Williams, who is a chartered accountant and chartered tax advisor specialising in procuring research and development claims.
She has spent over 30 years advising entrepreneurial businesses, including 10 years working as the finance director for a multi-national retail practice, during which time they expanded successfully into over 45 countries.
She joined Wilkins Kennedy from Mazars UK where she held the position of tax partner. She has also held senior positions at Princecroft Willis Limited.
Adam Wilson, partner at Wilkins Kennedy, said: “Wilkins Kennedy is already well known for thinking beyond the numbers and supporting the strategic development of our clients’ businesses. Heather’s technical knowledge and commercial experience builds on that and is exactly what our clients need at this difficult time.”