Two new partners announced

Armstrong Watson is delighted to announce the promotion of two team members this month in their Fairview office in Carlisle.

Nigel Holmes has been promoted to Tax Partner and Andy Poole to Legal Services Partner.

The promotions are part of Armstrong Watson’s ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality of specialist services to clients, strengthening the position of the very best people so that they can provide good advice and support to a greater number of our clients.

Nigel Holmes started his career with Armstrong Watson in 1992 and has developed a real passion for delivering proactive tax advice to Cumbrian businesses. His understanding of the commercial needs of companies has built Nigel a reputation for being an adviser whom can deliver innovative tax planning solutions. Nigel has also published many articles and presents to audiences all across Cumbria on the benefits businesses can gain from R&D Tax relief.

Nigel says “I am delighted to be given this recognition for my work and receive promotion to Partner. I thoroughly enjoy my role within the firm, and proud to work at Armstrong Watson and be part of such a strong Tax team, providing specialist advice to businesses”.

Paul Dickson, Managing Partner commented: “I have seen Nigel grow into his role as an excellent tax adviser and is a very enthusiastic member of the team and his promotion is recognition for the work he delivers to our clients”

Andy Poole becomes the first Legal Sector Partner at Armstrong Watson. He relocated from Sheffield to Carlisle in 2011 to join Armstrong Watson and in 3 years has grown a strong team specialising within the legal sector. Andy’s reputation for having a real in-depth understanding of the issues law firms face at this time of unprecedented change has been a huge help to his clients. He writes regular columns in the specialist media and is a sought after speaker all across the UK on many legal subjects. Andy’s approach to the ways of structuring legal businesses to operate within the confines of a highly regulated environment whilst making them more effective and more profitable has seen a growth in clients turning to Armstrong Watson.

Andy says “My role is focused on the development of excellent client service to the legal sector and in 3 years of being with Armstrong Watson I have been proud of seeing the development of an even wider team of 6 delivering good advice across the region to a growing number of legal clients.”

Paul Dickson, Managing Partner commented: “Andy’s breadth of knowledge within the legal sector has enabled Armstrong Watson to continue to develop a reputation for being a leading specialist in this market and it gives me great pleasure to announce Andy’s promotion within the firm and I know he and his team will continue to deliver and excellent level of service to our clients.


Left - Right: Nigel Holmes, Alan Johnston, Paul Dickson, Andy Poole

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