People: Duncan and Toplis; Vibrant Accountancy

Sarah Holford
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Sarah Holford and Matthew Appleyard have been appointed as directors at Duncan & Toplis, while Chris Wright and Alison Smith have been promoted as associate directors.

In recent months, the company has launched a new international gateway, Kreston Duncan & Toplis and it has also launched a new legal services practice, Duncan & Toplis Legal Services.

Managing director of Duncan & Toplis, Adrian Reynolds said: “We take great pride in being the company clients choose to work with and where talented people belong. I’m delighted to welcome Sarah and Matthew as directors. With both of them having started their careers here, it’s a great achievement for them and for Duncan & Toplis for their talent, expertise and experience to have led them to these senior roles.

“I’m also very pleased that Chris and Alison are also moving into associate roles; I’m sure they’ll achieve great things and help to steer our business to an exciting and successful future.”

A Derby business which has more than tripled in size since setting up two years ago has welcomed its seventh new member of staff.

Zoe Bishop

Vibrant Accountancy, based on Duffield Road, has welcomed Zoe Bishop to its team.

“I am absolutely over the moon to have joined Vibrant Accountancy,” said Bishop.

“I admire their ethos; they want to ‘shake-up’ the industry which is often considered ‘stuffy’. They champion fellow small businesses and there is a great vibe here, too. It’s a close-knit team and I’ve been made to feel very welcome.

“I have been given flexibility, freedom and responsibility at Vibrant and the team have so much experience, too. I’m looking forward to learning more from them and expanding my skills.”