AN ACCOUNTANCY firm has geared up for further growth at its Durham office with the appointment of three new employees.

Kelly Homer joins the team at Clive Owen LLP as assistant manager and Hayley Thompson and Amy Falcus as trainee-chartered accountants.

Ms Homer after previously completing her training with the firm. Ms Thompson, who is part way through her ACA training, and Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualified Ms Falcus will receive full study support as they work towards completing the prestigious ACA qualification.

The Durham office opened 21 years ago with two staff. Following significant growth, it doubled its office space in 2016 with a move to Kepier House at Belmont Business Park. It now has 17 staff serving clients across a range of sectors.

Gary Ellis, partner at Clive Owen LLP in Durham, said: “Many of our clients have been with us since we started in the city and our excellent reputation has led to many referrals and consistent growth over the last 21 years.

“We are all delighted to welcome Kelly back to the firm, and pleased that Hayley and Amy have chosen us to continue their training."