A leading Chester accountant and SME advisory practice is celebrating a rich staff history after 10 employees record more than a decade with Champion Accountants, with a combined service of almost 200 years.
Of those marking 10+ years with the practice on Watergate Row is head of tax, Paulette Thomas from #Chester, who has been with the business since 1993; first joining the company before its merger with Champion in 2004.
Paulette said: “I joined Champion straight from university and despite many new faces along the way, we’re still a very close-knit team. I now head up the tax department, doing project work and advising clients on tax planning matters. I’ve been able to achieve so much since being with Champion, working across a breadth of projects, whilst continuing to assist clients that I worked with on my very first day.”
Danielle Campbell from the Wirral, who works in audit and accounts, first joined Champion Accountants as an accounts junior in 2005. After completing her ACCA qualification, Danielle took some time out to concentrate on her young family, returning to the firm in 2016.
Danielle: “After taking some time off, I came back to provide maternity cover and it turned out that there was a place for me to return permanently. A lot of us have families and occasionally have to juggle things but Champion are very flexible, they really appreciate the need for work/life balance.”
Champion Accountants employs 103 staff across a network of four North West offices in #Manchester, #Chester, #Preston and #Blackpool.
Ged Cosgrove, group managing partner with a 33 year tenure at Champion Accountants, added: “It’s really important that we celebrate the excellent people we have across the Group. They’re the backbone of who Champion Accountants is and we’re extremely proud of all their achievements and the exceptional service they provide to our growing client portfolio.
“People’s expectations around tenure may change with each generation, but it’s a big part of our culture to have a team that grows alongside the business and I hope this continues with every new hire.”