When Marian Boxall started a new job as a receptionist in 1969 she never imagined she would be working for the same firm her entire working life.
However, she is now celebrating 40 years working for East of England-based accountants Moore Thompson.
She first began working for Stephenson Smart in May 1969 working from 3B Market Place in Spalding for the late Tony Moore as a receptionist and typist. She carried on working for Stephenson Smart for three more years and then left for 18 months when she had her first child.
In 1975 she returned to Stephenson Smart and started work again as an audit clerk from their new offices at Bank House. Shortly after re-joining, the firm renamed itself Moore & Price, before merging in 1988 with Thompson & Co. and became known as Moore Thompson.
When the firm began to regularly use computers in their work, in 1982 Marian took over much of the practice’s IT tasks subsequently becoming Moore Thompsons official IT manager.
Commenting on her time at Moore Thompson, Marian Boxall said: “I have seen a lot of changes take place during my time at Moore Thompson and it has been a very challenging career.
“I have made some very good friends during my time at the firm and have been given many different opportunities to change roles.
“Throughout my time at the firm I have felt extremely valued and it has been really rewarding. I look forward to spending many more years with Moore Thompson and hope to continue providing an excellent service to all of our clients.”
During her time with the firm she has attended a variety of IT training courses allowing her to develop the high level of technical knowledge she has today. She has played an instrumental role in the creation of MT Computer Consulting Ltd, which provides software and training to Moore Thompson’s clients as an additional add on service.
She has also seen the firm expand to three different offices and seen the addition of financial services and small business unit.
Mark Hildred, Managing Partner at Moore Thompson, said: “Marian is an essential part of the Moore Thompson team and it is my great pleasure to congratulate her on completing 40 years of service with the firm.
“Our staff at Moore Thompson are one of our most precious resources and we pride ourselves on the high level of staff retention. I hope that many of our other staff will see the achievement made by Marian and hope to replicate them in the way they work.”
Marian said one of her lasting memories of working with the firm was the support she received during the Falklands crisis as her husband was in the Royal Navy and was fighting at the time.