TWO ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS FOR ONE OF THE REGION’S LEADING FIRMS

One of the largest independent accountancy practices in Hampshire has promoted two new Associate Directors.

Julia Bates and James Alesbury
Julia Bates and James Alesbury

Julia Bates and James Alesbury have both been awarded the directorship by accountancy firm, HWB, based at Chandlers Ford near Southampton.

Julia, 40, heads up the firm’s Audit and Accounts Department. Having joined the business as a graduate 20 years ago, she has been a key player in the growth of the firm.  She has played a major role in ensuring ongoing regulatory compliance for clients as well as delivering practical commercial solutions for them.

James, 31, joined HWB in October 2010 to head their payroll department – more than 200 businesses now outsource their payroll to the firm and that number is growing month on month.

His operational skills and experience in project implementation have earned him additional responsibilities, which now include overseeing the marketing and financial planning for the firm.

Geoff Rhodes, Managing Director at HWB said:  “These promotions underline our commitment to promoting members from within the team.  Both Associate Directorships are well-earned by James and Julia and reflect the hard work they have put in.

“Their skills will help us with our growth and maximise the new opportunities that we are seeing in an improving economy.”