The South West’s leading independent firm of chartered accountants, Thomas Westcott, has announced two senior promotions.

Catherine Brown has been made a Director in the firm with David Cresswell promoted to junior Partner.

The pair, both based in Thomas Westcott’s Barnstaple office, has been with the firm since they were trainee chartered accountants with David joining in 2005 and Catherine in 2006.

David said he was relishing the opportunity to progress further within Thomas Westcott. He added: “This is something I have been working towards for many years and I look forward to being involved with the firm for many years to come.”

Catherine said: “I am both excited and proud to be offered this promotion which recognises the progress I have made over many years.”

Steve Cresswell, partner in charge of Thomas Westcott’s Barnstaple office, said: “These promotions are a good reflection of David and Catherine’s capabilities and are well-earned reward for their hard work and dedication.

“As a firm we are very focused on recruiting, nurturing and retaining talented accountants and this is another example where young people have completed their training with us before being promoted to senior positions within the firm.”