3 new partners for audit and advisory firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson

18 October 2016 Consultancy.uk

National accountancy and advisory firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson has added three new partners to its ranks, taking the tally of its senior leadership team to 86. Gareth Peters joins in Milton Keynes, Ricky Noimark in North London and Alison Conley in the City of London.

With over 550 staff in fourteen offices in London and the South East, and across East Anglia and the Midlands, MHA MacIntyre Hudson is one of the UK’s top 20 accounting and advisory groups. In recent weeks the firm – the UK member of Baker Tilly International – has bolstered its Partner team with two familiar faces and one external hire.

Gareth Peters is a Chartered Tax Adviser who originally trained with the firm when he joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson 12 years ago. He has helped grow the Milton Keynes office by providing a broad range of tax advice to private individuals, owner managed businesses and expert advice within the motor sector.

Peters specialises in corporate advice, Capital Gains Tax Planning and Trusts and Inheritance Tax planning. He also has as an in depth knowledge of SDLT. “It’s been a lot of fun and great working with motivated and ambitious colleagues serving a growing number of clients.  I am really looking forward to achieving the targets we have set locally for continued growth.  Currently we are expanding our tax team and the aim is to double the office over the next five years.

Commenting on his promotion, Peter says he is delighted with the recognition. “It’s been hard work but it’s been a lot of fun and great working with motivated and ambitious colleagues serving a growing number of clients. I am really looking forward to achieving the targets we have set locally for continued growth.”

Gareth Peters, Ricky Noimark, Nigel May, Alison Conley, Rakesh ShaunakToday the Milton Keynes practice employs 65 partners and staff, and advises over a thousand clients. The firm has however drafted bold growth plans – MHA MacIntyre Hudson aims to double the office over the next five years.

Ricky Noimark has been named a Tax Partner in the firm’s North London office. An engineering graduate, Noimark joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2008, and while working there secured his ACA and CTA qualifications as part of the firm’s graduate training and staff development programme. Today he leads the North London office’s tax consultancy helpdesk which specialises in the tax affairs of owner-managed and growth businesses, and high net worth individuals. 

Reflecting on Noimark’s fast track through the firm’s ranks, Nigel May, Senior Tax Partner at the North London office of MHA MacIntyre Hudson, saysIt’s always gratifying when someone, as in Ricky’s example, joins us as a trainee and then progresses all the way through to the most senior roles. Ricky’s been a fantastic member of the team and we are delighted that he has now been appointed a partner.”

Alison Conley joins MHA MacIntyre Hudson from Boonswood Consulting, a Kent-based consultancy, where she served as a Director. Previously she worked at local professional services group Creaseys Group, at EY, where she was a Tax partner, and at BDO, where she was a partner and latterly led the firm’s Southern region tax team. Over her career, Conley has advised corporate clients of all sizes across many business sectors, but she has, according to MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s Chairman Rakesh Shaunak, particularly strong experience in the retail space. In her new role, Conley has been named a Tax partner – she will work closely with the corporate finance teams, and with international clients requiring cross-border tax advice.

Shaunak: “We are delighted that Alison has chosen to join us. She joins at a very exciting time for MHA MacIntyre Hudson. Her international experience and her work on many deals adds welcome resource to the firm as we continue to broaden our scope.”

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

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.