An Ammanford accountant has been promoted to a partner in the firm.

Ashmole & Co have announced the promotion of long-serving staff member, Vinal Patel, who has been with the company since 2002.

Mr Patel said: "I am delighted to be joining the partnership of Ashmole & Co after working my whole career with the firm.

"I pride myself on building working relationships with clients and being approachable and available when needed to help clients achieve their goals.

"I’m looking forward to starting this new chapter."

Balancing work and study, Mr Patel managed to attain his ACCA and ATT qualifications while working full-time at the accountancy firm.

In addition to his dedicated career, the newly appointed partner is a keen sports enthusiast.

Known for his involvement in various sports activities, Mr Patel proudly played for Brynamman RFC and competed in Ironman Wales in 2023.

Outside his professional and athletic commitments, Mr Patel dedicated ten years to serving his local community as a retained fire fighter.

He resides in Ammanford with his wife, daughter and pet dog.

His passion for sports also extends to his family, actively supporting his daughter in her athletic pursuits.

He is a lifelong Liverpool football fan and swims, runs and cycles during his leisure time.

Ashmole & Co has been providing tax, accounting, and audit services since 1897.

They are one of the most substantial accountancy and auditing practices in Wales with 13 offices located throughout the south and west, including Ammanford, Swansea, Haverfordwest and Carmarthen.