AN acclaimed accounting firm has made a statement as it opens new offices and hires staff ahead of further expansion this summer.
Salisbury Chartered Accountants have unveiled premises in Uxbridge Square, Menai Bridge, strengthening their presence in St Asaph, Penmaenmawr and Ruthin.
Director Aled Roberts says they, like so many organisations, have faced challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic, but are emerging in a stronger position than ever thanks to customer loyalty, hardworking staff and to partnerships in North Wales and beyond.
The workforce is expected to grow to over 30 before the end of the year and he is confident that the foundations they have laid – especially in terms of recruitment – will serve them well in the future.
“As green sprouts start to appear across the UK, we ourselves have experienced a period of steady growth which has culminated in the decision to examine our footprint and how we can better serve our customers across the region. “, Aled said.
“The most important aspect of that was finding the right people who fit our ethos and culture, and looking for long-term, sustainable opportunities.
“The Ruthin branch has been open during the pandemic and has already been a success, demonstrating our commitment and confidence in the direction we are heading.
“And we’re sure that will be replicated at Menai Bridge, where we have a team in place – including Welsh-speaking staff – who can’t wait to get started.”
Fellow directors Jeremy Salisbury and Jason Matischok reinforced these comments; for Salisbury’s, the customer comes first, but they also want to see the next generation of chartered accountants begin their journey in the sector.
“It’s critical that this industry attract talented young people who can usher public accounting into a new era,” Jason said.
“We are at the forefront of this and ensure that those who join us grow with our support, are encouraged to grow and feel part of the growth of this business because they are an important and important part of it. at the heart of all decisions.”
Jeremy added: “The pandemic has raised many challenges and likely accelerated digitalization and some of the technological advances and innovations unveiled during lockdown when the only option was to operate and communicate virtually.
“We have adopted this and new software systems which have enabled us to serve our national and local customers even more efficiently. This included state-of-the-art video conferencing facilities which gave them the opportunity to discuss topics with us online if they preferred.
“However, many still prefer face-to-face support, so there was high demand for us to look at new locations where we have had great success, which is why we have opened an office in Ruthin and plan to we will expand later this year.
“We are pleased to do so and believe that with continued expansion and the talent we have here, we are well positioned to capitalize on our position as one of the most forward-thinking, quality-focused accounting firms. community and the oldest in Wales and the North. West, as we have been for more than three decades.