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Practice news: RSM bolsters Preston tax practice

15th May 2017
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A round-up of the latest news, appointments, executive moves and acquisitions from the world of practice during May 2017.

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RSM bolsters Preston tax practice

15 MayRSM has appointed a new tax director and partner to its Preston tax practice.

Anthony Cox brings almost 21 years’ experience to his new position as tax director, specialising in acquisitions and disposals, capital allowances, R&D tax relief, corporate reconstructing, capital gains and inheritance tax.

Meanwhile, Andrew Stackhouse joins the Preston office as a tax director, after working more than 12 years as tax senior manager for KPMG. Before that, Stackhouse spent nearly six years as a tax manager with Deloitte.

Kevin Duffy, RSM’s office managing partner in Preston, said: ‘We continue to invest in our tax practice with key strategic hires, and its fantastic to welcome Anthony and Andrew to the team.  Both are well known Lancashire professionals with extensive experience which will further strengthen our offering

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Wilkins Kennedy promotes three new partners

10 May – Wilkins Kennedy has promoted three new partners at its offices in London and Heathrow.

Jemima Jones who joined the firm in 2005 has become tax partner at the Heathrow office, after becoming tax director in 2015. David Jenkins brings 20 years’ experience in providing tax advice to his new position as tax partner in the firm’s London offices. Paul Creasey takes the position of audit partner at the firm’s Heathrow office. Joining the firm in 2015, Creasey has specialised in financial reporting regulations and has developed a client portfolio that includes software and technology companies.

David Fenn, managing partner of Wilkins Kennedy, said: “Jemima, Paul and David have proven to be great assets to the firm and have brought a number of skills to the table in the way of client service, excellent applied knowledge and instinctive problem solving. Wilkins Kennedy continues to grow and create opportunities for everyone to advance their careers and improve their business skills and I would like to wish our new partners all the very best.”

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FRP boosts advisory services

5 MayFRP Advisory has added corporate finance specialists to three of its 15 locations, with the addition of Matthew Flower to the firm’s London office and Colin Strevens to the Birmingham office.

Flower joins as a partner, bringing more than 20 years corporate finance experience, working for firms such as Deutsche Bank and PwC. Strevens, a former PwC director, has more than 10 years corporate advisory experience.

Jeremy French, Managing Partner at FRP Advisory, said: “The welcome arrival of Matthew and Colin is part of our commitment to provide dedicated corporate finance professionals across the country’s key regions with a wealth of experience who can deliver value for stakeholders.”

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RSM recruits share scheme specilaist

28 April – RSM has appointed Martin Cooper as director in its Manchester office, with a focus on the firm’s corporate clients.

Cooper specialises in employee share scheme and management incentives. His experience and expertise in these fields have been developed through working a senior manager with EY and as a solicitor at Eversheds solicitors.

RSM’s Jill Jones noted how Cooper’s share scheme knowledge will help deliver “significant commercial advantages” for their clients. Cooper, meanwhile, saw RSM as a “natural fit” for him. “The firm acts for a range of large corporates and fast growing businesses where effective share schemes could add real value, and I look forward to drawing on my experience to support ambitious North West businesses,” he said.

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