Following a £25k investment in computer hardware to enhance processes and deliver efficiencies, Walker & Sutcliffe, the chartered accountancy practice based in Huddersfield, has turned its attentions to training, with a further £25k allocation.

Supporting a three-year strategy that is underpinned by expansion, this will mark the second phase of a longer-term plan to ensure the practice has the hardware, software and support in place to meet its ambitious targets.

What’s more, the firm wants to ensure that each team member has the opportunity to be the very best that they can be, with the right infrastructure, guidance and access to training, development and wellbeing interventions required.

Practice Partner, Nick Ledgard, comments: “The three-year strategy that we launched last year will set the foundations for Walker & Sutcliffe to become a much larger practice, with plans to open offices in other locations throughout Yorkshire and possibly beyond.

“While expansion is exciting, we have not lost sight of the values that we have as a business; primarily to focus on the wellbeing of our team and supporting each of them to meet with their personal aspirations.

“The £25k allocated to training is in addition to the support that we already have in place at Walker & Sutcliffe. This includes access to a psychotherapist and also wellbeing time every two weeks to allow the team to focus on activities that can alleviate stress.

“We appreciate that work can be stressful, and we want to make sure our team has everything they need so that they come to work and enjoy their jobs. Of course, this also means that they are more productive, so everyone benefits.”

The training will be delivered over a twelve-month period. It will equip the team with the skills they need to get the best outputs from the software and professional systems the company has implemented.

The benefits will then be passed on to clients, allowing the accountancy practice to work alongside each business to deliver a structured plan on how objectives can be met, whether this be growth, expansion, selling the business or working towards retirement.

Walker & Sutcliffe is a chartered accountancy practice based in Huddersfield. Working with a national portfolio of clients, it provides businesses and individuals with the support and advice they need to meet with their professional and personal objectives.

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