Early successes at an accountancy firm established in May this year have enabled the business to appoint a new member of staff.
The Consett-based Kevin Lee Accountants has generated so much business within its first few weeks of operation, it needed an extra pair of hands to cope with increasing client workload.
Lee, a former director a Harlands Accountants, is therefore taking on his son, Tom, 21, to help run the fast-growing firm.
“Tom has just graduated from University College London (UCL) and was looking for a career in accountancy,” Lee said.
“He was so impressed by my success that I persuaded him to follow in my footsteps.
“He has always wanted to be his own boss and is really excited about it and I will be here to give him guidance and support. Tom joined us on June 1 and is already making an impact on the business. “
He added that the legal world was “competitive environment” and that clients liked the idea of a family-run firm.
“I am delighted my son is joining me,” he said.
“He is talented and enthusiastic and is committed to working with me to deliver a first class service for our clients. He will be a great asset for the business.”
Since its establishment, Kevin Lee Accountants has taken on 15 new clients and is looking to grow its client base significantly within its first year.
Lee said: “We provide added value service for clients and adopt a partnership approach, offering significantly more support to our clients than simply producing a set of statutory or sole trader accounts.
“We also look very closely at their tax position, helping companies to plan their future and identifying ways of stimulating and delivering business growth.
“We can also help them take financial control of their business by implementing the most appropriate and effective accounting software such as Xero and we are very active in helping our clients raise finance to support business growth.
Tom Lee said: “I’m really enjoying working for dad’s firm and I feel the time was right to join the business.
“I have started my accountancy training so I can become a fully qualified member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
“I relish the challenge of making my dad’s business successful which will secure the family business long into the future”
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