Mazars makes double appointment to lead Tax team

03 April 2018

Mazars, the international accountancy and advisory firm, has made two senior appointments to lead its tax teams in Birmingham and the North West. Andrew Spence and Andrew Westhead both join Mazars as partners, and will assume the roles of Head of Tax for Birmingham and the North West, respectively.

The National Tax Team, which operates across Mazars’ 17 UK offices, provides bespoke advice on all areas of taxation to individuals, business owners, and corporate organisations. Both Andrews will utilise their technical expertise, leadership skills, and client relationships to drive business growth in their respective areas.

Andrew Spence, Partner and Head of Tax for Birmingham, is familiar with the local area, having lived in the city for the past seven years. He has a broad range of experience advising clients from all backgrounds through previous roles at EY and National Grid. Mazars’ tax team in the Midlands already provides advice to a host of clients including private individuals, local entrepreneurs, and non-profits, for which it is a Centre of Excellence. The team also advises on M&A alongside Mazars Deal Advisory and serves large and listed clients across the world via its international tax advisory function. Andrew will lead the various teams providing proactive commercial tax advice across this client base.

Andrew Westhead, Partner and Head of Tax for the North West, will be based in Manchester. He joins Mazars from Grant Thornton where, as a Tax Partner, he worked in Manchester, Leeds and London. Andrew has worked with clients of all sizes, and has particular expertise in advising entrepreneurial businesses and private clients. He will help to build on the significant footprint the North West team has built in this area, while also working alongside Mazars Deal Advisory to provide M&A guidance to businesses across the North West.

Eric Williams, National Head of Tax at Mazars, commented: “We have a strong and vibrant tax team operating across the UK, and we rely on high-quality leaders to drive progress. Both Andrew Westhead and Andrew Spence fully embrace the importance of giving our clients exceptional advice and service. They are experts in the field, and I have every confidence that their experience and leadership qualities will allow our team to build on its strong reputation even further”.

 

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