Accountancy firm in Hampshire celebrates double milestone as two staff hit 20 year service mark

EXPANDING Hampshire-based accountancy firm HWB has launched a recruitment drive as two experienced members of staff celebrate long-service milestones.

Saturday, 17th April 2021, 4:16 pm
Updated Saturday, 17th April 2021, 4:17 pm
Associate Director Andrew Kershaw and Business Adviser Chris Wignall celebrate 20 years at HWB.

Associate director Andrew Kershaw and business adviser Chris Wignall have both clocked up 20 years with the company.

HWB is also seeking to bolster key divisions with new roles set to strategically strengthen the firm’s core and growing sectors.

Andrew joined Smith Acreman in August 2000 as a trainee before HWB acquired them in September 2004. He is an expert in online accounting with particular creative industry expertise. In 2012, Andrew was promoted to associate director.

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‘The time has flown by and I have enjoyed gaining the vital experience and new skills from within the company to progress my career,’ said Andrew.

Chris joined HWB, in Chandler’s Ford, in 2001 as a trainee. He specialises in accounts, tax, business and compliance advice to SMEs, including FCA registered businesses, and service charge certifications.

‘I am proud to be a member of the HWB team,’ said Chris.

Managing director Geoff Rhodes said both Andrew and Chris were proof of the benefits of HWB’s trainee scheme.

He said: ‘At HWB we offer trainees the chance to gain a greater understanding of our varied service offering with secondments to different departments.

‘Over the past 20 years we have seen sustained growth and both Andrew and Chris have played a key part in our success to date.

‘It has been pleasing to see the progress they have made in their careers over the years and we offer our heartfelt congratulations as they reach this major milestone.’