Jessica Fino 7 Jun 2017 10:48am

BDO promotes 15 new partners across the UK

The mid-tier firm's most recent raft of partner promotions is the highest number the company has awarded, following the recruitment of an additional 25 new partners during the last year

The promotions include new partners in its audit, tax and advisory practices in seven different UK cities, and will become effective from July.

In its audit practice, BDO promoted David Butcher, Ollie Chinneck, Peter Smith and Fiona Condron as partners.

Six new partners join the firm’s tax practice: Andy Kelly, Matthew Emms, Neil Williams, James Paterson, Joe Newton and Angela Cross.

Within its advisory team, Mike Grime, part of the business restructuring team, was also made partner, as well as Ed Higgs from valuations and Harry Stoakes, corporate finance director of mergers and acquisitions, where he has been working for the past 10 years.

Andrea Hunt, global outsourcing director and Craig Martin, corporate finance director of the transaction services and fellow of ICAEW will also become partners within the advisory practice.

The new partners are based across BDO’s London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Gatwick offices.

Paul Eagland, managing partner at BDO, said, “Developing and rewarding talent from within is an essential part of our growth strategy.

“I take great pride in that we continue to attract and retain top quality advisers, and I am confident they will continue to thrive in their careers and drive our business forward.

“Our new partners boast a great range of expertise and they all have significant experience in helping businesses survive and thrive in uncertain times. They all thoroughly deserve this promotion.”

In March this year, BDO appointed Andrew Howson as private equity partner.

The ICAEW member left EY after more than a decade as an executive director to join BDO’s corporate finance team.

The mid-tier firm is also investing in its presence overseas, with the recent appointment of new partners in Antigua & Barbuda, St Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The partners left KPMG office in Antigua & Barbuda to join BDO in April.