ARMSTRONG Watson’s financial planning team continues to grow with the appointment of a new adviser in Skipton.

Kathryn Hargrave has worked in financial advice for more than 10 years and joins the accountancy and financial advice firm from Skipton Building Society, where she worked since 2013.

Kathryn will be helping individuals and business owners across a range of areas, specialising in retirement planning, but also including investments, protection and inheritance tax planning.

She said: “I’m really excited to join the fantastic team at Skipton and bring my wealth of skills and experience to help our clients directly. I came to Armstrong Watson as it was clear the company lives and breathes its culture, creating a supportive environment where colleagues thrive and bring their best to clients.

“It’s also really important for me to be able to provide independent holistic advice so that I can help clients no matter what their needs. My goal is to make financial advice simple, accessible and rewarding.”

James Marlow, regional financial planning manager, said: “It’s fantastic for us as a business that Kathryn has joined to develop our presence in the Skipton area. With her experience of assisting many advisers over the last 10 years, she’s a great asset to the team who can work well with our accountancy and audit service lines to help many owner-managed businesses plan effectively for the future.”