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Creative and Numbers welcomes Richard Sowten to their team


In recent months Creative and Numbers has experienced a huge influx of new clients. Our experience and hands-on approach to assisting clients has attracted so many creative folk to our specialist accountancy service. In order to provide the smoothest of transitions we have enlisted a new member, and it’s our first guy! We’re delighted that Richard Sowten has joined to help with the process of onboarding new clients. 


Our commitment to assisting creative people and businesses is reflected in those we employ too, and Richard is no exception. He joins us after spending his career in the print trade, working on classic titles such as Smash Hits, Top Gear, Elle, Red and 442. Working as a Senior Account Manager he oversaw clients such as Haymarket publishing, IPC, Emap, Reader's Digest and John Lewis. More recently he worked with an online rewards company and again worked with some of the UK’s most popular and successful brands such as Marks and Spencers, TUI and Butlins. 

So with this much client liaison experience he’s perfectly positioned to aid and manage our onboarding service.


Richard is no stranger to the founders of Creative and Numbers and has been a friend for over 30 years, so they knew he was someone who they could entrust such an important part of their business. 


Of his joining Creative and Numbers Richards says:

“It’s only been just over 6 weeks that I’ve been part of Creative and Numbers, and the one thing that strikes me is their enthusiasm. I’m learning new things daily and really love that. Hopefully I can make a difference and help Creative and Numbers achieve even greater success”.


Co-Founders Pippa Halfnight and Vicki Pascoe are delighted with Richard’s efforts already:

“We are not sure how we managed without Ricky.  Six weeks in and the impact has been huge for all the team.  We are excited to be able to share him with all our clients, both existing and new”.


Outside of work Richard, or as he’s more often called Ricky, is a keen sportsman and can often be found on a football field or playing a few rounds of golf. Like all the women on our team he’s a gregarious character and spends lots of time with friends and family, not forgetting his dog Buddy too. 


So if you’re considering switching accountants or indeed are looking for an accountant to help navigate your finances, then Ricky may well be the person you chat to after joining us. 


For now though welcome to the team Ricky.


We have been clients of Creative and Numbers for many years and we have always been very pleased with the service provided.  Vicki is very professional, knowledgeable and approachable and she has supported us very ably through the years. We would not hesitate to recommend Creative and Numbers to anyone looking for a personal, efficient accountancy firm.

- Judy and Malcolm Hall - Malcolm Hall - Tailors -

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