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Duncan & Toplis recruits four as client base expands

A QUADRUPLE HIRE across the Newark office of Duncan & Toplis has been made to deal with an influx of clients.

The Top 50 firm has hired four recruits across a range of disciplines. Gareth Williams (34) is the most experienced of the four, having worked for the past 11 years at local firm Stephenson Nuttall.

Francesca Tricarico and Holly Dinsdale are trainee accountants in the final year of their AAT qualification, while 18 year-old Tom Jalland joins after studying at Nottingham College.

Ian Phillips, deputy managing partner of Duncan & Toplis and senior partner at the Newark office, said that a combination of increased client numbers and a demand for more services from existing customers had seen the office expand.

“We’ve taken on these four new recruits because of the continued growth in client numbers and increasing demand for our services from existing clients.

“Locally there is confidence in the business community, but you do have to bear in mind that there are a lot of agricultural influences in the town, and in our client base, and I don’t think we have necessarily seen locally the full impact of the recessionary pressure that’s been experienced elsewhere,” he added.

Duncan & Toplis is ranked 36 in the Accountancy Age Top 50+50 survey of firms, with £17.8m in fee income.

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