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String of New Year promotions at Smith Cooper

String of New Year promotions at Smith Cooper

Smith Cooper, a Midlands based top 41 Accountancy and Business Advisory firm, has welcomed in the New Year with a number of promotions and key strategic hires across many of its service lines as follows:

  • Natalie Pollard                        Senior Manager (Tax Advisory)
  • Kimberley Wapplington          Senior Manager (Business Recovery and Insolvency)
  • Ali Raynor                                Manager (Audit)
  • Annabelle Rowlinson               Manager (Accounts)
  • Tara Adams                            Assistant Manager (Accounts)
  • Matthew Aston                       Assistant Manager (Audit)
  • Jonathan Dunn                       Assistant Manager (Audit)

These promotions follow recent external strategic hires which include recruiting Adam Rollason into our Tax Advisory division, based in our Birmingham office, Harriet Pye-Watson, who joins our ever-expanding Private Client team and Dinesh Pancholi, who is a Senior Manager in our specialist Employment tax team.

“Committed to attracting, developing and retaining home grown talent to facilitate the delivery of the firm’s strategic vision”

David Nelson, Senior Partner states “Whilst the impact of COVID-19 and the governments measures introduced to combat its spread led to several advisory and corporate finance projects being delayed, the nine months to December 20 saw the firm deliver pleasing growth across most of its service lines.”

“Especially pleasing was the continued growth within our Audit, Accounts and Tax compliance divisions which, following the investment and strategic focus given to them, took full advantage of the changes caused by the top 10 firm’s revised approach to service delivery and pricing. That growth should continue into 2021 through the new client wins we have already secured and our increased relevance and attraction to businesses looking at the service quality and value gained from their existing accountancy providers.”

“This current and future expected increase in client numbers means that we have an ever-increasing need for quality team members to support and contribute to the delivery of the growth.  These recent promotions justify that not only are we growing, but with many of the team members having started with the firm as trainees, prove that we remain committed to attracting, developing and retaining home grown talent to facilitate the delivery of the firm’s strategic vision.”

“These promotions are very well deserved, and I am confident that each individual will go on to enhance their skills and reputation to their own and our clients’ benefit.”

“Whilst taking team members out of their comfort zone, our newly implemented promotion process provided successful candidates with a real sense of accomplishment”.

Sian O’Leary, HR Manager at Smith Cooper comments “These promotions are the first where successful candidates have been taken through a formal process to help them understand their current and future potential within the firm, helping them achieve their professional goals whilst enhancing their sense of belonging and marking a real, measurable accomplishment.”


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