AN ACCLAIMED accountancy firm made a statement by opening new offices and taking on staff ahead of further expansion this summer.
Salisbury’s Chartered Accountants has unveiled a new office in Menai Bridge, adding to its presence in St Asaph, Penmaenmawr and Ruthin. Director Aled Roberts says they, like so many organisations, faced challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic but are emerging in a stronger position than ever before thanks to the loyalty of clients, their hard-working staff, and partnerships across North Wales and beyond. The workforce looks set to grow to more than 30-strong before the end of the year and he is confident the foundations they have laid – notably in recruitment – will stand them in good stead going forward.
“As green shoots start to appear UK-wide we ourselves have seen a steady period of growth which culminated in us making the decision to look at our footprint and how we can better serve clients across the region,” said Aled. “The most important aspect of this was finding the right people who fit in with our ethos and culture, and looking at long-term, sustainable opportunities. “The Ruthin branch was opened during the pandemic and has already been a success, showing our commitment and confidence in the direction we are taking. “And we are sure that will be replicated in 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 those comments; for Salisbury’s the client comes first, but they are also keen to see the next generation of chartered accountants begin their journey into the sector.
“It is vital this industry attracts young, talented people who can take chartered accountancy into a new era,” said Jason. “We are at the forefront of that and ensure those joining our progress with our support, are encouraged to develop and made to feel part of this company’s growth, because they are a huge part of it and at the heart of all decisions.” Jeremy added: “The pandemic has raised many challenges and probably accelerated digitalisation and some of the technological strides and innovations unveiled in lockdown when the only option was to operate and communicate virtually. “We embraced that and new software systems which have allowed us to serve our clients nationally and locally even more efficiently. This included state-of-the-art video conferencing facilities which gives them the option of discussing matters with us online if they would prefer.
“However, many still prefer face to face support, so there was a big demand for us to look at new locations where we have seen a lot of success, which is why we opened an office in Ruthin and have plans to expand further later this year. “We are happy to do that and believe with continued expansion and the talent we have here we are well placed to capitalise on our position as one of the most forward-thinking, community-driven and long-standing accountancy firms in Wales and the North West, as we have been for more than three decades.”