EY has appointed Stuart Wilkinson as a partner in Cambridge to help lead the Business Tax Advisory (BTA) practice, as the professional services firm continues to expand its practice in the region.
EY hires new partner to support Cambridge Tax growth
Stuart, who has 20 years’ experience in corporate tax and joins from KPMG where he was Associate Partner in Cambridge, works across a variety of sectors, including technology, food, energy, consumer goods and business services.
Stuart will work with Cathy Taylor, EY’s Senior Partner in Cambridge, to increase EY’s market share by maximising opportunities in the city and the wider East Anglia region, especially in fast growing entrepreneurial businesses and across the large corporate, middle market and private/family sectors. With over 15 years advising clients in mergers and acquisitions, Stuart will also have a focus on advising clients in relation to transactions and business restructuring generally.
The appointment of Stuart is the latest in a number of senior hires and promotions across EY’s Cambridge office, including James Turner and Maria Schnetzinger to Senior Manager and Tom Eede, Fiona Mitchell and Luke Little to Manager.
Stuart Wilkinson said: “Cambridge and the wider East Anglia region is a vibrant economic area with significant growth potential. EY has a talented team, a clear focus on developing its Tax business in the region and significant momentum following market leading growth across the firm nationally in its last financial year.
“I look forward to playing an important role in continuing to build the Tax practice in Cambridge by getting out into the market and working closely with new and existing clients.”
Cathy Taylor, Senior Partner at EY in Cambridge commented: “By continuing to invest in our people, business and brand, we’re targeting new tax opportunities across the region to complement our prestigious client base. Stuart’s tax experience advising a variety of clients, particularly in transaction tax, his ability to build strong relationships and proven leadership skills will be vital in helping us deliver on our growth ambitions.”
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. With over 400 employees in our Cambridge and Luton offices, our teams provide a range of services to a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, life sciences, consumer products and retail, technology, real estate and construction, health, and the public sector. The broad array of companies across the East allows us to bring real, relevant and key insights to our clients.