Zoë Paradine, UHY Hacker Young’s head of marketing & BD, appointed as partner

Publications that covered this story include City AM on 1 November and economia and the International Adviser on 3 November.
  • Head of marketing & BD and national executive director made partner on 1 November

Zoë Paradine, head of marketing & business development at UHY Hacker Young, has been appointed as partner in our London office.

Zoë, who is also on the UHY Hacker Young UK Board and Executive Committee, has been working with UHY Hacker Young for more than 15 years. She was officially made a partner of the London firm on 1 November.

Laurence Sacker, managing partner in our London office, explains that the appointment is significant as it recognises that the success of modern accountancy firms is created through their support teams, such as marketing, as much as through the traditional practice areas.

Zoë recently helped develop UHY Hacker Young’s 2020 Vision and national marketing strategy, which concentrates on the strength of our sector capabilities, local knowledge and global reach.

We are currently ranked 15th in the Accountancy Age Top 50 UK accountancy firms – up from 20th just over ten years ago – with our UK fee income totalling £58.2m in 2016/17. The UHY Hacker Young Group comprises 110 partners and more than 620 professional staff working from 22 locations across the UK, and we are proactively looking for new members in key geographic locations; Scotland, Leeds, Cumbria and the South West.

Laurence Sacker says: “We are proud of Zoë and delighted to be welcoming her on board as a partner. This is an achievement she deserves after many years of dedication to our firm.”

“It is unusual for senior marketing personnel to be made partner – but this is also testimony to the impact Zoë has had.”

Zoë Paradine, partner in our London office, says: “UHY Hacker Young is an innovative firm that always looks to deliver the best. I am pleased to be the first person from the marketing and business development team to achieve partner status. It is important to be part of an organisation that is willing to push boundaries and challenge convention.”