Business & Economy
New recruits at Robson Laidler to support growth
April 8, 2022
Accountancy and business advisory firm Robson Laidler has made a raft of new appointments and promotions at various levels to support its ambitious growth plans.
The firm, which has offices in Jesmond, Newcastle and Chester le Street, Durham has already seen steady growth over the past 12-months with an increase in new fees worth £370,000 and has brought it total headcount to 96 across both offices.
The team, which is setting its sights on 15% growth in its next financial year, will be further strengthened with the appointment of Katy Hill, 32, from County Durham, who joins as head of business support.
Katy’s role will see her underpin the firm’s growth strategy bringing with her a wealth of experience in managing both admin and board level teams and as well as coaching the staff she has worked with. She will be responsible for practice operations across both offices, including the Client Relationship HR and finance functions of the business.
The firm, which became the region’ s first B Corp in the Autumn of 2021 has a clear mission to be a purpose-led business and has made major investment in local recruitment and nurturing home-grown talent over the past 12-months.
Robson Laidler director of people and culture Amy Park said: “It has been brilliant to expand our accounting, business support and business advisory teams, acquiring excellent new talent and utilising existing strengths.
“With such a sustainable market the investments in our team will help facilitate this demand, aiding our clients to reach their ambitious long-term growth plans.”
Katy Hill said: “I am excited to be joining Robson Laidler during such a time of exponential growth and to part of a business that looks towards the future and puts its people first.”
Further new talent includes Trevor Smith who joins the tax advisory team as a tax consultant straight from his role as tax inspector at HMRC, making him well positioned to ensure clients are paying the correct amount of tax.
Jack Boke also joins the healthcare team as healthcare junior to strengthen the client delivery to the department’s client bank of GPs, dentists and practice managers across the North East.
Sam Oliver has been promoted to senior client manager in the Business Innovation team, where he supports a portfolio of over 700 clients with their day-today accounting, giving guidance on how to grow their business.
Robson Laidler are currently still recruiting for other various level positions including a healthcare manager, a business advisor and trainee accountants.