Accountancy firm BDO promotes 130 people

In Liverpool accountancy firm BDO has promoted 45 people, part of 130 promotions across its North West operation

Ed Dwan, partner and head of North West at BDO


Accountancy firm BDO has announced the promotion of more than 130 people across the North West including in Liverpool and Manchester, including two promotions to partner.

Effective from November 1, Laura Stuffins has been promoted to business services and outsourcing partner in the North West, helping to advise businesses on how to build resilience and grow.

Nigel Britton has also been promoted to partner to head up the firm’s Shared Services Centre based in Liverpool, now employing more than 500 people.

Ms Stuffins joined BDO in 2005 as an audit trainee and has progressed through the firm joining the business services and outsourcing team in 2017, focusing on the North West market.

She said: “I’m delighted to have been promoted to partner during an exciting period of growth for BDO, which, in the last five years, has seen a real step change to become a clear market leader in the region across all sectors and specialisms.”

Since joining the firm in 2016, Mr Britton has helped to grow BDO’s presence in Liverpool through the establishment and growth of a firm-wide Shared Service Centre. The firm opened a second office in the city in 2019 to support this growth.

“During the last 20 months, we have demonstrated the value and critical role the Liverpool office has to play, by streamlining processes and introducing greater efficiencies across the firm,” he said. “I’m proud to be able to lead a high-performing and growing team that has quality at the heart of everything we do.”

In Manchester, BDO has promoted almost 100 people, including 45 in its audit practice, with 44 people promoted in Liverpool.

Ed Dwan, head of BDO in the North West, added: “Laura has shown that exceptional client service remains central to the work she does and remains the driver for continual innovation in her team. She’s also a fantastic example of the career opportunities at the firm.

“Nigel has continuously demonstrated a pragmatic, collaborative and optimistic approach, with a deep desire to get things done. Everyone who has been promoted should be incredibly proud of their achievements.”

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