Grant Thornton expands Scottish tax team with appointment of Stephen Foster

Grant Thornton expands Scottish tax team with appointment of Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster

Business advisory firm Grant Thornton UK has strengthened its Scottish tax team with the appointment of Stephen Foster as associate director of tax and capital allowances.

Mr Foester’s appointment follows a series of nationwide new hires for the firm’s tax team due to strong demand from clients for support throughout an unprecedented period of change, growth and challenges many have faced over the past year.

Working between the firm’s Edinburgh and Glasgow offices, Mr Foster joins a 35- strong team working across Scotland, where he’ll primarily on providing tax compliance and advisory solutions to private clients, professional practices and partnerships.

Mr Foster joins Grant Thornton from BDO, where he worked on various projects in high-growth sectors, with deep knowledge of the energy sector in particular. He has also had similar roles at two Big Four firms working with clients in the manufacturing, housing, retail and leisure sectors.

Stephen Foster said: “I am really proud to be part of the Grant Thornton tax team and it’s great I’ll be working across Scotland as well as the North of England. I’ve always thought the firm works with exceptional businesses, with a client base that’s particularly suitable for Fixed Asset reviews. The team have been extremely welcoming so far, and I am looking forward to getting to know their existing and prospective clients.”

Jill Hay, tax partner at Grant Thornton in Scotland, added: “Over recent years, our tax team has gone from strength to strength, thanks to recent hires and promotions. It’s a really exciting time for our tax business as we continue to invest in our people, grow our business and support our clients. Investing in new talent such as Stephen, who brings specific and valuable market insight, will help us to improve upon our already well-regarded service offering for dynamic businesses in the mid-market.”

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