Appointments: Hayward Wright, ICC and Vox

Hayward Wright Accountancy Group has recruited four people in accounting, tax and payroll, to bolster its growing team across the West Midlands.

Account managers Barry Tilson and Tasneem Quereshi, personal tax manager Sue Atkin and Ann Rhodes who is a payroll senior have joined the firm.

Winning significant new contracts has meant the team had to take on additional technical expertise for its offices in Redditch, Solihull and Worcester. Headcount has now reached 22, a rise of 47% in two years.

Hayward Wright’s managing director, Alistair Hayward Wright said: “As evidenced by high employment rates across the region, many Midlands businesses have been expanding their workforces and taking on new business. To achieve this they have needed expert tax and accountancy advice, and I am delighted that we have expanded our own team to meet those demands and help our clients capitalise on the surge in economic growth.”

Hayward Wright have also recently become a Platinum partner with Xero, the cloud based accounting platform, which on top of recent recruitment, was welcomed by Hayward Wright who added: ” Welcoming four new experts in their respective fields, working across our offices in Redditch, Worcester and Solihull, is another great milestone for us as we approach the second half of 2018.”


Gemma Carter-Heyward has been appointed to a newly created role as the Head of Events, covering both the ICC and Vox in Birmingham. She has been the Senior Event Manager at the Vox since 2014, and this new role is focused on developing and inspiring the team at both venues to strive to be the best in class.

Commenting on her new appointment, Gemma Carter-Heyward said: ” I am extremely honoured to take on the new role of Head of Events for both the ICC and Vox, and I am excited about the possibilities that lay ahead of us, as a team across two fabulous venues. I look forward to working alongside our great clients whilst we continue to strive to be best in class.”

Carter-Heyward’s appointment was warmly welcomed by Allan Boyle, Director of Event Services at both ICC and Vox: ” Gemma was the perfect choice for this role. She has done a fantastic job at the Vox over the last few years, and has been integral to the success of the venue. Her passion and creativity is balanced with her ability to plan and lead teams. We are looking forward to seeing Gemma in action and have no doubt that she will continue to deliver great work.”