BDO promotes seven Partners in consulting division

11 June 2019 2 min. read
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Professional services firm BDO has appointed seven new Partners in its Advisory business. The expansion of the Partner team comes as BDO enhances its role as the UK’s fifth largest auditing and advisory firm.

2019 represents a key year of growth for global accounting and advisory firm BDO. With the purchase of Moore Stephens, BDO has leapfrogged Grant Thornton as the UK’s fifth largest professional services firm, creating an entity with a gross annual revenue of approximately £600 million in the process.

As the professional services firm looks to drive growth across its regional outlets, BDO has appointed a succession of new Partners in recent months. In March, this saw Paul Fenner installed to lead its real estate and construction team in the Midlands. Now, BDO’s Advisory wing has installed seven new Partners. The new Partners will helps clients with an array of offerings, including financial advisory, management consulting, digital consulting and forensics services.

BDO promotes seven partners in consulting division

Tim Betts has been appointed as a Partner in Business Restructuring, having joined BDO in 2003. Susan Blower has enjoyed two spells with the firm amounting to a total 14 year stay, and becomes a Partner in Forensics, along with Kevin Haywood Crouch, a former KPMG Forensic Dispute Advisory Services Senior Manager, and Caryn Deeley who arrived at BDO 19 years ago.

Having just joined BDO as a result of its acquiring Moore Stephens, Gareth Jones has also enjoyed spells with Capita, RSM and Smith & Williamson, and will become a Partner in Business Outsourcing. Helen O’Kane has been with BDO since 2003, following spells with Arthur Andersen and Citi, and has been promoted as a Partner in M&A, while Robert Waters also arrives from Moore Stephens, having previously worked for Mazars. He will now take on the role of Partner in International Institutions and Donor Assurance.

The appointments are part of wider intake of new partners at BDO, with 14 new Partners across the business’ full spectrum of services, having attracted over 70 new Partners to the firm in the last three years. As a group, the new partners have significant experience across a wide range of sectors and specialisms including natural resources, manufacturing and real estate and construction. The promotions span the firm’s London, Birmingham, Southampton, Manchester and Ipswich offices.

Paul Eagland, Managing Partner at BDO, said of the news, “Following our successful merger with Moore Stephens, we are in a position of strength and I am thrilled that our newly enlarged firm is continuing to attract and retain exceptional talent. Anyone who has been through the partner promotion process will understand how rigorous and challenging it can be, but it is hugely rewarding and a great opportunity for us to celebrate the talent we have within the firm. They are all great role models to their teams and have demonstrated a strong focus on quality and client service. I congratulate them all.”