14 Jan 2022

2022 is adding up to be an optimistic year

2021 was another turbulent year and however much we didn’t want to continue using the word, there’s no denying that the events which unfolded were certainly unprecedented. From the pingdemic to the Omicron variant that spread like wildfire, the end of government support schemes and new financial levies, businesses were forced to continue adapting at an alarming rate.

As part of Monahans’ aim to help clients, existing and prospective, understand and navigate any concerns they had in 2021, we rapidly pivoted and created our post-pandemic recovery hub. Drawing upon the depths of our team’s commercial and specialist insight, we enabled our network to make better informed decisions and power future business growth.

This initiative was the start of something brilliant for Monahans. Despite the rocky nature of the year, we’re proud to say we made it a successful one and we look to 2022 with optimism.

What results did we garner in 2021?
The post-pandemic recovery hub campaign led to an immense uptick in our website traffic. On average, we now see 525 daily visits – a tenfold increase compared to pre-campaign figures. The success of this innovative new platform saw the business onboard 420 new clients which, in turn, created demand for a widening and strengthening of our senior team.

Subsequently, we welcomed eight brilliant new members of staff to our management team including Fiona Westwood, Partner; Chris Clark, Senior Client Portfolio Manager; Jessica Long, Tax Consultant; Zoe Alder, HR Manager and Adam Lloyd, VAT Senior Manager. Alongside the senior additions, we grew our overall headcount by 10 per cent.

What’s next for Monahans?
The Monahans team have worked incredibly hard over the past year to ensure local businesses continue to survive, and the results that we have achieved are a testament to their drive and commitment.

2022 is a year that holds a lot more optimism for many, despite its ongoing hurdles. Our team aims to encapsulate that positivity and help as many people as possible move from surviving to thriving in this current climate. The post-pandemic recovery hub will continue to give free resources and insight to those who need it, and our teams will be consistently on hand to help companies traverse this next stage.

Further growth is most certainly on the cards for Monahans, too. Over the next 12 months, we plan to grow further by at least 10 per cent. Throughout the year, we’ll be hiring for numerous roles, from juniors through to partners, and always have our eyes open for the best talent. If you’re considering switching roles, or perhaps even starting something completely new, make sure to look at our vacancies.

The success of 2021 wouldn’t have been possible without the motivation of the Monahans team, nor the support we have around us from our clients. I want to take the time to thank each one of those people who made 2021 a year to remember (for positive reasons!), and I look forward to seeing what 2022 has in store for all of us.

Simon Tombs