Paull both join the Exeter office where Harriet will be part of the commercial team and Emma will work towards becoming a fully qualified accountant.
Barry O’Leary, a para-planner joins the wealth management team, Lorna Wooster joins as a client service associate while Sarah Emmett will be a client service co-ordinator.
Old Mill managing director Ian Carlson said the firm was in a position to expand having adapted well to remote working.
"When the world is in turmoil and our clients need us the most, they know they can rely on us to offer expert help, support, and advice," he said.
“Throughout lockdown, we made sure we were available to clients to offer support whenever they needed it and updated our website daily, posting information around every Government announcement and change as well as movements in the markets, and explaining what it would mean for clients, and how it would affect them, their families and their businesses."