EY has appointed Andy Williams as a partner to its assurance practice as part of continued expansion in the Midlands.
With more than 12 years’ audit experience working with FTSE 350 and large global organisations, Mr Williams joins from Deloitte’s Birmingham office having previously spent four years working in Sydney, Australia.
He specialises in the power and utilities sector, and also has experience working with organisations in the transport, retail and manufacturing sectors.
As well as core external audit services, Mr Williams has provided a wide range of related advisory services such as transaction support, accounting advice and other forms of assurance to his clients.
EY’s Midlands practice has grown by 6.3 per cent over the past year and now has more than 800 people based in its Birmingham office at One Colmore Square. The Midlands audit team has grown by 11 per cent in headcount over the last 12 months.
Mr Williams said: “EY has a hugely talented team in the Midlands and a clear focus on growing our assurance business in the region, with significant momentum following market-leading growth across the firm nationally in the last financial year.
“I am extremely proud of what the business community here in the Midlands is achieving and very excited about playing an important role in continuing to build the local EY assurance business by working closely with new and existing clients, as well as growing our own team in Birmingham.”
Chris Voogd, head of assurance at EY in the Midlands, added: “Our Midlands assurance business has grown by 11 per cent in the last year, reflecting the continued investment we’re making in our regional business and the confidence we’re seeing in the marketplace.
“By continuing to invest in our people, business and brand, we’re targeting new audit opportunities across the region.
“Andy’s experience advising a variety of clients, his ability to build strong relationships and proven leadership skills will be vital in helping us deliver on our Vision 2020 growth ambition to more than double the size of our business.”