Blackburn & Burnley based PM+M – a leading chartered accountancy, business advisory and wealth management group – has strengthened its Wealth Management, Tax, Run My Business and Marketing teams following the appointments of seven new members of staff.

Tim Farragher has joined the Wealth Management team as paraplanner. Tim has a degree in Mathematics & Statistics as well as qualifications within the financial services sector. He has spent several years working at various financial services companies – the most recent being Moore & Smalley.

PM+M’s Tax team is bolstered by the arrival of new trainee Laura Fort. Laura holds a BA (Hons) in Business Management from Leeds Metropolitan University. She is now studying for the ATT (Association of Taxation Technicians) qualification.

Lorna Hargreaves is the latest addition to the Run My Business division; she is an accounts assistant. Her last role before arriving at PM+M was at DSM Chartered Accountants in Whalley. Lorna is joined by Luke Irving who is the team’s new accounts trainee.

Faye Hughes has been appointed as marketing & business development manager. She has recently spent four years working for a digital marketing agency in Paris. On returning to the UK, Faye took up a sales and marketing post at Independent Group (UK) Ltd. before joining PM+M. She is supported by Daniel Hill who has become a marketing & sales assistant. Daniel is a graduate in Business Administration. He was previously working in the Marketing department of Allspeeds Ltd. The final new starter is Lauren Ainsworth, business administration apprentice.

Stephen Anderson, managing partner at PM+M, commented:

“We are delighted to welcome these new arrivals across the business. 2014 has been a strong year for the firm as we have remained focussed on adding value to our clients and enhancing our offering. These new members of staff represent the latest step in our growth and I’m delighted to say that they are already making their mark.”