Moore Kingston Smith announces new partner and ten directors

2 May 2023 / Insight posted in Press releases, Corporate, Our people

Moore Kingston Smith is pleased to announce the appointment of a new partner, as well as ten director promotions across its client-facing and business operations teams. James Davenport has been promoted internally.

James Davenport is a general practice partner, supporting owner-managed businesses across the full suite of accounting, tax and advisory services delivered by the firm. Working with entrepreneurial clients spanning a range of sectors, James helps business leaders maintain momentum and reach their goals at every stage of the business lifecycle. With his breadth of experience, James assists clients in navigating the opportunities and challenges they face across changes in the regulatory landscape and the rise in the cost of living.

James said: “Being a part of Moore Kingston Smith since I joined the firm as a trainee has been a real joy and privilege. It’s an incredibly exciting time to become a partner, with the recent investment from European private equity firm, Waterland. I truly look forward to enhancing our existing capabilities while continuing to build on the quality service we deliver for our clients.”

Maureen Penfold, Managing Partner of Moore Kingston Smith, said: “It’s wonderful to see James become partner, having been with the firm since he joined as a trainee. It’s a testament to his passion for entrepreneurial businesses, and the level of care he affords his clients in helping them realise their goals.”

In recognition of their contributions and support of its ongoing growth trajectory, the firm has also announced the promotions of Amy Marshall, Dan Lever, Emma Beechey, Joe Regan, Katy Shaw and Tom Breading to director in the firm’s client-facing teams, as well as four promotions within Business Operations. Victoria Pounder, Sophie Lord, Ian Rixon and Simon Booth each become director.

Maureen Penfold added: “Our latest appointments and director promotions are key in the development of both our client-facing and business operations teams. Not only do they reflect the demand for advisers with deep industry insight, and commitment to service of the highest quality as we evolve our solutions to meet the developing needs of our clients, they support the growth and sustainable success of our firm.”

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