Alex Simpson joins Smith & Williamson’s Employer Solutions team as Partner

  • Written By: Mark Gee
  • Published: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 12:00 GMT

Smith & Williamson, the financial and professional services group, has announced that Alex Simpson has joined its Employer Solutions team as a Partner.

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Alex joins from Grant Thornton and advises clients on all aspects of global mobility, incentive and employment tax planning and compliance. He previously spent four years at PwC.

Tom Shave, partner at Smith & Williamson commented: “We are very excited to welcome Alex to Smith & Williamson as a partner in our Employer Solutions team. This is a high growth area for the firm and Alex’s talent, experience and network will be critical to our success.”

Alex added: “Smith & Williamson is a firm which is ideally placed to assist agile businesses to adapt to changing circumstances, develop and thrive. In the aftermath of the current pandemic it is clear that the shape of the workforce will change. From a reward perspective, we can assist where there is a need to re-forecast and set new objectives within existing and new incentive arrangements. There will also inevitably be changes to how the globally mobile workforce are accounted for, plus UK employers will need to keep in mind the upcoming IR35 changes.”

“I want Smith & Williamson to be the go-to firm for all people issues, helping organisations to fully integrate their benefit, incentives and mobility policies to give and get the best from their people.”


By necessity, this briefing can only provide a short overview and it is essential to seek professional advice before applying the contents of this article. No responsibility can be taken for any loss arising from action taken or refrained from on the basis of this publication. Details correct at time of publication.

Smith & Williamson LLP is regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales for a range of investment business activities. A member of Nexia International.

Smith & Williamson is an independently owned financial and professional services group. The firm is a leading provider of investment management, financial advisory and accountancy services to private clients, professional practices, entrepreneurs and mid-to-large corporates. The group’s c1,800 people operate from a network of twelve offices: London, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cheltenham, Dublin (City and Sandyford), Glasgow, Guildford, Jersey, Salisbury and Southampton.

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