Welch, who has more than 25 years’ experience as a tax adviser, joined the firm as a senior tax manager in 2015, and specialises in advising owner-managed businesses and high net worth clients.
According to the firm, having advised on Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax planning throughout her career, two years ago she “further cemented” her knowledge by completing the study programme required to qualify as a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Tony Luckett, managing partner at Clive Owen, said: “Alison, who has worked hard to make sure she is as highly qualified and knowledgeable as possible, is a great asset to the firm and its clients.
“Her promotion is well-deserved and is indicative of her professional commitment and dedication to providing bespoke, high quality support and advice to clients.”
The firm, which has offices in Darlington, Durham and York and specialises in corporate and commercial clients, also was recognised at last year’s NEAA awards when it was crowned Accountancy Firm of the Year (51 to 200 employees).