Yorkshire and Derbyshire’s leading accountancy firm, BHP, has bolstered its pensions audit and assurance team with the appointment of audit director Claire Millington and its tax team with the appointment of two new members, Charlotte Owen and Ben Lawson.

Claire brings to BHP over 14 years of audit experience with big 4 and mid-tier firms. She will be utilising her specialist pension expertise to assist a client base of over 70 and will be based in BHP’s Cleckheaton office.

Claire said: “I am looking forward to working with the audit team and concentrating on BHP’s pension services. BHP is a growing firm with a fabulous team and I am focused on expanding our pension assurance services to clients and developing our team further.”

Charlotte completed her AAT and ATT qualifications in her previous role, and Ben joins the team from another firm where he started as a school leaver and worked for three years.

BHP has been ranked the second-best accountancy firm to work for in the UK, and the 35th best company to work for across Yorkshire and the Humber in the Best Companies survey 2021.




Further growth for Mattress Online as pandemic-influenced spending continues

Mattress Online has expanded its 64-strong team to 70, adding brand new roles in merchandise and forecast planning, product management, graphic design, and content administration.

Steve Adams, CEO, said: “We’ve seen some significant changes in consumer behaviour, and it’s estimated that consumers are spending up to 30 per cent more time at home. That has helped drive sales and as customers adapt to new hybrid ways of working, it looks set to continue.”

Last year, Mattress Online processed 128,500 orders from 3.1 million web visitors.

Mattress Online plans to acquire 10 stores over the next five years meaning its great prices, excellent customer experience and quick turnaround times will be available to more online or in-store. Steve said: “We’ve also strengthened our customer service team with new recruits and I’m confident 2022 will be an excellent year where we continue to innovate and use technology in the smartest and most evolutionary ways.”


Brand new appointments boost DCLT events team

Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust have strengthened their events offering across venues after appointing two new events officers.

Muhammad Aqeel, from London, and Olivia Maltby, from Doncaster, have joined DCLT to help deliver events across the trust’s range of facilities.

Muhammad, who has a degree in global business management from Coventry University, previously founded his own events company.

Olivia, who has a degree in theatre from University of York, has significant experience as a production assistant and has worked as an arts festival producer.

Chris Hone, head of commercial development at DCLT, said: “We are dedicated to delivering exciting events, from world-class music and comedy acts at The Dome to community-focused social activities. We are always looking for talented people who can strengthen our team and our offering to the community.”

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