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Mullen Stoker expands with South Shields office opening

An accountancy firm plans to create jobs after an office expansion.

Mullen Stoker has opened a second base in South Shields.

The hub – in One Trinity Green – complements the company’s Mandale Business Park headquarters, in Belmont, County Durham.

And bosses say it will pave the way to bolster its 15-strong team, with staff working under recently appointed accountant Christine Griffiths.

Christine [pictured, below], who has 35 years’ industry experience and extensive links with the South Tyneside business community, said: “I’d worked with the directors at Mullen Stoker at a previous company, so when the opportunity to join them came up, I was delighted to accept.



“I’m looking forward to supporting the company on this next phase of its journey.”

Christine’s appointment comes after rural and farming specialist Cathy Eales joined the business, which was founded 13 years ago by Gary Stoker and Neil Mullen.

Neil said: “Our position as one of the leading chartered accountancy and IT firms in the North East is very much established.

“However, to date we’ve primarily been regarded as a County Durham-based business, so our plan is to grow the Mullen Stoker brand across whole of the region.

“Opening the office in South Shields is an exciting step for us and an opportunity to promote our brand and services in a different part of the region.

“And we know with Christine that we’re ideally positioned to grow our client portfolio.”