BDO has announced the promotion of 20 new partners across its tax, audit and advisory teams.
The promotions were delayed from June 2020 as a result of Covid-19, however they came into effect in January 2021.
The promotions include Adam Spires, Ben Courts, Graham Ellis, Rob di Santo, Spencer Ashworth and Tom Laird to the firm’s audit practice. As well as Carole Le Page, Ed Peters, Lee Coccaro, Lucy Sauvage, Martin Haines, Thomas To and Vinesh Bharadwa who have all been promoted to the group’s tax team.
Within the advisory team, Luke Patterson (financial services advisory), Jingru Liu (China advisory), Conor Lambert (transaction services), Mark Thornton (business restructuring), Paul Dawson (business outsourcing), Jamie Carter (business outsourcing) and Jon Lanes (risk advisory) are also amongst the group of newly made partners in the business.
The new partners will collectively offer “significant experience” across a wide range of sectors and specialisms which includes professional services, technology and media, financial services and private equity.
An additional eight of the 20 promotions were made outside of London, spanning across the firm’s offices in the Midlands, the North West, Yorkshire, Reading and Bristol.
Paul Eagland, managing partner at BDO, said: “2020 was a testing year for businesses and individuals alike. None of us could have predicted that we would be working as a fully remote workforce for almost twelve months as a result of the pandemic.
“Last spring we put a number of measures in place to help us better weather the storm, including a pause on promotions. As we enter 2021 the country and economy faces ongoing challenges but we are determined to do all we can to invest in our people for the long term, this I am pleased to say, includes the promotion of 20 new partners.”
He added: “The process to become a partner is rigorous and challenging. Each one of our newly promoted partners holds the skills and characteristics that will support our aim of helping our clients and people succeed. A huge congratulations to them all.”