PwC in the Midlands has strengthened its senior regional team, with six new partners and 14 new directors.
The professional services firm has admitted a record 57 new partners to the UK partnership, almost half of which are in the regions.
The new partners in the Midlands are Alison Breadon (assurance), Andrew Taylor (tax), Cat McCusker (consulting), Nick Hatton (tax), Rob Moran (deals) and Will Dowsett (tax).
Ms Breadon joined PwC in 1996, and her primary focus is in health and local government, where she leads a large number of internal and external audit engagements.
Mr Taylor leads the Midlands VCT practice and works alongside clients to evaluate, design and implement operationally and tax efficient business models. He joined PwC as a graduate and has over 15 years’ experience advising and working with multinational groups.
Ms McCusker leads PwC’s work in the public sector across the Midlands and in the education sector nationally across higher education and further education. She joined PwC as a graduate and has over 14 years’ consulting experience helping public and private sector clients.
Mr Hatton joined PwC in 2008, and after spending time in Manchester and London, now leads the Midlands tax M&A team. He has 16 years’ experience advising mid-market private equity investors, infrastructure funds and multinational companies.
Mr Moran has over 11 years’ experience within the restructuring and refinancing area of PwC’s Deals business. He relocated to the Birmingham office from the London restructuring team in 2014 and now leads PwC’s corporate restructuring team across the Midlands region.
Mr Dowsett leads PwC’s private client practice in the Midlands. He is also a chartered tax adviser and has over 15 years’ private client experience, working with a broad range of entrepreneurs and wealthy families in the Midlands.
There are also a series of promotions at director level in the region including: Clare Maio, Sarah Phillips, Angela Browning, Brendan Campbell, Emma Cody, Nicholas Baker, Roslyn Williams, Steve Couchman, Emma Cray, Julia Yates, Matthew Lynn, Mike Denny, Michael Meredith and Gareth Robinson
Mark Smith, regional chairman at PwC in the Midlands, said: “I’m extremely pleased to announce these promotions, which reflect our commitment to further growth in a more buoyant economy.
“They are all incredibly well-deserved and reflect the hard work and commitment shown by each individual over an extended period of time.
“This is the largest number of senior promotions we’ve made in many years, supporting our strategy to continue to strengthen the firm’s presence in the region.
“Such an investment in promoting senior people means we can extend the depth and breadth of our services to businesses of all sizes and sectors in the Midlands.”