Steve Coombs will head up KPMG’s international executive services team in Reading and Bristol. He has more than 26 years’ experience in helping businesses to set up and manage their operations both into and out of the UK.
The clients he works with range from established multinationals to companies setting up an international operation for the first time.
His colleague, James Magrath, a corporate tax expert, is joining the Reading office. At EY, he set up and led the EY UK tax desk based on the US West Coast. Using the experience he gathered there, he will specialise in offering advice to US companies operating in the Thames Valley.
Welcoming the two to the firm, David Ashworth, head of tax for KPMG in the Thames Valley, said, “It’s a priority for businesses in our region to achieve sustainable growth and for many these opportunities will lie overseas; we are already seeing increased demand for support in this area.
“It’s also crucial that the UK continues to attract multinationals looking to set up in Europe. With its good transport connections and skilled labour force the Thames Valley is an attractive location for these businesses.
“Our team will play an important role to advise and guide overseas companies and help them establish their UK base in the Thames Valley.”