Four new partners have been welcomed to Ernst & Young in Birmingham.

Mark Minihane and Mandy Pachol have been promoted to partners in the firm’s tax team, Anup Sodhi joins from London as an audit partner and Martin Holyoake becomes a partner in Advisory.

Mr Minihane started with Ernst & Young in London during 2004 and currently leads the financing and treasury team. He will continue to focus on growing the team in the Midlands as well as looking after his existing clients.

Ms Pachol moved to the firm from ICL in 2001 will be focussing on building the firm’s relationships with the region’s large corporate and international businesses.

Mr Holyoake becomes a partner having joined Ernst & Young from IBM three years ago.

Mr Sodhi has spent seven years in audit in London and has worked with multi-location privately-owned businesses, private equity-backed entities and FTSE-listed businesses. He is also leading the firm’s diversity and inclusiveness programme internally.

Sara Fowler, Ernst & Young’s senior partner in the Midlands, said: “I am confident that these new additions to our partner group will make a real difference to the firm in the Midlands and are proof of our commitment to the Midlands marketplace.

“We know how important it is to invest in new partners even during these challenging economic times and we now have more than 25 partners based in the Midlands and plan to continue to build our practice across the region.”

Throughout Ernst & Young’s UK & Ireland business as a whole, 69 new partners have joined the firm in the last year. This now takes the total number of partners in the UK and Ireland to 618.

Steve Varley, managing partner, UK & Ireland, at Ernst & Young, said that the firm was committed to continuing its investment in new partners.

Mr Varley added: “I’m delighted to welcome a diverse and talented group of individuals to the business. These individuals make a vital and significant contribution to the development of our UK, Irish and global businesses, both in terms of revenue generation, client experience and the mobility of our skilled people.”