Three partners have been appointed to chartered accountancy firm David Allen.

Lucy Metcalf, Julie Osborn and Sue Winter have been promoted to the roles, which they began on January 1.

Miss Metcalf joined the practice in 2011. She has over 20 years of tax and accountancy experience and is Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualified.

Miss Osborn joined the practice in 2004 as an accounts assistant and has seen her career progress with three promotions. She gained her Association of Taxation Technician (ATT) qualifications while at the practice.

Mrs Winter joined David Allen as an associate and senior tax consultant in 2017, with more than 20 years in the industry. She is ATT qualified, as well as a CTA and a Trusts and Estate Practitioner.

David Allen said: “They are all excellent ambassadors for the firm and good examples of our commitment to career development.

“I am delighted to announce their promotions, and look forward to them making a significant contribution to the leadership of the firm.

“It is an exciting time for the David Allen Group, with us offering amazing opportunities for our people and these appointments are the start of what will be a fantastic 2019.”

The group has also announced the promotion of Amy Muirhead, who will now manage its Dumfries office.

Miss Muirhead was brought up in Thornhill, just outside Dumfries. She joined David Allen as an accounts assistant in 2017.

Since starting with the business, the firm said she had raised the profile of the Dumfries team within the town and the surrounding area and assisted with the recruitment of five new staff.