In brief: Vibrant Accountancy; F Word Training; OTB Legal

Katie Hirst

A Derby accountancy and business advice company has recruited its fourth new team member in less than 12 months.

Vibrant Accountancy, based on Duffield Road, have welcomed Katie Hirst; a mum of three who will take care of the company’s book-keeping, accounts and, predominantly, payroll.

She joins co-founders Ian Ball and Beverley Wakefield, Samantha Carter-Roe, Vibrant’s chief book-keeper, office co-ordinator Lynn McCabe and Emma Vicars; head of accounting.

Finance and funding expert Serena Humphrey, founder of The F Word and creator of the F Word Academy has been crowned one of the UK’s Top 10 advisers for the finance training support she provides to small businesses and entrepreneurs, taking the title in the Finance and Funding category.

The virtual awards ceremony, which announced the winners of the Enterprise Nation Top 50 Advisers competition, across a range of professional disciplines such as legal, finance and funding, technology, HR, PR and marketing and a special ‘Above & Beyond’ category – took place on the evening of November 25.

Humphrey said: “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be named a Top 10 Advisor and to win this category, especially through Enterprise Nation which is so well known for its small business support.”

A Nottingham law firm has been rated as one of the best in the UK for the specialist work it does in immigration.

The OTB Legal team

OTB Legal is the only immigration law firm outside of London to feature in the Chambers and Partners UK Guide for 2021, which identifies outstanding lawyers and law firms.

Directors and co-founders Aldijana Hoad and Mark Lilley-Tams have also been individually recognised in the guide, which is put together following independent research into firms and lawyers across the country.

It is a double celebration for OTB Legal which is also ranked in the Legal 500 2021 list, with clients praising the team for its ‘outstanding support and guidance’.