South West-based chartered accountants, tax consultants and financial planners Albert Goodman who have a Dorset office in Weymouth has appointed Sarah Bowden as the company’s new Head of Human Resources to provide greater focus on planning, training and development for its 300 employees.
Sarah started her career as a HR business placement studying business studies at Debenhams head office in London. This initial role led to a 21-year career with the retail giant where Sarah covered HR, training and recruitment for both head office and retail. Most recently she enjoyed a HR role at the Met Office in Exeter leading the recruitment team to challenge, champion and develop individual talent.
In her new role at Albert Goodman, Sarah will manage five team members at the firms new head office premises in Taunton to deliver a full range of HR duties that will build on the company’s engaged, inclusive and high-performing culture.
Commenting on her new Head of HR appointment at Albert Goodman, Sarah Bowden explains, “I’m excited to join a well-established and professional regional organisation that recognises and rewards hard work and supports their employees to reach their full potential.
“As one of the South West Best Companies to work for, the HR team has tremendous opportunity to further develop our talent strategy as the company continues to grow.”
Richard Bugler, Managing Partner at Albert Goodman, commented on Sarah Bowden’s Head of HR appointment at Albert Goodman: “On behalf of the whole team at Albert Goodman, I extend a very warm welcome to Sarah as she joins us in Taunton and starts to work with team members across our South West locations. Sarah has made a positive impression so far and we’re excited about her working more closely with the management team to deliver HR solutions that will support the company’s ongoing strategy.”