What’s happening at Sowerby – Autumn ’23

What’s happening at Sowerby – Autumn ’23

Team Update


We’ve had a busy summer recruiting five new team members and we’d like to welcome them to the team.


Sarah Wragg joined Sowerby in August 2023 as Director of Owner Managed Businesses.   Having worked previously in both Practice and Industry, Sarah brings a wealth of knowledge as she has had hands on experience of both sides of the table.  Sarah qualified and worked for 17 years at a Top 10 Accountancy firm in the UK, focusing predominantly on SME’s.   Sarah then moved to industry for 7 years before joining Sowerby.  Her passion is helping and supporting clients through both the good and challenging times.


Adam Welbourne also joined us in August as Audit Director, having gained experience from both practice and industry.  Adam enjoys helping his clients to achieve their business aims and embodies the Sowerby ethos of large company expertise delivered with a personal touch.


Nicole Dixon joined in September as Tax Senior Executive. Being CTA qualified she has spent several years working with a variety of different clients after starting her tax journey straight from sixth form.


Dominic Judd joined us in June as Tax Trainee and is currently studying for his AAT.


Sinem Ozer joined us in September as a Trainee Accountant after leaving the University of Hull with a first class honours degree in Accounting. After spending her placement year with Sowerby, Sinem returned to start her career and complete her accountancy qualifications.


Pictured from left to right:
Seated – Nicole Dixon, Adam Welbourne
Standing – Sinem Ozer, Dominic Judd, Sarah Wragg


Total Warrior

At the start of July our team completed the Total Warrior challenge in Leeds.  They raised an amazing £1370 for the East Yorkshire Foodbank, which will go towards helping people struggling with the cost of living in the area. Well done to all who took part from Team Sowerby and thank you to everyone who sponsored them.


Summer BBQ

The team also had a fabulous time at our Summer Family BBQ, which we held at Tickton Grange in August.  It was a great opportunity to meet everyone’s families and socialise outside of work.


Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t on our side and the main event was held indoors (it’s amazing where you can fit a bouncy castle and a surf simulator!).  But everyone had a great time, and hopefully the sun will be shining next year!


Charity ‘Afternoon tea’

In August we joined in with Breast Cancer Now’s Afternoon Tea fundraiser.  We have some amazing bakers in the team and were treated to a fantastic selection of treats.  The team at Goole also held their own event and in total we raised £157.50.


In our next update we’ll share more information regarding our head office expansion and reveal our charity challenge for 2024.


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Published by Sowerby Chartered Accountants, November 2023