Two new Associates and a Partner have been appointed at Hull-based Smailes Goldie Group, having all worked their way through the ranks after joining the firm as Trainees.

Luke Taylor and Mike Stocks have both been promoted to Associates, while Peter Dearing is now a Partner at the practice, which has offices in Hull and Barton.

Mike and Luke both joined Smailes Goldie in September 2009, before qualifying in 2012 and being promoted to Manager in 2014. Both are members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Luke has been involved with the academy team since joining the firm and has developed a specialism in this area, while Mike specialises in corporate finance transactions and has experience in acquisitions and disposals, due diligence and corporate restructuring.

Peter has been with the firm since graduating from the University of Hull in 2002 with a Maths degree, but his relationship with the firm dates back to 1998 when he undertook a work experience placement there. It was as a result of this placement that the Partners invited him to apply for a role after graduating.

Mike said: “I’m delighted to have been promoted to Associate. Smailes Goldie is an exciting organisation and has been a great place to work over the last seven years. The professional training on offer has been first class and has certainly helped us progress quickly in our careers.”

Luke added: “I’m very pleased to have received this recognition and look forward to further developing my skills and continuing to deliver the first class service our clients have come to expect.”

Nicki Shipley, a Partner and Director at the firm, said: “It has been a pleasure to see Mike, Luke and Peter develop their accountancy skills with us over the years.

“They have consistently delivered to a high standard for our clients and I’m sure they will thrive in their new roles.”

The merits of Smailes Goldie Group’s professional training were further underscored recently, when current Trainee, Natalie Hoskins, achieved the highest mark of all entrants worldwide in the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ (ICAEW) Corporate Reporting exam.

Luke, Peter and Mike
Luke, Peter and Mike
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