Whitley Stimpson Awards Laura Directorship

Apr 20, 2016

As part of it’s ongoing growth plans Whitley Stimpson is delighted to announce the promotion of Laura Herbert who is based in the High Wycombe office and has just became the firm’s fifth female director.

Laura began her accounting career in 2005 by qualifying as a book-keeper before starting her first role in accounting practice.  Laura joined the Hale Partnership in 2006, which then became Whitley Stimpson through a merger in 2010.  She gained her ACCA qualification in 2011, achieved her FCCA accreditation in 2016 and now has particular interest in group accounts together with the related corporate tax issues.

Jonathan Walton, director at Whitley Stimpson said: “We are passionate about providing long-term career paths for all our people so I am glad to announce the appointment of Laura Herbert as a director of the firm. Laura has worked with me in High Wycombe for almost 10 years, having trained and qualified here. As those of you that know her will testify, she has wonderful skills and an ethos that we as a firm recognise as important to our future. This takes the number of full equity directors in our firm to 14.”

As part of Whitley Stimpsons ambitious growth plans, the High Wycombe office relocated to new town centre offices four times the size of their previous premises in 2014.  This has allowed them to significantly bolster staffing levels which have increased by over 30% over the last year in order to better service clients. 

“I’m delighted to have made director which is a huge achievement and has been my goal for some time,” comments Laura.  “Whitley Stimpson has provided me with fantastic support over the last six years, I’ve been able to progress in my career through ongoing training and professional development.

“I now have the opportunity to make a real difference at Whitley Stimpson in a way that simply can’t be achieved as an employee. I will continue to serve my client base but will also work hard to inspire and lead the new generation of accountancy rising stars coming through the practice.  I will work closely with the ever growing High Wycombe team to assist them in their development in order to bring real benefits for not only for the teams they work within but most importantly to our clients.”

Whitley Stimpson, which was founded 85 years ago, is ranked as one of the country’s top accountancy firms and has built up its expertise and reputation through continuous staff training and development and through building up specialisations to cater for the rapid change in global and local business practices. The company has grown significantly in recent years through mergers and takeovers.

For further information and a FREE consultation, contact: Laura Herbert on 01494 448122 or email: laurah@whitleystimpson.co.uk