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Whitley Stimpson appoints board director

12 January 2022
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Rebecca Craker has been made board director at Oxfordshire chartered accountants and business advisers Whitley Stimpson.

Rebecca became director of the High Wycombe office in 2020 and was appointed board director the year following in a promotion which will see her helping to steer the whole firm’s strategy.  She will continue to be based at Whitley Stimpson’s High Wycombe office where she will play a key role in accountancy services across a range of sectors and with a specialist focus on corporate work, including audit and assurance assignments as well as working with charities.

Rebecca obtained a degree of Accounts and Financial Management at the University of Buckingham before working in industry for a local housing developer.  From there she joined the Hale Partnership in 2006 and qualified as an accountant. The Hale Partnership merged with Whitley Stimpson in 2010, Rebecca gained her ACCA qualification in 2011 and achieved her FCCA accreditation in 2016.

Jonathan Walton, director at Whitley Stimpson said: "On behalf of the firm I would like to extend our congratulations to Rebecca for making board director.  Since joining Whitley Stimpson 15 years ago, Rebecca’s performance and commitment to her clients has been exemplary making her a fantastic role model for younger less experienced members of the firm.

Rebecca’s appointment represents a significant addition to our board of directors, and we are confident that she will be a huge asset to the business. This takes the number of Whitley Stimpson board directors in our firm to eight."

Rebecca explained: “I’m delighted to have made board director which is a huge achievement and has been my goal for some time. Whitley Stimpson has provided me with fantastic support over the last 15 years, I’ve been able to progress in my career through ongoing training and professional development. I am very excited about my new role and am looking forward to being much more involved in the running of the firm.“

Whitley Stimpson, which was founded 90 years ago, is ranked within the top 100 practices in the country as and has built up its expertise and reputation through continuous staff training and development and through building up specialisations to cater for the rapid change in global and local business practices.

Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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