RSM UK has promoted Kelly Boorman to the role of head of its construction business. Boorman takes responsibility for a team of 40 professions and will support the continued growth of the business as the construction industry begins to recover.
Boorman has been a Partner at RSM since 2012, after having joined RSM Tenon in 2011. Following the insolvency of the firm in 2013, its subsidiaries were bought by Baker Tilly, and in 2014 Baker Tilly joined the RSM network, after which it rebranded to RSM in 2015. In her role at RSM, Boorman supports UK and international businesses with strategy for the future, preparing for successions and operating in new markets. In addition, she provides owner-managed businesses with a range of financial advice around liquidity and growth financing. Previously, between 2004 and 2011, Boorman worked at Smith Cooper, rising to the rank of Partner. Boorman started her career at Cookson Chartered Accountants as an Audit and Accounts Senior.
Boorman is a Member of the Board of Trustees at The Star Trust and at Galleries of Justice Museum, and is trained as an accountant.
In her new role, Boorman becomes RSM UK’s new head of Construction. The practice is one of RSM's key units in the UK, and accounts for around 10% of its business. Boorman will be responsible for a 40 strong team, which provides its construction clients with a wide range of advice from risk advisory, internal audit to bid management and talent.
The practice is, says Boorman, in the process of expanding its capabilities in preparation for market growth in the coming decades. “Although the sector has slowed a little in recent months, the longer term outlook is bright with significant social and economic infrastructure projects in the pipeline. Looking ahead, there are real opportunities for construction firms to reduce costs through greater efficiencies, better technology and improving their operational and finance reporting functions.”
She adds “We are also seeing a trend towards greater collaboration with partners across the supply chain looking for vertical integration, challenges in raising working capital for growth and increased opportunity for overseas penetration. We look forward to being able to support our clients rise to this challenge.”