UHY Hacker Young appoints three new partners in London, Manchester and Cambridge offices

  • Also new Managing Partner appointments and changes to positions on the National Board

We are delighted to have three new partners joining us at UHY Hacker Young. Mike Burt joins as Tax Partner in our London office, Helen Cowley joins as Tax Partner in our Manchester office, while Shona Munday has been promoted internally to Partner in our Letchworth office.

Mike Burt joins UHY Hacker Young from accountancy firm Grant Thornton where he served as Partner for 20 years. Mike is a tax specialist focusing on entrepreneurial private clients and their businesses. He provides tax advice on a broad range of issues including the structuring of transactions, succession planning and protection of wealth.

Helen Cowley joins UHY Hacker Young from accountancy firm Baldwins where she spent seven years working closely with owner-managed businesses. Helen provides bespoke tax advice to UK and overseas businesses and has particular expertise in assisting clients entering global markets and in providing international tax advice.

Shona Munday started her career at accountancy firm BDO, before joining UHY four years ago. She has extensive audit experience within the education, charity and not for profit sectors, providing expert advice to a wide range of clients. Having recently obtained ‘Responsible Individual’ RI status, Shona can now sign off audits for Academy clients.

Shona also heads up Talent Management and Culture within UHY Hacker Young (East) and is passionate about attracting, retaining and promoting the right talent within UHY.

Further changes made in UHY Hacker Young’s East office and the National Board

In further changes at our Letchworth office, David Hailey has been appointed as the firm’s new Managing Director for UHY Hacker Young East (comprising our Letchworth, Cambridge and Huntingdon offices). David replaces Stuart Hutchison, who held the Managing Partner role for three years.

David specialises in providing business advisory and transactional services to corporate businesses, including those within the high growth & tech sector and professionals operating within the construction sector.

There are two further new appointments to our National Board. Marie Pegram replaces James Price as the Board representative from UHY Hacker Young East. Marie has specific expertise in providing strategic accounting advice for businesses in the recruitment industry. She made the Accountancy Age ‘35 under 35’ list in 2016, which recognises the best and brightest accounting talent in the UK.

Andrew Timms is also appointed to our National Board. Andrew replaces Simon Browning as managing partner of our Nottingham office. Andrew joined UHY Hacker Young as a partner from Cooper Parry one year ago and has moved into the position of managing partner this year. Andrew specialises in advising and supporting family businesses.

Colin Wright, Group Chairman, says: “These new appointments in our London, Manchester and Letchworth offices will feed into the expansion of the overall business and show the importance we place on our regional offices.

“I am delighted Helen has decided to join us. She has exceptional tax knowledge and experience and she will be a valuable addition to our existing strong tax team.

“Mike is an exceptional hire for our London team. His specialist tax expertise and years of experience in the accountancy sector will improve our tax offering immensely.

“Shona has an excellent track record of delivering a high standard of service for her clients. She deserves to be recognised for the work she’s already accomplished at UHY Hacker Young.

“We are continually looking to grow and develop the UHY Hacker Young UK Group. In addition to our organic growth and these new external and internal hires, we are looking at further expansion of the UK Group through the appointment of new member firms to our national network.

“In a bid to provide a truly national offering, we are proactively looking to fill a few outstanding gaps in our geographic coverage in Scotland, Leeds, Norwich and the South West. We are in the process of contacting firms that we believe could find real value from our proposition, but who will also add to our existing offering and who have their own ambitions for growth.”