THREE NEW PARTNERS have been appointed at top 20 accountancy firm Kingston Smith.
John Wilmott joins the firm’s tax team, brining nearly 40 years’ experience to the role. He specialises in providing corporate and business tax services to entrepreneurial businesses both in the UK and overseas, and also advises smaller quoted companies, private equity financed groups and private individuals with interests in substantial business ventures.
Peter Smithson joins from Grant Thornton, where the general practitioner has worked closely with creative industry clients. He will be based in the firm’s West End office.
Becky Shields is promoted to partner in its city office, having worked at the firm since 2006. She advises entrepreneurial businesses, and specialises in professional services firms.
Julie Walsh (pictured), managing partner at Kingston Smith LLP, said: “Following a growing demand for our client services in these areas, we are very pleased that John and Peter will further strengthen our tax team and media arm with their valuable experience and skills. We are also delighted to welcome Becky to the partnership, knowing that she will continue in her unswerving commitment to the firm, in providing expert advice and leadership to entrepreneurial businesses and professional firms.”
Adrian Hyde, a partner at CVR Global, has been appointed as the new president for a year-long term, effective 21 April this year
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