Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has promoted 72 people across the North West. The promotions span the firm’s tax, audit, BDODrive and advisory practices, as well as its support functions.
Ed Dwan, partner at BDO in the North West, said: “We have had a strong year of growth and that is down to the hard work and determination of our people. Being able to watch individuals progress and develop their careers is easily one of the most rewarding parts of our role as partners so it’s brilliant to be announcing so many promotions across our Liverpool and Manchester offices this year.”
The North West has developed its BDODrive offering to small and medium sized businesses in the region, as well as inward investors in recent years. BDODrive combines BDO’s business advisers’ expertise with its technology ecosystem to help unlock growth potential and make doing business easier. Katherine O’Carroll and Laura Stuffins have both been promoted to director within the team and Ishfaq Ahmed is now senior manager to manage client demand.
The firm has also continued to invest in its mental health and wellbeing programme and is offering ‘performance under pressure’ resilience training to its 4000 people UK-wide. The North West is piloting its own wellbeing initiatives across the region to support its 320 employees in every aspect of their role.
Ed Dwan added: “The rise of technology and social pressures means the divisions between our personal and professional lives have become increasingly blurred. Having happy and healthy people who feel supported by the firm is hugely important.
“Our vision is to create a positive working environment where people can thrive and bring their best selves to work each day.”