Chiltern tax directors joins BDO UK Partnership

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UK Professional Services Firm, BDO Stoy Hayward, has announced the appointment of 11 new partners, with effect from 1 April 2008. All of the new partners are currently employees of the firm, nine of whom joined as a result of the acquisition of tax business Chiltern TSP Ltd in October 2007 and two of whom are currently Directors of key Practice Management Departments. The new partner appointments this year follow on from the appointment of 14 new partners in July 2007.

Chiltern was one of the largest independent tax advisory firms in the UK and one of the leading providers of specialist tax services to smaller firms of accountants and legal practices.

Jeremy Newman, Managing Partner of BDO Stoy Hayward, commented: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of 11 new partners. This is another demonstration of the firm’s growth and our commitment to our clients and our people.”

“Our acquisition of the tax business Chiltern has created one of the most powerful and comprehensive tax service offerings in the UK and the new partners have increased and added to the wealth of highly skilled and talented staff at the firm. This combined with the promotion of our heads of Marketing & Business Development and HR to partner is an example of the firm’s ongoing investment in all aspects of our business. At a time when the war for talent is stronger than ever, we pride ourselves on having great people and these new partners are a reflection of this.”

All the new partners are based in London and will be based in the firm’s newly opened offices at 55 Baker Street.

Listed below are all the new partners and a brief career history so far:

Andrew Bailey began his career in 1982 as a tax advisor with Barclays Bank Trust Company and qualified with the Chartered Institute of Financial Services (Trust and Tax diploma) in 1986 and then with the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 1989. Andrew joined Chiltern in 2001 as a director and is now responsible for leading the BDO Stoy Hayward Expatriate Taxes unit.

Nigel Eastaway qualified as a chartered accountant in 1966 with Moores Rowland and was a partner in that firm from 1969 to 1998. Nigel subsequently became a director and shareholder of NCS Consultants Limited acquired by Chiltern plc in 1999. Nigel has a particular expertise in advising High Net Worth Individuals and is a member of the Private Client Services team within BDO Stoy Hayward’s London Tax Group.

Allan Evans began his career in 1983 as a marketing analyst with Legal and General and held positions with a number of other financial services companies between 1998 and 2000 including Abbey Life Assurance as Executive Director Sales and Marketing. Allan joined PwC in 2000 where he was UK Marketing and Business Development Leader until he joined BDO Stoy Hayward in July 2007 as Director of Marketing and Business Development.

Amanda Flint qualified as a solicitor with SJ Berwin in 1989, then joined KPMG in 1994, becoming partner in 2000. Amanda joined Chiltern as Head of Reward Consulting in 2005 and is now part of the BDO Stoy Hayward Share Schemes team working on share schemes, expatriate taxes and employment taxes.

Nicholas Hughes qualified as a solicitor in 1984 then joined Stephenson Harwood in 1988. Nicholas joined Chiltern plc in 1996 and became Head of Estate Planning and Trusts. Nicholas joins the Private Client Services team specialising in estate and succession planning and related inheritance tax, domicile, wills, trust and tax issues.

Daniel Kasmir began his career in 1990 as a graduate trainee with Shell eventually becoming HR Manager (UK Commercial Fuels) prior to joining Caudwell Group in 1998 as HR Director. Daniel moved to Manpower as HR Director in 2000 and then joined BDO Stoy Hayward as HR Director in January 2007.

David Porter qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG London in 1988 and became a tax partner there in 1997. David joined Chiltern plc in 2006 where he specialised in the provision of tax advice to mid to large corporates. He is now part of the firm’s International Tax group.

Hira Sharma qualified as a chartered accountant in 1991 with Ernst & Young prior to joining Chiltern plc in 2004. Hira gained his ATII qualification in 1992 together with an MBA from Manchester Business School in 1998. He has specialised in corporate tax throughout his career and has particular expertise in real estate with considerable experience in structuring UK and cross-border real estate transactions. Hira joins the firm’s Property and Construction Team.

Paula Tallon qualified as a chartered accountant in 1998. She joined Michael J Russell & Co in 1999 as a tax manager prior to joining Levy Gee (subsequently Numerica) in 2000 where she progressed to Associate Director – Head of Tax South. Paula joined Chiltern plc in 2005 as Head of Direct Tax and Tax Support for Professionals. Paula specialises in the provision of advice on corporate and personal taxes to owner managed businesses. Paula will continue to lead the Tax Support for Professionals business.

Marc Welby began his career with HM Customs & Excise in 1977 and joined Price Waterhouse in 1986. He moved to Ernst & Young in 1996 and was promoted to partner in 1997 and then joined Chiltern plc as a director in 2002. He has particular expertise in financial services, international services, public bodies and land and property and joins the firm’s VAT unit.

Ross Wilkinson qualified as a chartered accountant in 1990 and with the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 1991 all with Andersen eventually becoming a partner in 1999. He joined Chiltern plc as a director in 2004. Specialising in the provision of high level UK and international corporate tax advice to larger corporates. Ross is part of the firm’s Corporate and M&A unit.

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