Becky joins Armstrong Watson from Big 4 accounting firm PwC, where she has spent the last six years in their London International and M&A tax teams. Previously Becky experienced a year in their New York office, having began her career in Carlisle and spending her first 12 years advising clients across the North of England.
Becky has extensive experience advising entrepreneurial businesses of all sizes including listed businesses and international groups across all sectors. She brings a strong technical and commercial skill set to the Armstrong Watson’s Corporate Tax Team, along with a passion for excellent client service.
Becky’s appointment is part of the continued investment in Armstrong Watson’s growing Tax Practice.
Commenting on her appointment, Becky Bowness said,
“I am excited to join Armstrong Watson’s growing and ambitious Tax Team, the passion to developing this practice to be a flagship tax advisory firm in the region is inspiring. There are some fantastic businesses across the North and I look forward to providing them with the quality of advice and support they deserve.
“I am committed to supporting Armstrong Watson’s vision to grow our tax advisory team. I loved working across the region at the start of my career and I feel I have really come home now. I can’t wait to get out into the market, working with our current and future clients to support them in growing their businesses.”
Jim Meakin, Armstrong Watson’s Head of Tax added,
“Becky’s appointment is another key milestone in the development of Armstrong Watson’s Tax team, as we look both to ensure that we can meet the more sophisticated needs of our client base in challenging circumstances, as business becomes increasingly international and more complex; and to grasp the opportunities to look after the requirements of significant regional businesses looking for local advice of the highest quality.
“An important part of our talent acquisition strategy is to bring on board able people who have gained the highest quality training and experience but really understand the needs of entrepreneurial regional businesses. Becky perfectly fits this strategy and we are delighted to have her back in the region as part of the Tax team at Armstrong Watson.”