Bright Grahame Murray welcomes new talent with the latest graduate intake


A group of six graduates have taken their first steps on the Chartered Accountancy ladder after securing posts with Bright Grahame Murray.

Bright Grahame Murray offers an intensive, three-year graduate training programme which is unrivalled locally when it comes to experience, training and funding. As well as being exposed to a broad range of assignments, with client responsibility from an early stage, graduates receive a diverse training experience, developing skills in audit & assurance and taxation.

From left to right: Joshua Boroda, Katherine O’Donovan, Thomas Smith, Rhian Campbell, Thomas Howard, George Ball

All graduates will pursue the ICAEW Chartered Accountancy qualification (ACA) and join the existing team of graduates who have already started their training with the firm. The investment in trainees will also support the firm’s ongoing expansion.

The new graduates represent a range of disciplines:

  • George Ball, Computer Science MEng, University of Bristol
  • Joshua Boroda, Management (Accounting and Finance) BSc, University of Manchester
  • Rhian Campbell, Human Geography BA, University of Durham
  • Thomas Howard, Economics BA, University of Durham
  • Katherine O’Donovan, Mathematics and Finance, University of York
  • Thomas Smith, Economics MA, University of Edinburgh

Mark Cole, Senior Partner, said: “With the growing demand for the services we provide, it’s crucial that we have the right people in place. We are therefore delighted to welcome this group of talented, young people to our growing workforce, while also congratulating our existing graduates on their exam successes and continued development.”

“When it comes to graduate recruitment, we look beyond the degree. Instead, we focus on attracting and investing in the right calibre of graduate, ensuring that they can thrive within the firm as both individuals and professionals, enjoying a truly rounded experience. We look forward to working with our new colleagues, shaping them into professional Chartered Accountants.”

BGM will shortly be commencing their graduate recruitment for next year’s intake. Information on how to apply can be found on the website.