Daniel Harris promoted to Director at EY Manchester
Daniel Harris has been promoted to Director in Ernst & Young’s Human Capital team in Manchester.
In his new role, Daniel (30) will head the performance and reward business across Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Northern Ireland. His team primarily advises local listed businesses, private companies and private equity backed businesses on their employee incentive schemes, in the battle to attract, retain and motivate the most talented individuals.
Daniel has recently advised high-profile businesses in the region including: Latitude, Bifold Fluidpower and Flowcrete.
Originally training and qualifying as a lawyer in 2003, Daniel made a successful transition to the accountancy profession. He became a chartered tax advisor in 2004 and joined Ernst & Young two years later. He was recently short listed in Manchester’s young professional awards in the ‘young entrepreneur in professional services’ category for successfully driving the performance and reward business, significantly increasing revenues.
“In challenging economic times, the battle to attract and keep the most talented individuals is never more critical to success. Local employers are looking for new and innovative ways to reward key executives and productive staff,” said Daniel.
“It is important to keep in mind that it is not always the most costly incentives that individuals appreciate most. Better still, there are a number of tax-related benefits that are mutually advantageous for both executive reward packages and a business’ balance sheet. The different ways of delivering pay and reward must strike the correct balance between keeping staff happy and healthy cash-flow.”
When partner Karen Horne joined Ernst & Young in 2005 to lead the Human Capital team in Manchester she set out ambitious growth plans.
With revenues increasing significantly year-on-year, Karen is now rolling out her success across the firm – managing over 400 people in the UK and Ireland from her base in Manchester.