We are delighted to announce the promotion of Penny Burgess, formerly Financial Controller, to the board of directors in the role of Finance Director.
Penny joined the practice in December 2010 and has been responsible for audits, controlling budgets and the general financial and cash management of the company. Most recently, Penny has been working with the management team on financial aspects of the introduction of employee ownership to the practice.
Commenting on the appointment, Chairman David Hunter said:
“As the practice continues to grow and develop we have recognised the need to introduce the skills, knowledge and experience that an accountant can bring to the board of directors – and to the quality of business decisions it has to make. In Penny we have found someone who can not only bring that knowledge, but who also understands the culture of Stride Treglown and how we work. Her contribution will ensure that we continue to develop the business on a secure footing in an increasingly complicated financial world.”
Planning for the future remains a priority for the company as it returns to strong growth. Stride Treglown promoted 5 staff members to key positions within the practice earlier in the year, with David further commenting:
“We continue to think very carefully about succession planning and the skills we need to introduce to the board as the company develops. Businesses must be adaptable if they are to thrive and having the right mix of personalities, approaches and experience is key. We will be concentrating on achieving that balance as we plan our future leadership team.”