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PwC bolsters East Midlands leadership team with key appointments

PwC in the East Midlands has strengthened its leadership team with the appointments of  Matt Palmer as Assurance Director for Private Business, Alan Walsh as Assurance Director to support large businesses across a range of industries and Tax Partner, Steve Smith, who also becomes Midlands fast growth leader.

In addition to the appointments, Trusha Kachhela, has been promoted to Midlands Tax Leader, signalling the firm’s commitment to investing in its people and clients and nurturing and developing the next generation of business leaders in the region.

Matt Palmer and Steve Smith join from PwC’s Birmingham office, with Alan Walsh joining from PwC London.  Trusha Kachhela’s promotion expands her remit to lead tax matters for the region and she will continue to be based in the East Midlands.

The firm’s Castle Donington office also welcomed more than 29 graduates, interns and business placements.

Office Senior Partner for PwC in the East Midlands, Paul Norbury, said:

“I’m delighted to announce these appointments, demonstrating our continued commitment to strengthening our East Midlands team. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive workforce and continue to invest in colleagues at all levels to achieve our growth ambitions and meets clients’ needs.

“We have also seen 29 new graduates and interns join the practice, creating new routes into our profession and cementing the foundations for our future growth.

“These come at the end of another successful year for our practice as we continue to see sustainable growth across revenue, the breadth of our client base and skills within our practice to meet the changing demands of the region’s thriving economy and business community.”

The firm’s Castle Donington offices have also recently been refurbished to provide a contemporary setting for clients and staff alongside technology investments necessary to work even more effectively for clients.

Pointing to the economic strength and diversity in the East Midlands, Paul Norbury said:

“The importance of the East Midlands economy, with its healthily balanced mix of industries, indigenous and international businesses is vital to the overall performance of the Midlands engine and a key element of PwC’s investment in the Midlands.”