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Today’s news in brief – 28/3/2024

EY has welcomed John Divers as the new transaction diligence leader for the North of England, based in Manchester. With over 20 years of deals market experience, Divers aims to grow EY’s transaction diligence team in the North, supporting businesses across the M&A life cycle. His expertise in private equity, corporate transactions, and sectors like TMT aligns with Manchester’s vibrant M&A markets. Stephen Church, North market leader at EY, expresses excitement about Divers’ appointment, anticipating growth and client success under his leadership.

Armstrong Watson has bolstered its healthcare services with Benjamin Walsh’s appointment as a specialist healthcare financial planning consultant. Walsh brings extensive knowledge of the NHS Pension Scheme and will guide medical clients through complex financial landscapes. Led by Morag Miller, Armstrong Watson’s healthcare team offers comprehensive business and financial services to healthcare professionals. Walsh’s expertise enhances the firm’s ability to provide tailored advice amid regulatory changes and evolving financial environments, ensuring clients receive holistic support for their accounting, tax, pension, and wealth management needs.

Angela Banerjee has been promoted to associate director at ForrestBrown for her contributions to developing the firm’s Patent Box relief service. Banerjee’s expertise in supporting innovative businesses with Patent Box relief aligns with ForrestBrown’s focus on delivering valuable incentives for clients. Sara Brigden, managing director, acknowledges Banerjee’s advocacy for Patent Box, emphasising her role in enhancing the firm’s innovation offerings. Banerjee’s promotion underscores ForrestBrown’s commitment to expanding its presence in Scotland and providing specialised services tailored to clients’ needs.

Saffery LLP has announced the promotion of six directors to partnership roles across various UK offices, effective April 1. The promoted individuals bring diverse expertise in areas such as trust and estates, audit, financial reporting, tax advisory, and not-for-profit audit. Matthew Burton, managing partner, praises their contributions to client success and highlights the firm’s commitment to nurturing talent at all career stages. The promotions reflect Saffery’s dedication to delivering exceptional client service and investing in its people for continued growth and success in serving markets and regions across the UK.


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