The firm will take over a substantial part of KPMG’s operations in the area and will benefit from over £3m of client income. Five partners will head up the operation with specialists in tax, VAT and corporate finance.
Alan Benzie, chairman of KPMG in the North said: ‘After 38 years in the Potteries’ it is with sadness that we have decided to transfer these [larger] clients and certain staff to our full-service office in Manchester.’
Remaining smaller regional clients will be taken over by Baker Tilley.
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