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RSM announces 10 partner promotions

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has announced 10 promotions to partners across the UK to “help drive the firm’s future direction and growth strategy”.

There have been three promotions in the firm’s audit faculty, Rob Barnett in Leeds, Richard Lewis in Hull and Ben Bilsland in Bristol.

The firm’s national tax practice has also seen corporate tax specialist Michael Plant (Nottingham), R&D tax specialist Sheetal Sanghvi (Leicester), VAT specialist Scott Harwood (London) all promoted to partner.

Elsewhere in the firm, Paul Kearney (London), Clodagh Tunney (Bristol), Alex Pike and John Price (both Reading) have all been promoted to partners within the national corporate finance practice.

The promotions take effect from Wednesday 1 April 2020.


Jez Filley, acting CEO at RSM in the UK said: “I’m delighted to announce our latest partner promotions. Each promotion is testimony to their tremendous individual talent across a diverse range of business specialisms within their respective teams. These newly promoted partners also reflect some of the key areas of the business we want to be investing in for the future.

“At what is a very difficult time for businesses throughout the UK, I’m confident that they will play a very significant role in supporting RSM’s clients through the ongoing crisis and beyond.”

He added: “We’re an ambitious firm with some big plans, and these partners will form an important part of that exciting journey. We’re also an inclusive firm who is committed to attracting and developing outstanding talent. It is truly fantastic to see such a strong group of colleagues reaching partnership. These promotions mark our commitment to them as our present and future leaders.

“Our new partners will play a vital role as RSM ambassadors and as first-choice advisers to middle market leaders in the UK – delivering high quality advice to help clients achieve their strategic goals. I look forward to working alongside our new partners to realise the ambitions we have set ourselves.”

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