Tax partner appointment at UNW

Newcastle-headquartered chartered accountancy and business advisory firm UNW has appointed an experienced tax practitioner as a partner.

Alastair Murray brings with him more than two decades of experience, predominantly looking after the personal tax affairs of business owners.

His arrival as tax partner enhances the firm’s senior capability and expands its tax team, which works with clients across a wide range of sectors and business types.

He 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, added: “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.”