Joanna has worked within Audit & Assurance since 1998, gaining her professional qualifications with Ernst & Young LLP in Newcastle, before leaving them in 2006 to focus her career in advising privately owned businesses.
Joanna has advised many businesses from high growth start-up companies with Private Equity funding, to large well established family businesses which have been passed down from generation to generation. Joanna has also worked with many organisations operating within the ‘third sector’ including education, charities, and publicly funded bodies.
With regards to sectors Joanna has specialisms within the construction sector, manufacturing, leisure, and retail. Many of Joanna’s clients also operate internationally, sometimes as part of an international group, either being a UK subsidiary or with their own overseas subsidiaries.
Joanna joined Armstrong Watson in 2013, became a partner in 2015, and has been Head of the Audit & Assurance Team since 2016.