Old Mill to create new jobs in Melksham
Fast-expanding accountants and business advisers Old Mill are moving from Devizes to Melksham after outgrowing their High Street office.
The firm, which also has offices in Shepton Mallet, Yeovil and Exeter, merged with long-established Devizes accountants LE Bull and Co almost a year and a half ago but has expanded considerably since then and needs a new base to accommodate the increase in staff.
“When we merged with LE Bull and Co in November 2008 we had 12 office-based staff in Devizes, this has now grown to 19 and with a need to increase to 25 in the short term the existing offices are bursting at the seams,” explains Mike Butler, Finance Partner at Old Mill.
He continued, “We are moving to the Challymead Business Park in Melksham, where the modern offices will enable us to continue to grow and provide a home for up to 40 staff.”
Mike says the move will enable Old Mill to provide services to a much wider range of local businesses.
“We will now be able to make our proactive accountancy services available to all Wiltshire businesses, large and small and across all sectors of industry,” he said.
“And with the addition of newly appointed IFA Paul Heaphy we will also look to expand the financial planning team that we set up in the region this summer.”
Paul Neate, the partner in charge of the Melksham office, says although he will be sad to leave Devizes, he is looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.
“We had spent nearly 18 months searching for an alternative office in town but unfortunately there was just nothing suitable available,” he said.
“We will be very sad to leave our offices in Devizes where I personally have worked for 30 years, but look forward to continuing to provide a high level of service to our loyal existing clients and from that base serving many new friends in the future.”