Sunflower Doubles in Size

By Ben Carey on 5 January, 2023

A Wiltshire-based accountancy firm has recruited four new staff members, proving the success of its permanent working-from-home model.

Sunflower Accounts was established in 2013 and prides itself on being more than an accountancy practice. The company has grown steadily since its inception and has recently doubled its workforce to eight team members.

Founder Steph Rickaby said, “It’s been a wonderful, challenging and powerful journey over the last decade. Little did we know that during that time we’d face a global pandemic, yet in some ways that experience has shaped us positively.

“Today we are not just an accountancy practice, we work with our clients to understand their goals in their own lives and businesses – and we help them achieve those goals. We adopt the same strategy with our team. We want them to achieve their own personal goals and to have the work/life balance that works for them.

“We have fully embraced the working-from-home model and moved away from a nine to five mindset. We are task focussed, we meet up face to face regularly to connect, have fun and we communicate daily to support each other and our clients.”

One of the newest recruits, Bookkeeper Shelley Pritchard, said, “I’m still pinching myself that this opportunity came my way. I’m able to share my expertise with clients, work from home and around my family.

“There’s no pretence here, we all support each other. I don’t think there’s many companies out there where support and honesty that is central to the company values.”