Big Four firm bolsters Midlands practice with key hire

Paul Smith

EY has strengthened its Midlands advisory team with the appointment of a new associate partner.

Paul Smith joins the company’s risk team from another Big Four firm. He will focus on advising clients on how to use data to establish compliance frameworks.

He said: “I am delighted to join EY’s Risk Advisory team in the Midlands. The firm’s focus on investing in its people and technology to provide exceptional client service is what attracted me to EY.

“I’m passionate about helping clients to better manage their business so it’s fit for the future. This includes advising our clients on the future direction of regulation – and embracing technology to prepare for the unprecedented change businesses are facing.”

Piers Clinton-Tarestad, head of advisory at EY in the Midlands, added: “Our Midlands Advisory practice continues to grow from strength to strength as we respond to our clients’ increasing demands for our services. I am delighted to welcome Paul – his depth of experience in data governance and assurance will be differential in meeting our clients’ current and future needs.”

EY’s Midlands regional practice, which covers both the East and the West Midlands, now boasts over 1000 employees.