Abercynon based business the JDH Group has appointed Carla Spanswick and Catherine Hawkins in the firm’s Bookkeeping and Accounting Services division.
Carla Spanswick has taken up the post of Bookkeeper and Payroll Manager. Ms Spanswick worked in a retail store for eight years before joining the company. She has degree in education and has experience in bookkeeping from maintaining her father’s business records over the last ten years.
Ms Spanswick’s role includes organising client’s files, updating databases, completing bookkeeping tasks and running the company payroll.
Catherine Hawkins has been appointed Bookkeeper and Marketing Assistant. She trained as a mental health nurse for four years before deciding that she wanted to pursue other ventures in business.
Ms Hawkins’ role will include helping to update databases with clients and students’ details, help prepare student files for training as well as assisting with some marketing tasks such as researching, video editing, social media, content writing, and newsletters.
“Catherine and Carla have been a great addition to our team,” said Jackie Hooper, Managing Director of the JDH Group. “They both have what we call the ‘JDH Manner’, meaning they are both professional, but at the same time warm and friendly. Both have attended our Sage training courses, which has helped them tremendously in their bookkeeping roles. Carla is continuing her studies with AAT Intermediate and Katie is near to completing ICB Level 2 with JDH Training. We believe in all members of staff to be as qualified as possible as this aids their competency in their work role. “
The firm has been receiving enquiries from potential client around the UK as well as requests from as far as France and New York.
“Ou additional clientele has enabled us to hire additional personnel to join our friendly but professional team. Obtaining new clients usually means we now have more work coming in and of course this needs to be completed as soon as possible.”
Over the next few months the JDH Group are planning to offer existing Auto-Enrolment services to current and potential clients to help them get through the process. They will also be encouraging their existing clients to take advantage of training courses to improve in-house bookkeeping skills, thus keeping their fees as low as possible.