A THAMES VALLEY accountancy firm has joined worldwide professional association DFK International.
Oxford-based Shaw Gibbs joins the top ten network, which boasts more than 400 offices in over 90 countries, including 19 member firms in its DFK UK & Ireland group.
Shaw Gibbs’ history stretches back more than 80 years, with clients drawn from individuals, SMEs, charities and not-for-profit entities, LLPs, and UK subsidiaries of overseas companies.
The firm’s managing director Peter O’Connell [pictured] said: “We are proud to join one of the accountancy profession’s most respected independent global associations.
“Becoming part of DFK International will help our clients as it provides the resources we need to advise firms looking to establish overseas offices. Being part of a recognised accountancy association will also encourage international businesses to come to us when they are looking to invest in the UK.”
Chairman of DFK UK & Ireland Bob Law added: “Inviting a firm in the Oxford area to become part of the association was one of our strategic priorities for this year, and to have attracted a well-respected and progressive firm in Shaw Gibbs is a fantastic move for both parties.
“The firm will also provide our members with access to high-quality services in the Oxfordshire and Thames Valley area, which is a very attractive area for international businesses to establish a UK base.”
Richard Oddy, Casper Kaars Sijpesteijn and Rory Goldthorpe have been appointed to senior roles in key sectors of high growth, with a further 17 junior and experienced hires
Richard White, Nicola Westbrooke and Richard Ross all join from KPMG, where they oversaw the real estate tax practice
Sheryl Davis joins the firm's High Wycombe office from Barnes Roffe
The appointments have been made across the VAT, audit and international tax teams