New vice-chairman gives KPMG the ‘Edge’

Big Four firm KPMG, has promoting Malcolm Edge, 54, chairman of the firm’s
North of England business, to be its only vice-chairman based outside London.

Edge has been chairman of the firm’s northern business since 2003 and is
considered the figurehead for this region which employees 1,200 staff and has
revenues of around £150m a year.

Over the past two years KPMG’s Northern practice has grown by 43%.

Edge oversees offices in Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Leeds and Newcastle.

Speaking on his appointment, Edge said: ‘I will continue to bang the drum for
the North of England. The more one talks up the region the better.’

He joined KPMG in 1984 and became a tax partner in 1987.

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