The team at Brightshire would like to introduce you to Katie Starkey-Gillett, who joined us recently as our new Senior Accountant.
Brightshire Welcomes Katie Starkey-Gillett
We’re pleased to announce that this month Katie
Starkey-Gillett joined Brightshire as the newest member of the team! With over
15 years’ experience, its safe to say Katie brings with her a wealth of
knowledge and expertise within the accountancy sector. As an FMAAT qualified
accountant, Katie has demonstrated her senior experience, skill and expertise
and brings all of this to our practice and clients. We’re excited for her to
get stuck in working with our team and delivering results for all of our clients.
Having worked with Suzanne in the past, Katie knows what
makes us tick at Brightshire and exactly how we work. We know she understands
and shares the values and ethics we hold close and is ready to jump on board!
A bit about Katie
When Katie was younger, she wanted to be a primary school teacher but after studying Business Studies at sixth form college, she found that she really enjoyed the finance module and it gave her a new direction for a career. Katie then went onto university to study a degree in Accounting and Finance. Following her graduation, she started working at an accountancy practice within the farming team.
previously managed a portfolio of agricultural clients ranging
from large dairy farmers to farms that have diversified, including a
variety of business structures. Katie has experience advising clients on
accounts, tax, VAT and other business queries. Katie has generations of
family that have had businesses within the farming industry, which has
given her a passion to be an agricultural accountant. Having previously
worked with Suzanne, Katie was thrilled to be given the opportunity to work
at Brightshire within a growing team.
When she is not working, Katie’s time is spent with her two young boys and her husband. Katie enjoys taking her boys on days out to Chester Zoo, local parks, for walks or spending time with family and friends. Aside from spending time with her family, Katie enjoys baking from themed birthday cakes for her boys to a nice homemade treat.
We are excited to see Katie take
the next step of her career with us here at Brightshire as our Senior
Accountant. We hope you look forward to working with Katie, just as much as she
is ready to work with all of our clients!
I have always been passionate about getting to know clients and their business in order to fully understand their business and their current/future business needs. ”