Accountancy firm, Smith and Williamson, has announced Stephen Drew will be joining its Birmingham office on 1 May as professional services regional managing partner.\r\n\r\nDrew has been with Smith and Williamson for 20 years, advising on internationally active businesses with operations outside of the UK and those looking at setting up in the UK. Drew has an audit background and specialises in financial due diligence and reporting accountancy work.\r\n\r\nDrew said: \u201cI am excited for this chance to manage an office of fantastic and talented people. I will be bringing a core corporate offering to the Birmingham office, so that we can offer the full range of services to Midlands-based clients and contacts.\r\n\r\n\u201cThis is a really exciting opportunity for growth, both for us, and for the businesses in Birmingham we will be working with. My work within the Scale Up community provides an insight into what growing businesses are doing, both domestically and internationally.\u201d\r\n\r\nSmith and Williamson is currently investing in its Birmingham office through a series of senior staff hires. On 1 May Matt Watts will also be joining the Birmingham office from London as head of the Birmingham business tax service (BTS). Watts is a tax specialist with experience advising on international group structures, tax aspects of acquisitions and disposals.