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Mitchell Charlesworth boosts team and announces new Hybrid Working Model

Mitchell Charlesworth boosts team with seven senior appointments and announces New Hybrid Working Model

North West accountancy firm Mitchell Charlesworth has made a series of senior appointments in its audit and accounts, outsourcing and wealth management teams. The firm is also making changes to its working model which will allow greater flexibility for staff in relation to post-pandemic working.

The homeworking policy, which has been implemented this month, allows employees to apply to work from home for part of the working week. The new policy follows on from the introduction of a flexible working day in March 2019. This gives employees greater flexibility over their working hours to allow them to better manage their work and personal commitments.


Alison Lavelle, partner at Mitchell Charlesworth said:

“The past 17 months have seen an enforced period of change in our working lives with the majority of staff working from home throughout this time. We are aware some have enjoyed this style of working and we see the introduction of a homeworking policy as an extension to the existing flexible working policy, which reflects the firm’s commitment to supporting our people and will further assist with greater work life balance.

“As a firm, we believe that there will always be a place for attending the office and meeting and working as a team – it allows for interaction and collaboration on assignments, improves personal development and assists in building team spirit.

“We recognise the benefits of a hybrid approach and how this will best support our people and meet the needs of our clients.”

Senior Recruits and Promotions

Gary Evans, Manager – appointed to develop the firm’s outsourcing services inclusive of management reporting, VAT returns & bookkeeping. Gary has a varied background across corporate finance, audit, and business advisory services.

Jonathan Leatherbarrow, Financial Advisor– joined the firm’s wealth management team. He brings extensive knowledge and experience from specialist advisory roles within both private banking and investment management.

Michelle Southworth, Manager – joined the Liverpool audit and accounts team. Having worked in the accountancy industry for over 20 years, Michelle has gained extensive experience and knowledge in all accounting and tax matters for clients.

Emerald Thomas, Assistant Manager – joined the audit and accounts team in Chester. After completing her A levels in 2005, Emerald joined a firm of accountants in Shrewsbury to undertake an apprenticeship studying the AAT qualification, followed by the Chartered Certified Accountancy professional qualification.




Charlotte Eaton, Assistant Manager – manages year-end accounts preparation, management accounts preparation, bookkeeping assignments, VAT compliance and return preparation, and all aspects of accounting software, including new implementations.

Hannah Swettenham, Assistant Manager – joined Mitchell Charlesworth’s Chester office in 2019, specialising in audit with more than 6 years’ experience across a range of sectors and businesses of all sizes.

Adam Warburton, Assistant Manager – joined Mitchell Charlesworth’s Chester office in 2016 and qualified as a member of the ACCA in 2019. Adam has particular expertise when it comes to the rules surrounding holding client money, advising and managing a portfolio of professional and financial services firms.

Richard Johnson, Managing Partner at Mitchell Charlesworth’s Liverpool office said:

“We are delighted to welcome Gary, Jonathan, Michelle and Emerald to the firm. Both our clients and our teams will benefit from their knowledge and experience. In addition, the promotions of Charlotte, Hannah and Adam are well-deserved and recognise the contribution these individuals make to the firm’s audit and accounts service. This latest round of appointments and promotions highlights our investment in our people and our firm and shows our ongoing commitment to deliver the highest standards of service to our clients as we support them with their post-Covid recovery.”