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New Melton accountant sets out to help startups thrive

Duncan & Toplis’ new senior manager in Melton is looking to connect businesses and help startups “grow and thrive”.

Chartered accountants and business advisers, Duncan & Toplis has appointed Daniel Bennett as senior manager at its office in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.

Daniel, who grew up in Melton, joins the company after working as Business Services Manager at an accountancy firm in Derby.

Duncan & Toplis, which was established in 1925, opened its office in Melton in 1987. It was named Large Accountancy Firm of the Year 2019 by the ICAEW East Midlands and it employs around 450 people across the region.

Unlike other managers at the company, Daniel has been set the challenge of finding his own clients which means he has a blank slate on which to build. Daniel said he’s excited to start meeting businesses in the area:

“Duncan & Toplis noticed that I’m not exactly your typical suit-and-tie accountant, so they’ve practically given me free rein to support the business community as much as I can. I really want to get stuck in and help businesses, particularly startups, to grow and thrive.

“This is an exciting opportunity; I was raised in Melton and I live in Asfordby with my wife and children so I know the area well and I’m personally invested in it. The Melton area has a lot of ambitious new businesses but it doesn't yet have the networking scene that larger towns and cities have. I want to help businesses overcome that by getting involved with the local business community and helping companies that are just setting out on their journey to prosper and scale-up.”

Among the team working alongside Daniel at Duncan & Toplis’ Melton office is the company’s Head of Tax, Director Nicholas Smith. Nicholas said:

“Daniel is a very talented accountant with a broad skill set which means he’s ideally placed to help businesses at all levels. New and small businesses in particular could benefit from Daniel’s knowledge, advice and accountancy skills. He’s very enthusiastic and approachable and he makes a great addition to our team. I’m looking forward to seeing the difference that Daniel can make in our area alongside the continuing support we give to all of our existing clients.”

Speaking about Duncan & Toplis’ support and the ‘blank slate’ that’s been given to him, Daniel said:

“The faith that Duncan & Toplis have put in me fantastic and it means I can actively reach out and make a big difference in the business environment. I’m happy to sit down and speak to anyone who might benefit from my support.”

If you’d like to enquire about Duncan & Toplis’ services in the Melton area, you can contact the team on 01664 561 001, you can email daniel directly at or visit for more information.

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