Two new directors for MHA Moore and Smalley

17 October 2023 2 min. read
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MHA Moore and Smalley has named two new directors in its UK wing. Natalie Taylor takes on the role in the company’s professional practices team, while Ben Harrison is promoted in its financial planning line.

With over 400 staff and 29 partners, MHA Moore & Smalley is one of the larger member firms of MHA in the United Kingdom. MHA collectively employs 106 partners, 1,152 staff and has a combined turnover of £142 million. The collective is an independent member of Baker Tilly, the world’s ninth largest accountancy-origin professional services firm.

Graham Gordon, managing partner of MHA Moore and Smalley, said, “I am delighted for Natalie and Ben. Their promotions are a recognition of the significant contributions and unwavering dedication they have both shown to the firm and our clients over the years. They once again demonstrate the career progression opportunities we offer at all levels and across all our teams at MHA Moore and Smalley.”

Two new directors for MHA Moore and Smalley

Based in the North West of England, with offices in Preston, Liverpool, Manchester, Blackpool, East Midlands, Kendal and Lancaster, the firm provides a range of accountancy and business advisory services to over 5,000 businesses. The two new directors will help extend that service throughout the region.

Taylor becomes director in the firm’s professional practices team which advises professional firms like solicitors, barristers’ chambers, architectural practices and surveying businesses, among others. She has been with the firm since leaving college in 2004. As well as helping to lead the professional practices team and advising clients, she will continue her specialism advising trusts and landed estates, as well as here expertise in legal firm audit work.

Commenting on her promotion, Taylor noted, “I’m incredibly thankful for the opportunities and support I’ve had, from being a trainee right the way through to becoming a director. It feels great to be in a position where I can support colleagues, including our students, with their own career development alongside my role leading and growing the professional practices team across the region.”

Harrison has meanwhile been made a director within the financial planning team and will continue to advise individuals, professionals, charities, care providers and organisations that support vulnerable clients. He joined MHA Moor & Smalley as a trainee, in 2010. A chartered financial planner, he specialises in giving investment advice to beneficiaries of estates, trustees, attorneys and court appointed deputies. He also offers retirement and later life planning, estate planning and inheritance tax planning to a wide range of clients, including advising vulnerable clients.

He added, “One of the key reasons I chose the firm was the opportunities offered to develop my knowledge and specialism as part of the firm’s excellent training programme. I’m very proud to be here 13 years on as a director, a role where I can support clients, colleagues and communities alike.”