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Continued growth for unique data insight team at MHA Tait Walker

Leading independent accountancy firm MHA Tait Walker has welcomed a new member to the rapidly growing data insight team, after experiencing continued revenue growth.

Daniel Walker is the latest addition to the team, joining from Engie where he worked as a data scientist. Daniel joins the firm as data insight manager, broadening the scope of the team, which is the only data insight department within a North East independent accountancy practice.

Having completed a Masters in maths and statistics at Newcastle University, Daniel secured a coveted place on the Knowledge Transfer Partnership as an Associate. The KTP programme sees individuals form a partnership between a university and a business, where Daniel began his career with Engie. In his time there, he delivered three innovative projects focusing on machine learning and optimisation methods, before moving on to MHA Tait Walker.

Daniel said: “I joined MHA Tait Walker because I saw how the data insight team were really making a difference to businesses in the North East, and that it would give me the chance to continue to develop my own skills and expertise. As a team we instantly clicked, with our skill sets complimenting each other perfectly, I’m really looking forward to working with Graham and the team.”

The expansion of the data insight team supports MHA Tait Walker’s growth strategy and development of services for clients. Graham Dotchin, associate partner said: “Daniel’s appointment is an exciting addition to the team. His data science background is key to the progression of our services.”

Despite the impact of the pandemic, the data insight team has continued to grow, highlighting the demand from clients for data-driven analysis.

The specialist team gather financial and operational data, so that businesses can quickly make fully informed, intelligent and measurable decisions, with a focus on what really drives value and profitability.

Graham said: “The pandemic has cemented how business critical our service is. Many businesses found themselves scrambling for information when the pandemic hit, which we were able to provide them with. We are working with clients at all stages of the business lifecycle and addressing a range of challenges and opportunities that they face, but the common theme throughout is the value data is playing in supporting their decision making.  With Daniel’s skills, we can expand our unique services to SME’s in the region.”

Daniel joins after MHA Tait Walker welcomed 40 new recruits that signal huge growth for the firm.