RSM UK hires Natasha Tomlinson as Partner for Hull office

23 May 2016

RSM in the UK has hired Natasha Tomlinson, who joins from a more than 15 year career at EY. In her new role as Partner, Tomlinson will leverage her extensive experience in the Power and Oil & Gas sector for the firm’s clients across both Hull, where she is stationed, as well as the wider region.

Natasha Tomlinson joined RSM from EY, where she was an Executive Director. Tomlinson worked at EY for more than 17 years, joining the firm as a trainee. Over the years she held roles of increasing seniority, developing experience in advising a range of clients, from global businesses, to PLCs and AIM listed organisations. Her focus is on clients within the Power and Oil & Gas sector, including a specialisation in renewable energy, such as bio mass and green energy. Tomlinson holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Psychology from the University of Hull.

Natasha Tomlinson - RSM

In her new role at RSM, Tomlinson joins as a Partner at the firm’s Hull office. She will be responsible for servicing the firm’s large portfolio of clients with advisory and transactional support in regulatory matters. The hire reflects RSM’s continued growth strategies in the UK, last year it grew 26% to £292 million, in part on the acquisition and rebrand of Baker Tilly in the UK; the hire of Tomlinson organically strengthens its regional office as the firm seeks to meet regional demand.

Andy Capes, office Managing Partner at RSM in Hull, says that it is great to have Natasha onboard. Capes adds: “As a prominent professional in the market she brings a wealth of experience, specialist technical and sector expertise that will further enhance our audit offering in Hull. It’s an exciting time to be joining RSM, as we continue to grow our reach in the UK and internationally, and I am delighted to welcome her to our Hull team, where I know she will be a real asset to the firm.”

Natasha Tomlinson comments that she is “absolutely delighted” about her move to RSM. Further elaborating on the firm, Tomlinson states: “It’s a forward-thinking firm that has an impressive mix of local, regional and international clients, and I look forward to contributing to the future growth of the firm.”

Earlier this month RSM expanded its Manchester operation with two senior hires from ASE Global: Alison Ashley (Partner) and Amanda Sayle (Associate Director).


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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019

Three senior level consultants have been boosted to the rank of Partner at Quantum Advisory, as the firm works to meet heightened levels of client demand. Aled Edwards, Amanda Burdge and Chris Heirene become Partners as long-time Quantum member Rob Davies retires in May after 15 years as a Partner at the firm.

Founded in 2000, Quantum Advisory provides pension and employee benefits services to employers, scheme trustees and members, with five offices across the UK. The firm has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years, following a number of major client wins and booming demand for its services. It opened a new office in Bristol in 2016 to service the South West and in 2017 relocated its Cardiff office to a larger site within the Welsh capital to house the increased workforce. More recently, Quantum relocated its Amersham, Birmingham and London offices to more spacious premises in the centre of both cities to cope with demand.

The financial services consultancy, which employs 115 people across the UK, has promoted three senior team members to Partner, as part of its wider growth plans. The firm has moved Aled Edwards from Principal Consultant & Actuary, while Amanda Burdge has ascended from Principal Investment Consultant. Chris Heirene, former IT Manager, has also joined the ten current Partners at Quantum.

Aled Edwards most recently managed the actuarial team within Quantum’s Cardiff office as well as providing technical training for all staff. He boasts more than 17 years of pensions experience. He started his career as an Actuary at Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Bristol wing, before joining Quantum in 2011. Edwards is also the President of the Welsh Actuarial Society (WAS), which supports actuaries and actuarial students living or working in Wales.

Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of Partners

Amanda Burdge joined Quantum’s team in 2001, as one of the fledgling firm’s first employees. Most recently she was a Principal Investment Consultant with the firm, and with more than a quarter of a century’s experience in the sector, she is responsible for providing investment advice to many of Quantum’s key clients with both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Prior to her time with Quantum, Burdge spent two years as a consultant with SBJ Benefit Consultants (now Capita), and three years with Tesco Pension Trustees. She currently sits on the Regulation Committee for the Pensions Management Institute.

Chris Heirene initially worked with Quantum as an IT Consultant with Teamwork Technology Services and then UES for over five years, before finally joining the firm itself in 2011. He is now responsible for Quantum’s IT systems across all of its offices, including the network and core server infrastructure which supports the business. Heirene is heavily involved in utilising IT to improve and build upon the processes in place throughout Quantum.

David Deidun, Partner at Quantum Advisory, said of the promotions, “This is a very exciting time for Quantum. The recent round of promotions fully recognise the hard work and dedication shown by the three, all of whom go above and beyond for the company. I’ve no doubt that Aled, Amanda and Chris will settle into their new roles with ease and look forward to working together to grow Quantum even further.”

The news comes as Rob Davies retires in May, after spending fifteen years as a Partner at Quantum. A qualified actuary, Davies was instrumental in setting up Quantum’s Investment Division, specialising in aiding clients with their investment strategies. He will remain with the company on a part-time consultancy basis, while working with several clients in the Fiduciary Manager area.