NICKI HUTCHINSON has joined the Northallerton team of Armstrong Watson LLP, as accounting senior manager.

She will work to develop Armstrong Watson’s services to family and owner-managed businesses throughout North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley.

Ms Hutchinson has extensive experience across the industry, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1992 and then working as an audit manager before progressing into tax, achieving accreditation as a chartered tax adviser in 2011.

“I am excited to join Armstrong Watson’s growing and ambitious Northallerton team,” she said.

“There are some fantastic businesses across the region and I look forward to providing them with the quality of advice and support they deserve.”

Peter Molyneux, Armstrong Watson Northallerton’s lead partner, added: “We are delighted that Nicki has agreed to join the Armstrong Watson team in Northallerton. Nicki’s wide ranging capabilities and extensive experience will ensure that we can continue to meet the needs of our clients and to help them grow and prosper.

“Her straight forward approach to accountancy and tax advice we are certain will prove invaluable.”

Armstrong Watson is a firm of accountants, business strategists and financial advisers with 16 offices in the North and Scotland, and 33 partners.