Monahans appoints new director to mark post-pandemic business growth

By Nick Batten on 10 March, 2023

Monahans, the South West’s leading firm of chartered accountants and business advisors, has appointed its second new director in three months to join the fast-growing team.

Alice Elsmore joins the firm after a number of years at leading accountancy firms, holding positions of Associate Director at RSM and Corporate Business Services Manager at a large regional practice. In both roles, she managed a mixed portfolio, leading projects to develop an outsourced finance function within a plethora of industries including construction, healthcare and aerospace, to name a few, whilst holding a leading role in VAT compliance and advisory work.

The appointment reflects Monahans’ expanding footprint which has been driven by business growth since the pandemic.

In her new role at Monahans, Alice will focus on working with owner managed businesses, helping them navigate the world of accounting and tax compliance, and using her drive, experience and expertise to help clients achieve their business objectives and goals.

Already an active member of the local business community, Alice will be based in Trowbridge and Bath, alongside Becky Young who was appointed as a Director earlier this year. 

In addition to her daily accountancy role, voluntary work is a real passion for Alice; she is a Board advisor for The Women’s Work Lab, a Bristol and Bath-based not-for-profit organisation that supports unemployed women via training and work experience.

Alice said, “I am delighted to be appointed as a Director at Monahans. I am excited to get stuck into the role and be a driving force in shaping the future of the business.

“I particularly admire Monahans’ progressive work towards diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and the benefits such policies can bring, not just to the individuals involved, but the teams and organisations around them. Diverse teams not only help companies achieve great results, but they create a positive company culture which is extremely important. I look forward to what the future holds at Monahans.”

Simon Tombs, Managing Partner for Monahans said, “Alice joins Monahans at arguably the firm’s most exciting period in its 120-plus year history. We have a number of opportunities in the pipeline that will accelerate our growth and Alice’s role will see her being integral to that growth and the high-quality work being offered to clients. I am excited to see her work closely with Becky and the other Directors and Partners to bring our accountancy services to the doorstep of more and more, Wiltshire, BANES and Somerset businesses.”

Pictured above: Alice Elsmore, newly appointed Director at Monahans