A long history of apprenticeship success – Leigh Christou Accountants

With 30 years of business under its belt, Leigh Christou Accountants has gone from strength to strength, including being the first firm in the UK to be awarded the ACCA Quality Kite Mark.

Over the years the practice has employed many staff members, some of whom are still with the company. Leigh Christou LLP prides itself on a highly dedicated team who share the commitment to their clients and strive to offer a professional service at all times.

Apprenticeships have been a key part of Leigh Christou’s success. Working in partnership with CWT Chamber Training, Leigh Christou has recruited valuable team members as Apprentices and supported their training through to professional levels.

Leigh Christou believes the greatest staff success stories are from apprentices who have joined the firm from school and worked their way through accountancy study to ultimately achieve professional success.

Siobhan Harkin joined Leigh Christou, as an Apprentice, after finishing school in 2004 and is now AAT and ACCA qualified.  She is currently ‘Business Services Manager’ heading up a strong team and using her skills to train new apprentices.

Steven Walsgrove, like Siobhan, joined Leigh Christou LLP as an Apprentice straight from school in 2007 and succeeded at AAT before commencing his ACCA studies in 2010.

David Sellers joined in 2009 post ‘AS’ level and is now qualified AAT and working towards his first module of ACCA.

Leigh Christou LLP believes the recipe for success is ultimately developing a team of strong capable individuals and then applying their individual strengths to develop the team as a whole, with Apprenticeships playing a vital part in this.