Gemma’s rapid rise to Azets’ Associate Director

February 1, 2023

Having joined the firm, after completion of her A Levels, Gemma Wright has now been promoted to Associate Director by firm Azets.

Azets, a top 10 Accountancy, Audit and Business Advisory firm has offices nationwide with established representation in Peterborough and Cambridge.

Gemma has been part of the 50-person, six-partner office in Peterborough since 2008, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2014 and is now embarking on her new role within the office.

Specialising in audit and assurance within the not-for-profit, charity, education and commercial sectors, Gemma is delighted to be in her new role, doing the job she loves.

She said: “I was absolutely thrilled to join the firm, following an application to a letter posted on the sixth form notice board at my school, Spalding Grammar School, inviting people to apply to become a trainee at Rawlinsons Accountants in Peterborough.

“Having worked within the firm since 2008, I can’t see myself doing anything else. I enjoy being part of the business, supporting colleagues and most importantly helping my clients.”

Gemma has managed a large team since Rawlinsons was acquired by the Baldwins Group in 2018. In September 2020, the Baldwins Group was rebranded to Azets.

As an Associate Director, she will have a key role to play not only with her clients but also in the development and running of the office.

She added: “I remain ambitious, my aim is to become a Partner. I love the ESG (environmental, social and governance) and wellbeing side of business and look forward to helping contribute in these areas.”

Azets Peterborough Office Managing Partner, Mark Jackson said: “We are delighted to be able to announce the promotion of Gemma to Associate Director at Azets. It is always good to see people progress and her promotion is well deserved.

“She joined us from school, moved through her AAT and ICAEW exams with first time passes and now provides an excellent service to a variety of corporate, charitable and academy clients.

“Gemma has also been a great advocate of improving our impact on the environment and supporting our local community.”

Outside of work, Gemma is a trustee for PECT (Peterborough Environment Charity Trust), a charity helping to protect and enhance the environment, and has a long history of supporting and volunteering with charities.

She added: “I sit on the PECT board, advise on their finances and also spread the environmental message in the workplace and beyond. My work and charitable activities merge together quite nicely. I am the ‘environmental champion’ of the Azets Peterborough and Cambridge offices and I am always seeking ways to improve our environmental impact both in our working and personal lives.”

Gemma is also on the board for the NSPCC Peterborough Businesses Services Group, raising money for children in need regionally, helping to organise events and fundraise.

Her fundraising efforts have included a 75km walk in day, the national three peaks challenge and abseiling down Peterborough Cathedral, all done with colleagues from the local Azets offices.