Sussex-based chartered accountants MHA Carpenter Box has appointed three new Partners to further strengthen its leadership team, including the youngest Partner to be appointed in the firm's 95-year history.
The practice has enjoyed significant growth over recent years at its offices in Worthing and Gatwick, and the three new appointments bring the total number of Partners to 16, supported by 170 staff.
Sam Uwins joined the firm in 2009 on six weeks' work experience and was offered a trainee role at the age of 17. He was the youngest trainee ever to qualify as a Chartered Certified Accountant at the firm at just 22 and has now been appointed Partner in the Business Services Group at only 27 - the youngest Partner ever be appointed at the firm.
Sam works within the media and entertainment sector providing tax and business advice to social influencers and online content creators. He has built the reputation of MHA Carpenter Box to market leader in this very niche sector. Sam commented: "Having trained at MHA Carpenter Box, I am delighted to become a Partner and very much look forward to helping the firm continue to grow over the coming years."
David Crowter has been appointed Tax Partner after a career of nearly 20 years providing tax advice to clients of every size. He is a specialist in property tax and tax reliefs available to young, innovative businesses and currently oversees all of the work of the Tax Team at the Gatwick office. David also supports other fee earners at MHA Carpenter Box in resolving complex tax issues.
David said: "I feel honoured to have been made a Partner at such an exciting time in the firm's evolution. The tax environment is increasingly fast moving and complex and the needs of our client base for our specialist services will no doubt continue to grow in the years ahead."
Dan Hobbs joined MHA Carpenter Box in 2016 and after 17 years in the industry, has been appointed Partner in the Tax Services Group. Dan is a specialist VAT adviser, helping clients to structure their business transactions that will give them an optimal level of tax efficiency.
"I'm delighted to become a Partner at MHA Carpenter Box," said Dan "I'll be working hard to support the ever-growing number of VAT clients that the firm now has. They really value the level of VAT advice we provide. This in-house expertise benefits our clients and gives us a competitive edge, as, unlike us, many accountancy firms have to use external consultants to deal with non-routine VAT questions."