Ben-MiddletonKPMG’s Gatwick office has bolstered its operation in the South East with two senior level appointments as part of a programme of investment in staff and services as the economy continues to improve.

Ben Middleton who joined KPMG in 2011, has been promoted to Director and Head of Business Development for the region, and is one of 102 people at KPMG to be promoted to Director level by KPMG this year.

‎Ben, who has been instrumental in driving the growth of the office through his  business development role, works with clients across a wide range of sectors, from small and privately owned businesses through to large listed companies from the South East.

Joining Ben as one of 8 Directors based at the office is Kerry Mckeown, who joins KPMG today from Grant Thornton in the role of Tax Director. He specialises in delivering a wide range of tax services to clients and joins  a  growing tax practice of 50 people based at the Crawley offices working with businesses across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Commenting on the new appointments, David Bywater, Senior Partner for the office said :

“I would like to congratulate Ben on his promotion and welcome Kerry to KPMG in what is set to be  a very exciting chapter in our 30 year history in the region. Both appointments, coupled with a further 16 promotions in the Gatwick office, demonstrate a very positive statement of intent to continue growing our business in the South East by investing in people, both external senior recruits and also the development and recognition of the talented staff that we already have within the business.”‎

Ben Middleton added : “I am absolutely delighted that to have been promoted and to be recognised by KPMG for the work that I do with our local clients.

“This is a fantastic region to live and work in with a reputation for its vibrant economy and diverse and successful range of businesses.  KPMG has a very strong brand and I consider myself very privileged ‎‎to have played a part in the fantastic growth story that the business has seen in the region over the past few years.”

“With over 150 dedicated partners and staff based here, the enormous breadth of services that we offer to businesses across the South East puts us in an excellent position to help clients embark on renewed plans for sustainable growth.”

‎For further information please contact :‎ Emma Murray : 020 7694 6506‎

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