Newby Castleman goes from strength to strength with new starters

Leading firm of chartered accountants Newby Castleman has bolstered its team with the appointment of three trainees and a senior auditor to its ever expanding audit team.

Sophie Breeze, 24, has recently joined the firm as Senior Auditor having moved from a Coventry based accountancy firm. Sophie, who has recently relocated to Leicester after purchasing her first home and was recommended by a friend at the firm, will spend her time liaising with clients and leading audits, and is looking forward to new challenges. Sophie said: “Newby Castleman came highly recommended to me by a friend - now my colleague, Lucy. She joined the team earlier this year and absolutely loves it here and I’m settling in really well too. I am looking forward to being able to use my knowledge and experience to provide clients with a fantastic service.”

Due to the increasing success of the firm, William Brown, 18, has been appointed as the firm’s first ever Trainee Tax Technician. He will work alongside Newby Castleman’s ever growing tax department in delivering advice and guidance to the firm’s extensive client base. William’s traineeship will last for two years and he will be based primarily at the Leicester office. William said: “I’m really pleased to have started working here at Newby Castleman. I’m looking forward to really getting stuck in.” As part of the firm’s annual accountancy trainee programme, Lois Mason, 26, and Matt Sweeney, 21, have been appointed as Graduate Trainees. They will both be based at the firm’s Leicester office and will work across similar clients. Lois, who enjoys travelling and has just completed her Maths degree at Coventry University, said: “I wanted to join a firm that really values its team members. I didn’t want to get lost in the crowd and just become a statistic. After reading extensively about past trainees on Newby Castleman’s website, it became apparent that this firm really values its employees and puts a lot of effort into their education and progression.” Matt, a huge fan of sports, aspired to work at Newby Castleman after walking past the firm’s office every day on his way to Leicester University, where has recently graduated in economics. Matt said: “I’ve always wanted to work with numbers from a very young age, so I am really pleased to have been given this opportunity by a firm I have walked past every day for the last three years. I’m really excited to get into the swing of things and giving something back to Newby Castleman.” Stephen Castleman, Partner at Newby Castleman said: “We are very excited to welcome Sophie, William, Lois and Matt on board to help strengthen the services we offer. These appointments come as a result of the continued success of Newby Castleman and we could not be happier to boost our team with these ambitious and passionate young individuals.” Newby Castleman is one of the UK’s leading independent accountancy practices offering a range of specialist financial services, business and tax advice for individuals and businesses. Its head office can be found on Regent Road, Leicester and a branch office is located in Forest Road, Loughborough. To find out more about its full portfolio of services, download the free Newby Castleman app from The App Store or Google Play, telephone the Leicester branch on 0116 254 9262, the Loughborough branch on 01509 263500 or visit the website at