Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy and business advisor to SMEs, has named 5 new promotions across their Kent offices.

The top 10 accountancy firm puts the strategic changes down to continued business growth across its Kent region.

Promotions in the Orpington office include Hayley Hicks, who started with the firm as a trainee in 2016 before being made an Assistant Manager in April 2020, and has been promoted to Director.

Her portfolio consists of small/medium-sized companies, partnerships and sole traders, assisting with but not limited to year end accounts preparation, VAT returns, CIS returns and general advice.

Rob Reynolds, Regional Managing Partner, said: “Congratulations to all those who have achieved promotion – attaining this is no easy feat and there is a rigorous selection process to get through.

“Azets continues to promote strategically from within and we recognise the firm’s incredible array of talent at times like these by asking colleagues to take a greater role in how we continue to drive the business forward.

“There will always be challenges and opportunities ahead as we strive to always enhance our exemplary services for all our valued clients and demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the people and businesses of Kent – and we face them head on.”

Azets, which employs more than 3,800 people across 90 offices nationwide, has made 20 senior promotions in the South region this month.