RSM has announced the promotion of a record 19 new partners around the UK. The promotions are effective from 1 April 2016.
There are seven new appointments in the firm’s audit faculty. They are Philip Briggs in London, Gareth Jones in Leicester, Zoë Rudling in Gatwick, Claire Monaghan in Edinburgh, Stuart Clowser in Guildford, Sarah Joannidi in Bristol and Kerry Norman in Chelmsford.
Tina Mullington in Stoke on Trent, James Morris in Preston and Andrew Gordon in Bristol all become tax partners, while John Forth is appointed as a VAT partner in Leeds.
The firm’s corporate finance service line is boosted with the promotion of Simon Martin in London and Steven Hubbard in Leeds, while the restructuring advisory practice adds two new partners, Damian Webb in London and Guy Jackson in Guildford.
Other appointments include Simon Moulton, a new accounting and financial reporting partner in Chester, Roger Lovis in the consulting practice, Alexander Davies in the forensic services team, and James Grant, the firm’s chief marketing officer.
Laurence Longe, RSM’s UK CEO said: ‘The record number of partner appointments this year reflects the recent growth in our business, the strength of talent we have within our firm, and our ambition to become the first choice adviser to leading, middle-market businesses globally. Our long term investment in training and development is paying dividends and I am sure all our new partners will make a significant contribution to further strengthening and improving our service offering to our clients.’
Last year, RSM announced a 26% growth in UK annual revenues to £292m, while profits of RSM UK Group rose by 39% to £45m.
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'
Stephen Mills joins the Manchester office from IBM, where he spent 12 years as an associate partner in the data, analytics and cognitive consulting group
Rupert Guppy will be responsible for capital allowances in the southern region, and joins the firm from specialist consultancy E3 Consulting