Accounting and consulting firm Baker Tilly has announced the promotion of 13 new Partners, reflecting the firm’s success of its training and development programmes. The 7 women and 6 men will be working across all service lines, including Audit & Assurance, Tax, Corporate Finance, Restructuring and Recovery, and National HR & IT Support.
The significant number of 13 Partner promotions, which all became effective on 1 April 2015, are, according to Laurence Longe, National Managing Partner at Baker Tilly, a measure of the success of the firm’s long-term investment in its training and development programmes. Longe further highlights the diversity issue, as 7 of the 13 new Partners are female. “It is also particularly pleasing that more than half of this round of promotions are women and so better reflect the gender diversity of our staff. Our new Partners will contribute greatly to further strengthening and improving our service offering to our clients.”
The new Partners will work across the country and across all of the firm’s Practices. Consultancy.uk provides a brief overview of the new Partners per service line:
Audit & Assurance
Victoria Craven: Craven joined Baker Tilly in 1998 as Audit Trainee, and has since climbed the ranks, becoming Manager in 2002 and Associate Director in 2012. As Audit Partner, she is responsible for a range of clients including owner managed businesses, Pension Schemes, and Charity and Education clients.
Richard Eccles: Eccles has been with the firm for a year and a half, joining the firm in October 2013 as Audit Director with over 20 years’ audit experience. Eccles works for a wide range of clients, including AIM listed businesses, owner managed businesses, International businesses and academy schools.
Perry Linton: Linton has been working at Baker Tilly for more 16 years as Audit Director. His portfolio includes a mix of national and international owner managed businesses with a particular focus on IT, engineering, and manufacturing.
Chloe Ellis: Ellis joined Baker Tilly in 2011 as Associate Director with over a decade of years’ experience advising companies and their shareholders on taxation issues. She advises a variety of clients, specialising in transactions tax.
Joan Foster: Foster has been with the firm for more than a decade and joined in 2004 as Associate Director. She is head of the firm’s national tax specialist group for high net worth individuals and specialises in income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax planning, as well as in trust and estate accounting and tax advice, and tax compliance for individuals, trusts and partnerships.
Helen Relf: Relf, who joined in 2010 as Director, has many years’ experience providing tax advice to business entrepreneurs and individuals, specialising in income tax planning, cash extraction strategies and helping clients plan for succession and exit.
Jason Stone: Stone has been with Baker Tilly since 2006 as Director, advising large UK and international corporates, administrators, and liquidators on disposals. He has is specifically specialised in M&A, Public company/City Code advisory and Monitoring Trustee advisory.
James Wild: Wild, just as Craven, joined the firm straight out of University. Having been with the firm for almost 14 years, Wild fulfilled several roles, including Corporate Finance Associate Director and Corporate Finance Director. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions. He advises on company sales, acquisitions, Management Buy-outs and private equity fundraising.
Restructuring and Recovery
Fiona Miller: During her more than 11 years at the firm, acting as Technical Director Restructuring & Recovery. She has specialised in in the legislative aspects of Insolvency and Restructuring work and deals with of all types of formal insolvency processes, from various perspectives: regulatory, compliance and case management.
Diana Frangou: Frangou joined Baker Tilly in 2013 as Restructuring and Recovery Director with more than 22 years of restructuring experience, locally, nationally and internationally. She specialises in formal insolvency, contingency planning, financial restructuring, crisis stabilisation, cash flow review and working capital management.
David Taylor: Taylor has been with the firm for a year and a half. He has more than 19 years’ experience in internal audit and works with wide range of public sector bodies including Education, Housing, Local and Central Government, Emergency Services, Charities and Healthcare.
Sandra Snow: Joining in 2005 as National HR and Development Director, Snow is responsible for the national HR, Development and Training strategy of Baker Tilly.
David Hilland: Hilland joined Baker Tilly in 1999 as Deputy Director of IT.