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Hurst expands tax team with two new managers

Chartered accountants Hurst has recruited James Hamilton and Fiona Wheeler as managers to its tax advisory team, in order to meet the “growing demand” from clients.

Hamilton has joined the firm from Citibank in London, where he was a manager in its in-house tax department. Before joining Citibank he worked at Grant Thornton and spent time on secondment at global mining giant Anglo American.

Wheeler previously headed the personal tax services and payroll team at Thompson Jones in Bury. Before joining Thompson Jones she was a tax senior, then a private client manager at Booth Ainsworth in Stockport.

CEO Tim Potter said: “James and Fiona have lots of experience in specialist areas which are of growing importance to our clients. We are seeing a steady rise in requests from across our client base for international tax advice and the appointment of James to our team enhances our ability to meet this demand.

“With Brexit looming, there has been a marked increase in the number of entrepreneurial businesses turning to us for advice as they look at new markets outside Europe. In addition, we are seeing growing numbers of inbound inquiries from European firms looking at how they can mitigate against Brexit, for example by setting up a UK entity.”

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