Accountancy and business advisory firm, BDO has announced the promotion of 97 people across its team in the Midlands, including three promotions to partner.
Effective from 1st November, Vinny Patel, has been promoted in the Transaction Services practice. He is joined by Sannan Khan who has been promoted to partner in the firm’s Forensic Accounting and Valuation Services (FAVS) team, together with the promotion of Claire Hudson in the Business Tax team.
Having joined the firm in 2003 as a trainee, Vinny has become an integral part of the regional Transaction Services team, with experience in both acquisition and vendor due diligence on behalf of corporate/trade acquirers, private equity and bank investments, as well as public market transactions. He will be an important member of the partner team in the Midlands, with a particular focus on supporting the continued growth of the firm’s East Midlands region.
Claire, who has been with the firm for 10 years, advises large corporates in the £100m+ turnover space all the way through to listed Public Interest Entities (PIEs). She provides UK and international tax advice to a diverse portfolio of large and complex groups, on matters including tax structuring, due diligence and reorganisations, as well as leading on significant compliance engagements.
Sannan Khan joined BDO in 2017 and has since built up a strong reputation in complex forensic investigations, leading various accounting and non-accounting investigations, and economic crime risk management matters, both in the public and private sector. With a rise in the level of fraud being reported and subsequent risk assessments, BDO anticipates significant growth in investigation work, with Sannan playing an important role in growing and leading the FAVS practice.
Kyla Bellingall, Midlands Managing Partner, commented: “The Midlands tax team has ambitious plans in the next four years which, coupled with impending and far-reaching audit reforms, provides vast potential for growth moving forwards – ambitions which Claire will play a key role in helping to deliver.
“Equally, Vinny and Sannan are an important part of two core areas of the business that have significant scope for further growth as we look to expand the regional offering in the next five to 10 years. Claire, Vinny and Sannan should be incredibly proud of their achievements.”
In the Midlands, BDO has promoted 87 people in Birmingham, and 10 people promoted in Nottingham. The promotions follow a raft of appointments in the region, including John Rouse who was appointed as partner in the FAVS team, and a duo of Director hires in the Business Services & Outsourcing practice.
Bellingall added: “Every promotion and appointment represent BDO’s commitment to investing in our people and the future of our business in the region and nationwide, and we’re delighted to reward those people who have demonstrated true commitment, dedication, and passion in their chosen specialisms.
“The raft of promotions we have made across the region is highly indicative of our continued desire to invest in our business while, at the same time, placing us in a much stronger position to support our clients as they attempt to navigate through the current economic climate and significant financial headwinds.”