Promotions & New Faces at HURST

Posted: Oct 1, 2019
Simon Brownbill

We are delighted to announce a series of promotions and the arrival of six new staff, including five graduates. Tax specialist James Thompson has been promoted from senior manager to associate partner.


James joined our firm in 2015 and has nearly 20 years’ experience. He provides tax advice to family and owner-managed businesses and is a specialist in research and development tax credits which save his clients thousands of pounds.

In our business services team, Ryan Tattler, Kate Olivier and Katie Waud have been promoted to associate manager level. Working across a varied portfolio of clients, their roles involve ensuring the entire audit process runs efficiently and that compliance requirements are met.

The trio also support junior members of the business services team.

Lucy McCormick has been promoted from marketing executive to marketing manager. She joined the firm four years ago as a PA to the HURST Corporate Finance team. Her role includes managing our marketing activities and communications, as well as implementing initiatives such as our successful Executive Insight programme which helps entrepreneurs drive growth in their companies.

Andrew Vennard, who joined as an apprentice in 2010, has been promoted from IT support technician to IT manager. He has led a number of IT improvement projects for the firm, including the recent implementation of a Microsoft 365 suite of products.

The five graduates who have joined as associates in the business services team are Georgia Hall, Jack Pritchard, Lisa Everett, Gareth McCallion and Daniel Noxon.

The sixth new arrival is Lucy Duckworth, who has joined our outsourced services team as an executive.

Simon Brownbill, a partner and head of practice development, said: “James, Lucy, and Andrew have excelled in their roles and fully deserve their promotions. “We are always keen to nurture talented individuals within the firm and to help develop their careers.

“In this regard we are also thrilled to welcome our graduate recruits to the business services team and Lucy to our outsourced services team and we wish them every success for the future with us.”

If you would like to learn more about what your future with HURST could look like, feel free to contact Simon Brownbill by clicking here or you can visit our careers page