Zoe Thomas joins Smith & Williamson from EY

  • Written By: Mark Gee
  • Published: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:22 GMT

Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, investment management and tax group, is delighted to announce the appointment of Zoe Thomas as a partner.

Zoe Thomas

Zoe joins the firm from EY where she was a partner for nine years, after previously being at Deloitte for 10 years. Zoe specialises in advising property and construction businesses, on their tax and business affairs, with a particular focus on complex transactions within the real estate sector

“I am looking forward to working with everyone at Smith & Williamson. They bring a unique proposition to the market, with the ability to serve the breadth of business and private client needs. I am very interested in seeing how the investment management opportunity at Smith & Williamson can develop the relationship with clients,” said Zoe.

“I really enjoy working with real estate businesses, particularly in relation to transactions and tax advisory. Real estate transactions can often become very complex, requiring numerous different experts and extensive professional management, so it is very encouraging that Smith & Williamson has such a depth and breadth of services to offer clients.”

“The real estate sector is a particularly innovative and fast moving area. Companies, within the sector, are engaging in some highly original processes, and materials are being developed, which could benefit from claiming research and development tax relief on but companies miss out as they’re so time poor, or believe it is too complex, to claim. Smith & Williamson have been working with clients and contacts to try and change that belief and I look forward to continuing that focus,” finished Zoe.

Andrew Wilkes, head of business tax at Smith & Williamson, said: “Everyone at Smith & Williamson is delighted to welcome Zoe to our London office. Her expertise and knowledge, particularly of the real estate sector, will be a huge bonus to our organisation and our clients.”

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. This briefing does not constitute advice nor a recommendation relating to the acquisition or disposal of investments. 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 writing.

Notes to editors
Smith & Williamson is a leading financial and professional services firm providing a comprehensive range of investment management, tax, financial advisory and accountancy services to private clients and their business interests. The firm’s c1,800 people operate from a network of 11 offices: London, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin (City and Sandyford), Glasgow, Guildford, Jersey, Salisbury and Southampton. Smith & Williamson is part of The Tilney Smith & Williamson Group.

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