People in the news: Bishop Fleming, Quantama, Edwin Coe

This week's news of professional moves in the sector includes a trio of directors have been promoted to partner at Bishop Fleming, Quantama launches its forensic accounting service with seven new team members, Edwin Coe appoints a tax director

A trio of directors have been promoted to partner at Bishop Fleming. As a former tax director in the firms Exeter office, Isobel Savage brings to the firm a commercial and technical background, having worked in corporate tax within one of the Big Four accountancy firms and a regional practice. She has wide-ranging experience of working with owner-managed businesses and maximising R&D claims for clients. Nathan Coughlan was previously audit director in Bishop Fleming’s Plymouth office, specialising in the audits of companies as well as organisations in the not-for-profit sector, including education and social housing. He developed his strong technical skills in a Big Four audit practice. As a former audit director in the firm’s Bath office, John Talbot has nearly 20 years’ accounting and auditing experience. He is experienced in a wide range of commercial sectors, from technology and professional services to manufacturing and leisure and hospitality start-up businesses, and in not-for-profit organisations, including charities and academies. He previously worked for a national practice in Bristol.

Mazars has appointed Steve Saville as HR director with overall responsibility for Human Resources across Mazars in the UK. Saville has previously worked for Santander and Dentsu Aegis and has over 15 years’ experience.

Two forensic accounting and expert witness partners have joined business advisory and corporate recovery firm Quantuma. Gavin Pearson and Gordon Hodgen have joined Quantuma’s London office with a team of five as the firm adds a forensic accounting service to its offering. Pearson is the current chair of the ICAEW Forensic Accounting and Expert Witness Group, the UK’s primary body for forensic accountants.

Edwin Coe has appointed Stuart Hambling as a tax director, following the addition of Andrew Terry and Elena Solovyeva to the tax team earlier this year. Hambling has over 20 years’ experience advising non-UK domiciled individuals, having worked within the expatriate services team at a Big Four firm, an international private bank and a global wealth management firm, focusing on US tax, UK tax and cross-border issues.

Fiducia Wealth Management has promoted Gordon Kearney to managing director after John Millican stepped down to become executive chairman. Millican has been managing director since Fucidia was formed in 2005 and Kearney, who is currently a director, has also been with the company since its inception.

Report by Amy Austin

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