Ending the year on a high with promotions at Tait Walker

Tait Walker is ending the year on a high with a number of promotions across its North East offices as the business continues to grow in the region.

Paul Shields, 36, who has been at the firm since 2007 and has been promoted to associate partner. Paul will be responsible for helping to build the accountancy practice’s client base in Sunderland, Durham and Teesside, as well as continuing to look after his existing client portfolio.

Paul, who was previously a business services associate, said: “I am delighted to be promoted to Associate Partner. I have been at Tait Walker for over 9 years and during that time we have grown our specialist services, which has allowed for personal development and progression of the team. I look forward to the challenges within my new role which will allow me to work closer with my current clients and working alongside the rest of the team to help grow our client base.’

Sanjay Pugal, who joined the firm earlier this year, has been promoted to tax manager. The 26-year-old from Newcastle introduced a new capital allowances service to Tait Walker when he joined, and has already helped many businesses to get significant cash back from Government.

Sanjay said: “Introducing an enhanced capital allowance service to Tait Walker has been a great, the response from clients is very positive and it’s very rewarding to see North East businesses being able to invest more of their money back in to their business.

“We see a lot of growth in this service and I’m really excited to have been promoted to tax manager to carry on the work that I’ve been doing.”

David Richardson, 30-year-old from North Tyneside joined Tait Walker in February this year from Ryecroft Glenton and is now an assistant manager within the firm’s growing Not-For-Profit team.

Finally, the audit team has seen both Lynsey Wilkinson and Nick Hibbert promoted to managers and Claire Hinshaw to senior manager.

Mark Parkinson, HR partner at Tait Walker, said: “It’s great to see so many people rising up the ranks at Tait Walker. We are always keen to promote and develop talent from within the company and this is a great example of that. We strongly believe in providing opportunities for personal development and progression within the business and we’re looking forward to lots more of this in 2017”.

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