Two members of our team are celebrating after completing their courses and preparing to begin their professional careers with the Bailey Group.

Oliver Routledge and Georgia Battman have both completed courses this year becoming a Chartered Accountant and PA to the CEO respectively.

Oliver Routledge, 27, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in September after completing his ICAEW training and exams. Oliver completed his exams in record time, taking just five-years to become an ACA Chartered Accountant.

Oliver first entered the world of accountancy following the completion of a post-graduate course in Finance, Accounting and Business at Newcastle University. After completing the course in 2013, Oliver then joined the team at the Bailey Group.

On entering practice, the rest of Oliver’s training was handled through Kaplan, who provide professional tuition and guidance in preparation for the ACA exams. Oliver remained with Kaplan until the conclusion of the advanced stage exams in December 2017.

Oliver said: “It has been good to come back into a learning environment and have a chance to learn new skills that I can apply in the workplace. It has been enjoyable to feel the sense of progress and achievement as I have gotten closer to reaching the ACA qualification.”

Oliver is the first Chartered Accountant the Bailey Group have trained from start to finish and he has been a great asset to the team since he started.

Georgia Battman, 19, completed her Level 2 Business Administration course in November and is now taking on the role as PA to the CEO at the Bailey Group.

Georgia began studying her course in November 2017 at Middlesbrough College.

Through studying her course Georgia developed an interest in Human Resources (HR) and is now hoping to complete her CIPD qualification in HR next year.

Georgia thoroughly enjoyed her course and has learned many new skills which she hopes to put into practice during her day-to-day work.

Chris Bailey CEO of the Bailey Group said: “We are delighted that Oliver and Georgia have both completed their training, investing in our staff is really important to us at the Bailey Group, so it’s fantastic to see two young members of staff doing so well.”