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Armstrong Watson promotes Becky Bowness to Tax Partner

22nd June 2021

MSI's Northern UK accounting member Armstrong Watson LLP, Accountants, Business and Financial Advisers is delighted to announce that Becky Bowness has been promoted to Tax Partner -  just two years after joining the firm.

Becky was appointed as Corporate Tax Director from Big 4 accounting firm PwC in 2019 and has since played an integral role in the development of Armstrong Watson’s services to significant regional corporate businesses across the North East and Cumbria.

She has extensive experience advising entrepreneurial businesses of all sizes including listed businesses and international groups across all sectors and now leads Armstrong Watson’s Corporate Tax practice.

She said: “I am thrilled to become a Partner at Armstrong Watson. My fellow Partners are truly collaborative and supportive, and this is such an exciting opportunity. I cannot thank the fantastic team I work with enough for all their incredible commitment, hard work and support particularly through the unreal challenges of the past 12 months.

“It is testament to the commitment and resilience of our firm that we have been able to promote through all levels up to Partner during this last year and I am so excited to lead our Corporate Tax practice in supporting our fantastic and exciting clients through the next phase of our new normal.”

Becky’s career began in Carlisle, where she advised clients across the North of England for 12 years before working in PwC’s New York office and its London International and M&A tax teams.

Despite the pressures of the pandemic, Armstrong Watson has stuck to its ambitious growth plans, actively nurturing talent as well as recruiting during the crisis, and Becky’s promotion is part of the firm’s continued investment in its growing tax practice.

CEO Paul Dickson said: “Becky’s promotion is a key milestone in the development of Armstrong Watson’s tax team, as we look both to ensure that we can meet the more sophisticated needs of our client base in challenging circumstances, as business becomes increasingly international and more complex; and to grasp the opportunities to look after the requirements of significant regional businesses looking for local advice of the highest quality.

“Becky has strong technical and commercial skills and a passion for excellent client service. Her wide-ranging capabilities and extensive experience will ensure that we can continue to meet the needs of our clients and to help them grow and prosper.”

About Armstrong Watson - Carlisle

Armstrong Watson has been advising and protecting clients across the North of England and Scotland since 1867. With 16 regional offices from Glasgow to Leeds, 38 partners and over 400 colleagues, we’re focused enough to provide a truly tailored service and large and experienced enough to work alongside any size of business, delivering a complete remit of services equal to top tier firms.

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