RSM Preston hires Andrew Stackhouse and Andrew Cox

On May 16, 2017, in KPMG, RSM, by Chris Bale

Anthony Cox RSM TaxRSM has further strengthened its tax practice by appointing Anthony Cox (pictured right) as a partner and Andrew Stackhouse as a tax director in its Preston office. They both previously worked at KPMG as a director and senior manager respectively.

Anthony has almost 21 years’ experience advising a range of companies and individuals on tax issues, including acquisitions and disposals, capital allowances, R&D tax relief, corporate reconstructing, capital gains and inheritance tax.

Andrew specialises in corporate and property tax advisory work and key compliance tax services for a range of corporate and individual clients. 

Kevin Duffy, RSM’s office managing partner in Preston, said: ‘We continue to invest in our tax practice with key strategic hires, and its fantastic to welcome Anthony and Andrew to the team.  Both are well known Lancashire professionals with extensive experience which will further strengthen our offering – reinforcing RSM’s position as the leading adviser for middle market businesses in the region.’


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RSM has appointed David Williams-Richardson as a specialist employment tax partner in its Gatwick office.
David Williams-Richardson RSM

Prior to joining RSM, David worked for Deloitte, also in the Gatwick market, where he built and led the local employment tax team.

David has over 18 years’ experience of advising local and national employers on a range of domestic and overseas employment tax issues. He has specific experience of working with clients in the aviation and travel sector, including airlines and tour operators, and has presented at a number of travel industry events on topical employment tax issues.

His expertise covers PAYE/NIC compliance, advice on termination payments, employee benefit structures and reporting, salary sacrifice implementation and review, employment status and the implications of assigning employees overseas. 

Rowan Williams, RSM’s office managing partner in Gatwick said: ‘I’m delighted to welcome David to RSM’s growing team in Gatwick. David is well known and respected in the local market and his expertise will be invaluable to our clients in the Gatwick Diamond and across the south east.’ 

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Ross Stupart RSMRSM has recruited Ross Stupart as a tax partner in the Edinburgh office. He joined in April 2017.

Mr Stupart was previously with KPMG, where he was a tax director, having initially joined the Firm in 2004. He also spent 2 years working in house with Lloyds Bank.

In his new role he works with ambitious and growing owner managed, family owned and private equity/venture capital backed businesses. He advises on a wide range of tax issues including acquisition and disposals; business succession; optimising tax relief claims; tax governance; business restructuring and re-organisations and the international tax implications of doing business overseas.

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RSM in Bury St Edmunds has strengthened its East Anglian team with the appointment of two new partners.

Laragh Jeanroy joins the firm’s audit practice while Paul Harris becomes lead partner in the private client tax team.

Laragh, who has worked in the profession for 20 years, is currently Deputy President of the East Anglian Society of Chartered Accountants. Prior to joining RSM, she was head of audit at PEM in Cambridge where she was responsible for the audit and related advisory services to a portfolio of corporate and not for profit entities. Laragh was previously a partner in Grant Thornton and Robson Rhodes in Cambridge. Her experience ranges from small start-ups to multi-national groups and she has a particular specialism in the charities, technology and education sectors.

Paul Harris Tax RSMPaul Harris, who most recently worked at Grant Thornton in Norwich, is a qualified chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser, who has specialised in private client taxation for over 30 years. Previously, Paul was a private client tax partner with Smith & Williamson in Salisbury. His expertise lies in advising on wealth preservation and capital tax planning and his clients tend to be high net worth individuals including farmers and owners of landed estates as well as non-domiciliaries and their families.

Stephen Duffety, office managing partner at RSM in East Anglia said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Laragh and Paul to the local RSM team. They both bring a wealth of experience and expertise in their respective fields and will be a huge asset to our clients. Their appointments also underline RSM’s ambition to continue to significantly expand our business across the wider East Anglian region.’

Nick Blundell TaxRSM has appointed Nick Blundell as its head of corporate tax in Birmingham.

Nick joins RSM as a partner after 18 years spent at EY, where he provided tax advice to local PLCs and owner-managed businesses, as well as private equity backed and overseas owned businesses.

Born in Birmingham, Nick is a law graduate from King’s College London and a chartered accountant.

Mark Taylor, RSM’s office managing partner in Birmingham said ‘The corporate tax landscape, particularly for small and middle market companies doing business overseas, is becoming a lot more complex.  We are therefore delighted to welcome Nick to the team who brings experience and expertise which will be invaluable to our clients in Birmingham and across the West Midlands.’

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James Tetley Tax RSMRSM has appointed James Tetley as a tax partner based in its Southampton office.

James joins RSM having spent the past 10 years in the Southampton market place, advising owner managed, private equity backed and larger listed businesses on a range of matters including efficient tax structuring of groups, international expansion and capital expenditure projects. 

James has particular expertise in providing practical, commercial advice on tax incentives for innovation, including R&D tax credits where he has advised companies across the country in making claims in excess of £100m in the past two years. He also sits on HMRC’s R&D consultative committee, a steering group involving members of HMRC, HM Treasury and other stakeholders.

John Taylor, RSM’s office managing partner in Southampton said: ‘I am delighted that James has joined RSM. He brings a huge amount of valuable experience and local knowledge which will help us further strengthen our tax offering to clients across the region.’

Alex Foster Tax RSMRSM has appointed private client specialist Alex Foster as a tax partner based in its Guildford office.

Alex, who was previously at EY in London, is a chartered tax adviser and a member of STEP with more than seventeen years’ experience within the private client industry.

Alex specialises in dealing with High Net Worth individuals including UK resident and non-UK domiciliaries and their offshore structures. She also has particular expertise in advising principals of private equity firms.

In her career to date Alex has been heavily involved in business development activity, and has built an extensive network of contacts both in the UK as well as Jersey and Guernsey.

Gary Heynes, RSM Head of Private Client said,

‘I am delighted that Alex has joined RSM as another significant addition to the private client partner group. Her experience makes her a great addition to our private client offering in the south of England and within the wider UK firm.’

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Kevin Edwards RSM Tax PartnerRSM has appointed Kevin Edwards as a tax partner in its Nottingham office.

Kevin is a corporate tax specialist who has worked for a wide range of clients including owner-managed businesses, subsidiaries of foreign parent companies and large UK based groups. In his career to date, he has also undertaken tax advisory work on restructuring, employee share schemes, mergers and acquisitions and advising on bespoke tax planning strategies.

Prior to joining RSM he was a tax partner with MacIntyre Hudson in their Peterborough office.

In addition, Kevin has successfully claimed tax credits on a number of R&D projects undertaken by market leading companies in the Technology, Manufacturing and Construction sectors.

Kevin originally qualified as a Chartered Accountant (FCA) after joining a Top 20 firm as a graduate trainee in 2000 and is also a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA).

Richard King, RSM’s office managing partner for Nottingham said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Kevin to the team. He has a wealth of experience in corporate tax and we are certain Kevin will make a significant contribution to the Nottingham team and help our clients achieve their key business objectives.’

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