BDO promotes more than 130 in the North West

2nd November 2021, 9:42 am

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has announced the promotion of over 130 people across its team in the North West, including two promotions to partner.


Effective from 1st November, Laura Stuffins has been promoted to Business Services & Outsourcing partner in the North West to deepen the firm’s focus on ambitious entrepreneurial businesses, helping to advise them on how to build resilience and grow. Nigel Britton has also been promoted to partner to head up the firm’s Shared Services Centre based in Liverpool, now employing over 500 people.


Laura joined BDO in 2005 as an audit trainee and has progressed through the firm joining the Business Services & Outsourcing team in 2017, focusing on the North West market. In that time, she has transformed the firm’s BS&O offering in the region and, more recently, has driven the Business Resilience programme in collaboration with the Growth Platform.


Commenting on her promotion, Laura said: “I’m delighted to have been promoted to partner during an exciting period of growth for BDO, which, in the last five years, has seen a real step change to become a clear market leader in the region across all sectors and specialisms.”


Since joining the firm in 2016, Nigel has helped to grow BDO’s presence in Liverpool through the establishment and growth of a firm-wide Shared Service Centre. The firm opened a second office in the city in 2019 to support this growth. During this time, he has driven substantial change by introducing new delivery models and undertaking fundamental organisational change.


Nigel commented: “During the last 20 months, we have demonstrated the value and critical role the Liverpool office has to play, by streamlining processes and introducing greater efficiencies across the firm. I’m proud to be able to lead a high-performing and growing team that has quality at the heart of everything we do.”


In Manchester, BDO has promoted almost 100 people, including 45 in its audit practice, with 44 people promoted in Liverpool.


Ed Dwan, Head of BDO in the North West, commented: “These promotions represent BDO’s commitment to investing in our people and the future of our business in the region and nationwide.


“The partner promotion process is rigorous but rewarding. Laura has shown that exceptional client service remains central to the work she does and remains the driver for continual innovation in her team. She’s also a fantastic example of the career opportunities at the firm. Nigel has continuously demonstrated a pragmatic, collaborative and optimistic approach, with a deep desire to get things done. Everyone who has been promoted should be incredibly proud of their achievements.”

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