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Tilney Smith & Williamson bolsters tax practice with leadership hire

Henshaw will lead the launch of the firm’s new Business Rates offering in a bid to strengthen its tax advisory propositions.

Tilney Smith and Williamson has strengthened its tax practice with the appointment of Colette Henshaw as head of Business Rates.

In her new role, she will lead the launch of the firm’s new Business Rates offering, having joined from Cushman and Wakefield, a global real estate advisory practice, where she was a partner.

Henshaw is an MRICS Business Rates Tax specialist with 13 years of experience in the commercial property industry, the majority of which she has spent working as a Business Rates adviser. 

The move reportedly forms part of the firm’s plan to continue to grow its tax advisory propositions within its professional services business.

Tom Shave, head of London Tax at Tilney Smith and Williamson, said: “I am delighted to welcome Colette to Tilney Smith and Williamson to lead the launch of our new national Business Rates service offer. I look forward to working closely with her to build out our capability across multiple geographies and real estate asset sectors. 

“Business rates tax is commonly one of the largest real estate overheads for owners and occupiers of real estate in the UK and I know many of our clients will benefit greatly from Colette’s considerable experience and expertise in this space.”

Henshaw added: “I am truly excited to be a part of the great tax practice expansion plans at Tilney Smith and Williamson.

“With the 2023 Business Rates Revaluation fast approaching on 1 April 2023, now is a crucial time for ratepayers to start to review their current and anticipated liabilities to inform budgeting and alignment with business strategy.”

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