A Newport-based accountancy firm has appointed two new partners to its board after strong growth and consistent client wins.

HSJ Accountants has appointed Andrew Hill and Natalie Staples-Vvind as Partners after both accountants showing tremendous dedication to the business and appetite for success. The appointments come just over one year on from Andrew being appointed to oversee the audit arm of the business and a decade on from Natalie joining the firm as a trainee.

Robyn Hughes, a partner at HSJ, said: “As a business, we remain totally committed to ensuring that the firm remains an independent practice that continues to grow, that nurtures its team and offers the best and broadest service to our clients.

“With these objectives in mind, and eyes firmly on the future, we have appointed Andrew to head-up our audit team and Natalie to lead our tax department. As well as possessing excellent technical and leadership skills both have the innate ability to deal effectively with clients at all levels."

Andrew said: “I am delighted to have been offered this opportunity with HSJ. The practice’s reputation for being forward-thinking and pro-active with its’ structure and services are why I was so happy to join in the first place. I have enjoyed applying this mindset to my background in auditing and compliance and am genuinely excited about how this will benefit our clients in the coming years.”

Robyn said: “Natalie has been with HSJ since the start of her career and really know what makes us and our clients tick. She has led the charge in helping to ensure that client companies are making the most of Research & Development tax credits. Natalie has really proven her worth to HSJ over the years and I am utterly delighted that she has made to move to partner."

Natalie said: "Becoming a partner at HSJ is a fantastic personal achievement after many years of studying, hard work and dedication to the company. I would like to think that it also provides incentive and aspiration to our junior members of staff early in their careers that this opportunity could be available to them in the future.”