Accountancy firm appoints Midlands partner to national leadership team

Kyla Bellingall

Kyla Bellingall, Midlands regional managing partner at BDO, has been appointed to the firm’s new national leadership team, effective from October 1.

The move follows the election of Mark Shaw as the accountancy and business advisory firm’s new managing partner.

With over 25 years of experience, Bellingall began her career as a school leaver apprentice and joined BDO in 2015 as an audit partner.

She helped to develop the not-for-profit sector group in the Midlands and served as head of audit before becoming regional managing partner in July 2022.

Under Bellingall’s leadership, BDO’s Midlands practice has achieved growth, adding nine new partners and increasing revenue by over 40%.

The team now comprises more than 500 professionals across offices in Birmingham and Nottingham city centres.

Bellingall said: “After a wonderful two years of leading BDO’s Midlands team I am delighted to be taking on this additional role, ensuring we continue to champion our regional offices at the most senior level within the firm. I have ambitious plans for BDO’s Midlands practice with further investment planned for later in the year.

“The growth of our Midlands practice is a reflection of BDO’s growth as a firm overall. Our core market of mid-sized, ambitious and entrepreneurial businesses has demonstrated strength and resilience during a challenging economic period.

“I look forward to working with Mark and the new Leadership Team at an exciting time for BDO as we continue to support businesses across the UK, building on our heritage and looking to our future.”

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