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Price Bailey unveils nine senior-level promotions

The firm has also announced an additional 23 internal promotions this month across its international offices

Business and accountancy firm Price Bailey has announced nine senior-level promotions this month, including two new directors and seven senior managers.

The appointments involve the promotion of Mark Roach to corporate director, Gemma Thake to tax director, Stacey Ellwood to finance senior manager, Sarah Howarth to tax senior manager, Simon Lovick to corporate senior manager, and Mark Rowntree to SCF senior manager. 

Stephan Schmitt has also been promoted to corporate senior manager, and Simon Rowley and Andrew Parsons have been promoted to senior managers.

Roach became a senior manager for Price Bailey’s in 2020 and he looks after the firm’s “largest clients” within the city office. Price Bailey said he is a “key player leading the ongoing growth of the city corporate team” and “continues to drive this growth”.

Thake was promoted to senior manager in 2019 and she previously worked at Deloitte. Thake is ACA and CTA qualified and specialises in corporate tax.

Ellwood is currently Price Bailey’s financial controller, managing both the finance team and the facilities function. Her role is “varied and ever changing” as she has been “instrumental” in the changes to our offices in front of house areas.

Howarth joined the firm after 10 years with Ernst and Young. Currently, she works across a wide range of tax advisory projects, but specialises in large and complex corporate groups, and international tax matters.

Lovick was promoted to manager in 2017 with a portfolio of standard corporate audit clients, academy schools and other sector specialisms. Simon has “continued to grow these ‘niche’ specialisms” and is now working with FE&HE Colleges.

Rowntree joined Price Bailey in 2015 originally as Business Development manager in London. Rowntree has worked on a range of growth capital projects, management buyouts and company disposals.

Rowley joined the firm in 2014 and currently works within the corporate team and manages both corporate and not-for-profit clients, having been “critical in driving the growth of our City office”. 

Schmitt joined Price Bailey from BDO and he is an audit specialist and works with some of East Anglia’s most respected organisations, as well as some companies outside the region.

Parsons is currently responsible for the portfolio of personal and trust tax clients and property tax work for Price Bailey. He has experience in SDLT/ATED matters, and will “continue to support the wider team advising clients with complex affairs”.

The firm, which has offices based across the East of England and London, including Cambridge and Norwich, and further afield in Dubai, Channel Islands, and the Eastern Caribbean, announced an additional 23 internal promotions this month.

Martin Clapson, Price Bailey managing director, said: “These promotions recognise how diverse our teams are and how wide ranging our skill base is.

“Some have joined after qualification, others have had their whole career at Price Bailey. But what was clear is that everyone recognises the importance of a successful work life balance, and the ability to work either full-time or part-time does not impact ongoing development and promotions.”

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