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UNW strengthens its senior tax team with new partner appointment

In response to continued demand for its specialist tax services, Newcastle-based independent chartered accountancy and business advisory firm UNW has added to its pool of experienced tax practitioners with the appointment of Alastair Murray as tax partner.

With more than two decades of experience, predominantly looking after the personal tax affairs of business owners, Alastair’s arrival further enhances the firm’s senior capability and its reputation as a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs and their businesses.

Alastair joins what is already one of the largest specialist tax teams in the region, that includes private client, employment taxes and VAT specialists in addition to a corporate tax team that has a client base across a wide range of sectors and business types.

Speaking of his motivations for joining UNW, Alastair said: “I have been a long-time admirer of the firm. It has a strong reputation in the marketplace – one that it has worked hard to build. Everywhere you look at UNW there are people with vast technical knowledge and experience, and that collective expertise is unmatched in the region when viewing the proposition that we are able to offer our clients.

“One important factor in my decision to join the business, which has been confirmed in my first couple of months here, is UNW’s commitment to hiring and developing talent. There’s a distinctive culture of training and development throughout the firm, where highly experienced people work alongside trainees with an emphasis on passing on their skills and experience.”

Steve Lant, tax partner at UNW said: “Alastair is a superb addition to the firm, and I was delighted when he agreed to join us. We are continuing to grow, and he has an impressive track record of helping and adding value to clients.”