EY appoints Chris Atkinson as Associate Partner

27 July 2021 Consultancy.uk 1 min. read
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Big Four firm EY has announced a senior appointment in its Cambridge office. Chris Atkinson has been promoted to Associate Partner after spending more than a decade at the firm.

Stuart Wilkinson, Office Managing Partner at EY in Cambridge, said, “Chris’ promotion will help to further strengthen our presence across the East of England, and the range of services we are able to provide to companies… I’d like to congratulate Chris on reaching this important career milestone. I look forward to working with him to build our capabilities in the region.”

Atkinson arrived at EY in 2010, joining the firm’s assurance team as a graduate. Over the following decade, he has worked with a broad range of listed and privately owned companies across the East of England, London and Luton, notably in the technology and bio tech industries. He is responsible for managing complex audits and delivering consistently high levels of audit quality across the East of England.

Christopher Atkinson, Associate Partner, EY

Reflecting on his promotion, Atkinson noted, “I’m delighted to take the next step in my career at EY. The East of England has a dynamic and diverse business community, which I’m proud to be part of. I look forward to supporting the growth of the Cambridge-based team across all levels of the firm.”

Across the UK, EY has strengthened its Partnership with 103 new equity Partners. This includes 65 new Partner promotions, which is the firm’s largest intake of home-grown talent in the last ten years, along with 38 external hires. EY now has 781 Partners across the UK.

The firm has also been investing in the East of England during this campaign of expansion, welcoming several new Partners and other team members to the Cambridge office. This reflects a commitment to its regional business as it builds for sustainable long-term growth and support its clients as they rebuild post pandemic.