Yorkshire tax adviser Neil Sengupta and four of his colleagues have left Grant Thornton to join the rapidly growing tax practice at independent business advisory firm Murray Harcourt.
Mr Sengupta has been at Grant Thornton’s local tax practice for 10 years.
With over 25 years’ experience of providing tax advice to a wide range of clients, from large, listed corporates to owner managed businesses, Murray Harcourt said Mr Sengupta has specialist experience of M&A transaction tax and has been involved in a number of high profile regional deals.
Mr Sengupta has been joined at Murray Harcourt by former Grant Thornton tax colleagues: tax director Joanne Powell, senior tax manager Emily Bartliff, tax manager Adam Gough and senior tax manager Mike Crawley.
Established in 2012 by partners Richard Bright and Mark Hunter, Murray Harcourt has grown rapidly over the past five years.
Mr Bright, managing partner of Murray Harcourt, said: “This latest round of recruitment is great news for the continued growth of the firm and also for our clients.
"We pride ourselves on providing high quality, independent advice and outstanding service levels as well as delivering value. After just five years,
we have already established ourselves as a leading independent firm and we continue to receive fantastic feedback from our clients who say that we are making a genuine difference to them.”
Mr Sengupta added: “I was inspired when I first met Richard and the rest of the partners, many of whom I have worked with previously in Big 4 firms. Their business philosophy is simple and client focused, rather than looking inwards.
"It enables us to work directly with businesses, getting closer to our clients and being nimble enough to swiftly respond to their needs and to changing regulations. With businesses, particularly in the mid-market, actively looking for specialist tax advice and support services, we can work in partnership with clients to add real value.
“It’s really exciting to be part of a boutique firm which is genuinely committed to shaking up the market and providing a more proactive service for entrepreneurial businesses both in Yorkshire and nationally.
Richard Bright said: “Neil and the team who have joined us are like-minded people who immediately understood our ethos and shared our desire to make a difference to dynamic businesses and their owners in the region and beyond. As a firm, we have some big ambitions and there’s no doubt that attracting and retaining the best people will be the key to us achieving them.”
Murray Harcourt has offices in Leeds, Harrogate and London.