Leading Cumbrian accountancy firm Armstrong Watson has announced a new promotion.
Becky Bowness has been promoted to tax partner, just two years after joining the firm.
Becky was appointed as corporate tax director from PwC in 2019 and, the firm said, 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 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.”
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.
Chief executive 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.”