Clive Owen, a chartered accountancy and business advisory firm, has announced the promotion of Lee Watson to tax partner.
Watson joined the group as senior tax manager seven years ago, and currently acts as one of 14 tax professionals at Clive Owen.
Based at offices in Darlington, Durham, and York, the company specialises in tax planning, advice, and compliance.
Tony Luckett, managing partner at Clive Owen, said: “Lee’s promotion is testament to the impact that he has made within the firm, over the last seven years.
“We see a bright future for our entire tax team, and we will continue to make strategic appointments to bolster the advisory arm of our practice to continue providing good quality advice that our clients require in these challenging times.”
The group operates through a team of chartered tax advisers with expertise in trusts and estates.
However, it also belongs to the Kreston International network, providing the firm with cross-border capabilities.
Watson said that he is “proud to be supported by some of the region’s best professionals” across a range of areas, including “not only our tax team but grants, managed services, IT and corporate finance, as well as the burgeoning accounts and audit teams”.
He added: “I am looking forward to the future, working with more exceptional businesses across the region.
“The great news we have received in and after the Budget means that our region is ripe with opportunities and I cannot wait to support and engage with entrepreneurial businesses across Darlington and the Tees Valley to take advantage of this.”