Emma Bowles, who has previously been advising entrepreneurial clients at Grant Thorton, has been appointed tax manager. Lyndsey Hay joins from Booth and Ainsworth in Stockport as a personal tax manager and Abigail O’Neill, who has joined from Ernst and Young, has been appointed VAT manager.
The latest hires bring the total headcount of the Cowgills’ tax advisory team to 19.
Commenting on her appointment, Hay said: “Joining Cowgills is a great opportunity for me to continue to grow in my career whilst having a young family. The firm offers a great work life balance. The team are friendly and ambitious and have a great vision for the future.”
Bowles new position will consist of working with the corporate finance and business recovery teams, whereas Hay will be responsible for advising high net-worth clients, partnerships and trusts and O’Neill will be advising practice clients on VAT matters, including the specialist property and construction team.
Cowgills partner and head of tax, Lisa Wilson, said: “Emma, Lyndsey and Abigail are joining the team at an exciting time for our business. Despite the uncertain economic backdrop, the SME and owner-managed businesses we advise are thriving, as such our business is continuing to grow and we have fifteen new starters across the company.
“We want to recruit the best talent to support that growth and build for the future, and we have continued this trend with these appointments. Our people are important to us as they are the primary interaction with our clients and we are determined to enable people to return to work after starting their families.”
She added: “We have a dedicated head of people function and have made significant investment in our benefits and rewards to ensure that we can attract and retain the very best talent in the North West.”