National audit, tax, advisory and risk firm Crowe is expanding its Thames Valley corporate team and using its industry-leading approach to offer clients outstanding service.
“Crowe is trusted by clients for our specialist advice, our ability to make smart decisions and our readiness to provide lasting value. Close working relationships are at the heart of our effective service delivery,” said Jeremy Cooper, managing partner of Crowe’s Thames Valley office in Reading.
”We are recognised as a leading national firm, with global reach and local expertise, with offices throughout the UK. Our corporate offering is highly impressive and we are increasing our focus in this sector, to enhance our services even further.”
The Thames Valley corporate team was bolstered this summer with the appointment of new partner, Christine Dobson, who joined from a Big Four firm. During her 25-year career, mainly based in Reading, she has specialised in advising and auditing start-ups, owner-managed businesses and private equity backed companies.
Dobson said: “I felt my passion for supporting privately-owned and private equity-backed businesses would be fulfilled with Crowe.”
Jeremy Cooper added: “It was really important that we brought in someone who fits in with our client-focused culture. Christine cares passionately about helping her clients to achieve their business aims and delivers excellent client service. Christine’s experience will complement our existing specialist private equity partner team of Bob Alsop, partner, corporate finance, and Jane Mackay, head of tax, who together will ensure our clients receive relevant and timely advice and will support them in all service aspects as they grow to achieve their ambitions.”
The depth and quality of experience that corporate clients receive is a major selling point for Crowe, Cooper believes. “Clients can expect to receive more time with our partners and senior people, who really understand the challenges and goals of business owners and entrepreneurs.”
Crowe expects its work with corporate clients will continue to increase, especially during this time of political and economic uncertainty. “Key issues for corporate clients in the foreseeable future centre on dealing with potential supply chain disruption and initiatives that encourage skilled staff to stay on, such as share option schemes,” said Dobson.
Beyond the Thames Valley, Crowe is a national firm and an independent UK member of Crowe Global, eighth largest accounting network in the world. The Thames Valley team leverages the expertise of this international network to support its local business clients, particularly those with business ties abroad, or those looking to expand.