Wednesday 5 June 2019 1:01 am

Audit firm BDO promotes 14 partners in the UK

Accountancy firm BDO is promoting 14 new partners across the firm, it said today.

BDO said it was adding the partners across its audit, tax, and advisory teams.

Nearly 36 per cent of the new partners are women.

The firm has added three new partners in its audit practice: Tracey Keeble, Laura Pingree and Steven Roberts.

It has added four partners to its tax team: Steve Watts, Paul Townson, Steve Hoon, and Lyndon Firth.

And it has promoted seven partners in its advisory team: Tim Betts (business restructuring), Susan Blower (forensics), Kevin Haywood Crouch (forensics), Caryn Deeley (forensics), Gareth Jones (business outsourcing), Helen O’Kane (M&A) and Robert Waters (international institutions and donor assurance).

BDO managing partner Paul Eagland said: “2019 has already been a notable year for BDO for many reasons. Following our successful merger with Moore Stephens LLP, we are in a position of strength and I am thrilled that our newly enlarged firm is continuing to attract and retain exceptional talent.

“Anyone who has been through the partner promotion process will understand how rigorous and challenging it can be, but it is hugely rewarding and a great opportunity for us to celebrate the talent we have within the firm. They are all great role models to their teams and have demonstrated a strong focus on quality and client service. I congratulate them all.”

The firm merged with Moore Stephens in February, making it the largest accountancy firm in the UK outside the Big Four, with revenue of £590m.