Seven senior appointments at Mitchell Charlesworth

With offices in Liverpool, Chester, Widnes and Manchester, accountancy firm Mitchell Charlesworth has announced seven senior appointments and revealed a new hybrid working model

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From left, Michelle Southworth, Richard Johnson, Gary Evans at Mitchell Charlesworth


Liverpool accountancy firm Mitchell Charlesworth has announced seven senior appointments in its audit and accounts, outsourcing and wealth management teams.

And the firm, which also has offices in Chester, Widnes and Manchester, is making changes to its working model which will allow greater flexibility for staff in relation to post-pandemic working.

Manager Gary Evans has been appointed to develop the firm’s outsourcing services which include management reporting, VAT returns & bookkeeping. He is an expert in business process improvement and using cloud accounting technology, such as Xero.

Jonathan Leatherbarrow is an independent financial advisor who has joined the firm’s wealth management team. He joins the firm from St. James’s Place and has previously worked at Rathbone Investment Management and Lloyds Banking Group.

Another manager, Michelle Southworth, has joined the Liverpool audit and accounts team. Having worked in the accountancy industry for over 20 years, she has gained extensive experience and knowledge in all accounting and tax matters.

The firm has also welcomed assistant manager Emerald Thomas to its audit and accounts team in Chester. After completing her A levels in 2005, Emerald joined a firm of accountants in Shrewsbury to undertake an apprenticeship. She spent time working in industry before moving back into practice.

Elsewhere in the firm Charlotte Eaton (Manchester), Hannah Swettenham (Chester) and Adam Warburton (Chester) have all been promoted to the role of assistant manager.

Richard Johnson, managing partner at Mitchell Charlesworth, said: “This latest round of appointments and promotions highlights our investment in our people and our firm and shows our ongoing commitment to deliver the highest standards of service to our clients as we support them with their post-COVID recovery.” 

Mitchell Charlesworth’s new hybrid working model allows employees to apply to work from home for part of the working week. The new policy follows on from the introduction of a flexible working day in March 2019.

Alison Lavelle, partner at Mitchell Charlesworth, said: “The past 17 months have seen an enforced period of change in our working lives with the majority of staff working from home throughout this time.

“We are aware some have enjoyed this style of working and we see the introduction of a homeworking policy as an extension to the existing flexible working policy, which reflects the firm’s commitment to supporting our people and will further assist with greater work life balance.”

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