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Accountancy firm takes on new apprentices

New trainee's at Stopford Associates Chartered Accountants in Mansfield. Both trainee's came from Queen Elizabeth's School. Shaun Newham and William Bostock are pictured with Sharon Hall, Post 16 Lead at Queen Elizabeth's School, and Pat Stopford.
New trainee's at Stopford Associates Chartered Accountants in Mansfield. Both trainee's came from Queen Elizabeth's School. Shaun Newham and William Bostock are pictured with Sharon Hall, Post 16 Lead at Queen Elizabeth's School, and Pat Stopford.

An accountancy firm in Mansfield has been working with schools to help teenagers into the world of work.

Stopford Associates Chartered Accountants, based on Commercial Gate, is one of Mansfield’s leading accountancy practices, having served small-to-medium-sized businesses in Mansfield and the surrounding areas for more than 20 years.

And Stopford aims to recruit a trainee accountant every twoyears to take through their accountancy qualifications.

In 2015, Shaun Newham joined the team after Sharon Hall, from Mansfield’s Queen Elizabeth’s Academy, contacting Stopford, asking if there was an apprenticeship opportunity.

And Shaun has moved through his first year with such promise that the firm has been able to recruit a further trainee accountant, William Bostock, also from Queen Elizabeth’s.

Pat Stopford, from the firm, said: “Stopford is proud to be able to work with Queen Elizabeth’s for the second year running, providing an apprenticeship opportunity which will hopefully lead into a long future with Stopford and within the accountancy sector.

“This is a great opportunity to show how businesses work with schools to put young local teenagers into employment.”

Established in 1994, Stopford Associates is an experienced and trusted firm of chartered accountants and business advisers committed to helping your business grow and succeed.

The firm provides a comprehensive range of services, including accounts preparation, audits, bookkeeping, payroll and a free package of business support called Flying Start.

The firm, which also has an office in Chesterfield, has developed an excellent reputation in North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire, combining traditional values with forward-thinking to offer a different kind of accountancy firm in the area.

n More information can be found on the company’s website www.stopfords.co.uk