Growing Swindon chartered accountants Banks BHG have taken on three new recruits.
The firm, based in Stratton, now has a team of well over 30, delivering its services which include business development, accountancy, audit, tax planning, payroll and bookkeeping.
Jacquie Cooke, who holds Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants qualifications, joins as account manager. Jacquie has a long association with Banks BHG, having sold her bookkeeping business to the company two years ago.
“My business had grown so much that it got to the point where I needed to go up to the next level or sell the business, which I did to Banks BHG,” said Jacquie, from Blunsdon. “Having had a break I wanted to get back into work, and have that interaction with clients again, and so I am delighted to have joined the team.”
For graduate trainee Cassie Butcher, from South Marston, accountancy is her second career. Cassie trained as an engineer with Rolls Royce and for the last seven years has been a test engineer for jet engines, based in Filton. She decided on a career change, due to a restructure of Rolls Royce.
She said: “I wanted to have a change of career and although this is very different, in that I am sitting at a desk, there are also similarities to my previous role, as I am using maths and logic.”
Cassie is Banks BHG’s second graduate trainee currently. Last year, Kathryn Milward joined the business and both are now working towards their ACA – chartered accountancy – qualifications.
The third new recruit is Adam Burroughs, from Lawn, Swindon, who joins straight from A’levels as an AAT apprentice. Once he has completed this training, Adam will embark on his ACA course. In his spare time, Adam is a keen footballer. He is also a chess expert, having been a member of the England youth chess team.
Banks BHG director Neil Elsden said the three were a great addition to the company. “We’re delighted to welcome Cassie and Adam, who are making excellent progress as trainee accountants. At Banks BHG, we’re great believers in investing in apprentices and new talent, and developing our own staff.
“We’re also delighted that Jacquie has joined us. We have known her for some time and, having taken over her previous business, know how good she is at her job and what an asset she will be to Banks BHG.”
Pictured above from left to right: Cassie Butcher, Adam Burroughs, Jacquie Cooke.