TOP 20 firm UHY Hacker Young is to expand into Northern Ireland with Fitch Chartered Accountants joining the group, as UHY Hacker Young Fitch.
Belfast-based UHY Hacker Young Fitch is led by Michael Fitch, who has been the firm’s managing partner for 25 years, and has an affiliate office in Kilkeel, County Down.
The firm is also led by Iain Lundie, tax partner, Catherine Quinn head of the Kilkeel office and Adrian Bell, head of wealth management.
“The team in Belfast have particular expertise in advising start-ups and SMEs on tax structures and R&D credits, and this is an area of business that is likely to grow in future years as the UK government is actively encouraging new business creation in Northern Ireland,” said Fitch.
Jon Warsop, chairman at UHY Hacker Young said: “This new addition to the group will be especially beneficial for those of our clients looking to access this important market or who already have interests in Northern Ireland.”
Fraser Nicol joins the firm from EY, bringing experience in cyber security, data analytics and business technology
Rowan Williams will be responsible for growing the firm’s presence in the Gatwick Diamond and across the south east
Kevin Humphreys joins the insolvency and restructuring firm from the National Crime Agency (NCA) Economic Crime Command
Ann Pomfret joins the Manchester office from BDO