RSM adds Partner in Reading and 14 trainees in Southampton

07 October 2016 1 min. read
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Accounting and business advisory firm RSM has bolstered its Reading office with the hire of Neil Mellor, who joins as a Partner, and by taking on fourteen new graduates and school leavers in Southampton.

Neil Mellor, who joins the firm’s audit, assurance and advisory team, has over 15 years’ experience advising businesses across a wide range of sectors, including real estate, technology, consumer goods, transport and logistics. Prior to joining RSM, Mellor worked for PwC, where he started his career in 1999.

In his career to date, Mellor has worked with a range of clients from small start-ups and owner-managed businesses to larger mid-tier companies and multinational groups. He has also advised a number of private equity backed businesses at various stages of the investment cycle.

RSM adds 14 trainees in Southampton

At RSM, Mellor has been appointed a Partner, a role which will see him take responsibility for further growing the firm’s Reading office. Commenting on the hire, Ali Sapsford, Office Managing Partner at RSM in Reading, says “‘I’m delighted to welcome Neil to the team. He is well known and respected in the local business community and I am sure his knowledge and experience will be invaluable in helping our clients to achieve their goals.” 

Earlier this year RSM poached another senior adviser from a Big Four: Natasha Tomlinson, she transferred from EY and joined the firm’s Hull office as a Partner. RSM’s Manchester team recently added Alison Ashley (Partner) and Amanda Sayle (Associate Director) to its ranks.

In Southampton, RSM has expanded its team with the appointment of 14 new trainees. They include graduates and school leavers, and they will be supported to complete their professional ACA, AAT, ATT, ICAS, ACCA, CIA or CTA qualifications. The additions in Southampton are part of a record intake of 350 trainees across RSM’s UK office network, expanding the firm’s total headcount by around 10%.