South West financial experts Old Mill has appointed Lucy Bennett, an adviser at the company, to become its youngest ever Head of Office.
In her new role at the firm’s Yeovil office, the 24-year-old will encourage collaboration and engagement amongst the teams and support Old Mill’s work within the local community. This will be alongside her current role as Client Adviser.
Lucy has worked at Old Mill for six years, and during that time has built up strong relationships with clients and colleagues alike, meaning she is perfectly placed to take on the role of office head.
She said, “Bringing everyone together and providing another level of support has always been important, but now it feels more important than ever. Whether people are working from home, the office, or both – they will require different levels of support to make them feel comfortable with the transition, which I hope I can help provide.”
She continued, “Being open-minded during times of change not only links to Old Mill’s values, but also seems the most sensible plan of action and I hope to be as inclusive as possible.”
Speaking about the fact she is the youngest person to have taken on one of the four office role positions; Lucy added, “I see my appointment as a perfect illustration of how forward-looking Old Mill is when it comes to offering exciting opportunities for career development. We are most definitely not ‘old school’ in this respect, and hopefully me being slightly more junior will be beneficial in encouraging others to take a ‘leap of faith’ and put themselves out there.”
Lucy has always been heavily involved in the Yeovil Social Committee and was also instrumental in the launch of The Old Mill Fund – the home of Old Mill’s charitable giving – so feels her new role is a natural next step up.
Speaking about Lucy’s appointment, Ian Carlson, Managing Director at Old Mill said,“Lucy will make an excellent office head. She is a people person with a friendly approach that brings out the best in people, and I am confident that she will bring her energy and passion to the role. Lucy is also a hard worker, a natural collaborator and a great representative of our values so I know she will a fantastic ambassador for Old Mill both internally and within the local community.”
Old Mill Accountants and business advisers have offices across the South West including Exeter, Melksham, Wells and Yeovil.
Pictured above: Lucy Bennett, Head of office for Old Mill