AN accountant at Haines Watts has got his stripes after working with the company for ten years.

Michael Webb has qualified as a certified chartered accountant at the Old-Town-based firm.

He is also celebrating ten years there since starting as a trainee after he left Ridgeway School in Wroughton.

His qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) promotes him to become a tax and accounts senior at the company, which has been open for 24 years.

“I really enjoy working here,” said Michael, who praised his co-workers in the office for their support over the years.

“We are a very close-knit team and I’ve been supported from day one since coming in as a trainee a decade ago.

"I’ve always really enjoyed the atmosphere here as we’re a team who value each other.

“It’s been quite a journey and one I couldn’t have completed without the support of my colleagues.”

Mike Lloyd, managing partner at the company, said: “Michael is a valued team member, hardworking, conscientious and fun to have around.

"It’s hard to believe that he has been with us for a decade! We have encouraged Michael all the way and we are proud of his success."