Fourteen promotions for BDO in Southampton office

27 January 2015

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has made fourteen internal promotions in its Southampton office, of which nine are women. According to office Lead Partner Malcolm Thixton, these promotions were all "well deserved".

BDO in the UK is an accountancy and consulting firm that offers auditing, consultancy and tax services to organisations in the private and public sectors. The firm is the one of the leading accountancy firm in the UK and has more than 3,500 professionals working from its 22 offices across the UK.

Recently, the firm announced 14 internal promotions in its office in Southampton, where the firm has a headcount of nearly 200. Commenting on the promotions, Malcolm Thixton, Lead Partner at BDO in Southampton, says: “This is great news for the individuals and our office. We have a near 200-strong team here in Southampton, and it's important we continue to invest in our people and their careers. These promotions are thoroughly deserved and would like to congratulate them all.”

Malcolm Thixton, BDO

An overview of the promoted BDO professionals:

Rachel Doran joined BDO in 2004 in the Audit practice.

Tim Hayter has been promoted to Audit Assistant Manager, joined BDO in 2013 as Audit Senior.

Marc Page has been working at BDO for 2 years in the Audit practice.

Nigel Foottit joined BDO in 2013 and currently works as a Forensic Accountant.

Nicola Walker and Gemma Wright both joined the firm more than 7 years ago and work as auditors.

Laura Hayward joined BDO in 2006 in its Tax practice and specialises in the taxation of private clients.

Andy Hamman acts as Employment Tax Director to which he was promoted from his prior role as Employment Tax Senior Manager, which he fulfilled since 2006.


Charlotte Stanley is promoted to VAT Assistant Manager and joined the firm over three years ago as VAT Advisor.

Emma Lawrence fulfils the role of Corporate Tax Assistant Manager, providing both compliance and advisory services, and joined the firm in 2013 as Corporate Tax Senior.

Rachael Tomlinson is an expert in internal audit, with a focus on the public sector.

Rachel Hardy joined BDO in 2005 as Audit Manager, after which she also acted as Audit Director.

Deborah McSorley has been working at BDO for almost 24 years and currently acts as Tax Director, specialising in Personal Tax.

The last professional based in Southampton that was promoted is Alex Stansbury.


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