Events & News News Chamber News Long Service for Nicholsons employee Building relationships and ensuring consistency is a core value at Nicholsons. Retaining a great team is a way that we can achieve this and therefore it’s fantastic when we can celebrate big milestones. Elaine Faithorn joined Nicholsons in October 1987 and is therefore celebrating 30 years of service. After working in London, Elaine came to Lincoln from Kent and joined as an assistant to the IT Manager. At this time the firm only had one computer, however, after two years Elaine took over the firm’s internal accounting function when her colleague retired and has continued to work in the same department dealing with company bookkeeping, time and fees Ledgers, payroll and basic HR matters ever since. Having seen many changes over the years from the time when clients accounts were typed out using a typewriter with carbon paper to now where they are sent digitally via the firm’s portal, from using software such as Wordcraft to Word, Lotus to Excel and from Sage to Xero. Elaine has had to adapt to the changes and has enjoyed attending courses to update her skills. In 2004 Nicholsons moved from Newland in the city centre to their present out of town office at The Point on Weaver Road in Lincoln. The move to the new offices brought with it a different working environment, a light and airy open plan office with modern facilities. Richard Hallsworth, Director said “Elaine has been a valuable member of the team and having her experience and knowledge is a great asset to everyone here. We are very keen to retain our employees and provide regular opportunities for training. Our congratulations go to Elaine on achieving 30 years at the firm”. When Elaine is not at work she enjoys travelling, playing golf - both here and abroad. Coming from a large family Elaine also enjoys getting together with her family.