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Mitchell Charlesworth boosts tax team with two new senior hires

North West accountancy firm Mitchell Charlesworth has strengthened its expert tax team with two senior appointments.

Phil Hartley and Phillippa Britchford have both joined the firm as tax managers.

Phil Hartley is a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser with more than eight years’ experience of dealing with owner-managed businesses and providing tax advice on a wide range of issues. In particular, Phil specialises in owner-managed business tax planning, corporation tax planning and research and development tax relief claims. He joins the firm from Haleys Business Advisers.

Commenting on his appointment, Phil said: “Mitchell Charlesworth has a well-established tax practice which provides a high-quality service to a range of clients and I’m looking forward to working closely with the team as we build on this together.”

Phillippa Britchford has returned to Mitchell Charlesworth after having spent 10 years working for other accountancy firms in Cheshire. When previously working at the firm she completed accounts and audits. She has spent the time since leaving the practice developing her knowledge of personal tax and returns to look after personal tax clients, especially those with residency issues. Phillippa trained in Belfast and recently become a FCA of the Institute Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Phillippa said: “Having previously worked at Mitchell Charlesworth, I was aware of the excellent team that they already had and was keen to join it again to bring both my own experience and to further develop my knowledge. I look forward to developing long term relationships with my clients, and helping them plan for their future in the most tax efficient manner.”

The appointments follow on from the promotion of Alison Birch who recently became a VAT partner in the tax team

As a firm we are continually investing in our team and recruiting the best talent we can to enable us to deliver the highest-quality service to our clients. Phil and Phillippa’s knowledge and expertise make them both key additions to the team. It’s great to have them on board.

Tim Adcock, partner and head of tax, Mitchell Charlesworth

Paul Wainwright, managing partner at Mitchell Charlesworth added: “Our clients’ needs have become less about tax compliance and more about dealing with their tax planning. In response to this, we have further enhanced our senior tax team with both appointments, strengthening our well established specialist tax offering and enabling us to add even greater value and service to our clients.”

Mitchell Charlesworth’s tax team spans across the firm’s five offices in Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Warrington and Widnes.

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