Former PwC man takes Smith & Williamson private client role

TOP TEN FIRM SMITH & WILLIAMSON has appointed former PwC man Lee Blackshaw as head of its private client tax services team in Manchester.

Blackshaw spent over six years with PwC in Manchester, where he assisted entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses with their tax planning.

His move follows Andrew McKenna’s promotion to head of Smith & Williamson’s Manchester office, and will see him advise a variety of high net worth individuals, business owners and trusts on a range of tax issues.

Blackshaw said: “I’m very pleased to be joining Smith & Williamson; it’s a firm that matches the Big Four in its quality of advice, and I like that its focus on the owner underpins the whole brand.”

Head of Manchester office McKenna added: “Lee is a valuable new appointment who really strengthens our Northern offering. He brings significant experience and a wealth of knowledge and we are delighted to welcome him on board.”

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