Appointment at Ellon firm

Phil Anderson and Becky Shiel
Phil Anderson and Becky Shiel

The owner of an Ellon financial services firm has recognised the contribution his longest serving employee has made to the company’s success by appointing her company director and gifting her five percent of his company.

Phil Anderson, owner of award-winning Phil Anderson Financial Services, made the gift to Becky Shiel who started working for Phil seven years ago as a part-time administrator.

As work became busier she took on the role of full-time administrator before being appointed office manager just over two years ago.

Becky becomes the company’s second director with immediate effect.

Her five-per-cent share of the company will entitle her to annual dividends and to a share of the proceeds if the company is ever sold.

Phil said: “Becky is very efficient, has a fantastic work ethic and knows as much about the company as I do.

“She keeps me right a lot of the time and I know that I can trust her implicitly to look after things if I’m not here.

“The company has seen year on year growth since launch and Becky has been a huge part of that. I thought this was a way to show her how much she is valued and how much I appreciate everything she has done to help me.”

Becky said: “Phil has been a great boss over the years and we’ve established a really good working relationship. I’m always honest with him if he asks my opinion about anything and he’s always prepared to take other views into account.”