AN accountancy firm working across Ryedale and the Yorkshire Coast has appointed four new directors.

Ashby Berry Coulsons has made promoted Tim Boorer, Aimee Hickey, Anna Wiffen and Anne Mead have from within in the practice, which is headquartered in Belgrave Crescent, Scarborough, and also has offices in Wheelgate, Malton, and Bondgate, Helmsley.

Mr Boorer’s appointment comes after a 17-year stint at the company, having joined Ashby Berry & Co – a predecessor to the present company – in 2001.

A member of the Association of Accounting Technicians, he will continue his work with self- employed clients and companies, advising on practical issues such as taxation, VAT and accounting and IT systems.

Ms Hickey is a chartered certified accountant who joined the company in 2013 after training and qualifying in Scarborough. She specialises in company accounts, personal client portfolios and tax work and advice.

Ms Hickey is joined in this role by fellow chartered certified accountant Ms Wiffen, who first worked at Coulsons between 2007 and 2011.

She then returned to work at the newly merged company, Ashby Berry Coulsons, in September 2014.

Chartered accountant Ms Mead joined Coulsons in 2001, specialising in working with charities, not-for-profit organisations and in company audits.

Her significant technical expertise will also ensure that reporting requirements are fully met.

Graeme Hay and Tim Jones, current and continuing directors of Ashby Berry Coulsons, congratulated the four individuals on their respective appointments.

Mr Hay said: “Tim, Aimee, Anna and Anne have all made invaluable contributions to Ashby Berry & Co, Coulsons, and the newly merged company that was created in 2012, over the years they have worked for them. As a result, these appointments are thoroughly deserved.”

Mr Jones added: “We and the rest of the senior team are confident they will ensure the practice continues to provide the comprehensive range of first-class personal and professional service we have delivered for more than 50 years, as well as enabling us to adapt to changes ahead such as Making Tax Digital and Auto Enrolment.”