Financial services firm PwC has made a series of partner promotions in its Midlands team.
They are Helen Ward (transaction services deals), Matthew Walker and Chris Shepherd (both audit), Matthew Woolgar (deals tax) and Thomas Rees (tax).
Ms Ward has more than 18 years of deals experience across a range of industry sectors while leading PwC’s transaction services national focus on aerospace and defence and industrial manufacturing.
Mr Walker has more than over 20 years experience in external audit, specialising in international markets and working with overseas owned UK businesses.
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Mr Shepherd has joined the banking and capital markets team in Birmingham, relocating from PwC’s Manchester office, having joined the firm as a graduate in 2006 and spending two years in New York.
Mr Woolgar joined the East Midlands tax team in 2012 before moving to Birmingham to help build its local deals tax team and has more than 15 years of experience advising on the tax aspects of transactions.
He works with a wide range of Midlands clients to complete successful transactions though tax due diligence, structuring and other specialist services.
Mr Rees works with clients to assist in debt restructuring, structuring acquisitions and disposals, foreign exchange hedging and advising on the impacts of legislative change.
Matthew Hammond, PwC’s Midlands regional chairman and Birmingham office senior partner, said: “I’m delighted to be welcoming a talented group of new partners into our Midlands business.
“They bring sector expertise, local and international experiences to help our clients with the opportunities and challenges they face.
“We continue to plan for the future and invest in our firm by ensuring we continue to develop leaders to support our clients.”