Ryecroft Glenton has welcomed experienced senior tax specialist Simon Whiteside as a new partner at the Newcastle-based business advisory firm.
After a period as an Associate Partner with a focus on EY’s Scotland operation, Simon returns full-time to the region where he spent several years as the head of tax at EY’s Newcastle office.
As Corporate Tax Partner at Ryecroft Glenton, Simon will bring to bear his experience of working with a range of commercial organisations, from large corporates through to owner-managed business and shareholders, to support the firm’s client portfolio both in the North East and, increasingly, in other areas of the UK.
Simon has worked extensively with clients in the IT, telecoms and business services sector together with a period as a specialist in the engineering and oil & gas sector following a spell with PwC in Aberdeen.
Having significant experience of helping clients expand and manage tax planning opportunities involved with rapid growth and with extensive involvement in M&A transactions, Simon is also well-placed to support Ryecroft Glenton’s highly-active and expanding Corporate Finance team.
Simon Whiteside said: “Ryecroft Glenton is a very well-respected firm with strengths in transactional corporate finance and long-term relationships with both large and SME businesses where I have significant experience of providing high quality, pro-active tax advice.
“During my most recent period in the North East I was focused on mid-market companies and this is a chance to work in a firm that has extensive experience of working at the heart of that area of business.”
Chris Robson, Managing Partner at Ryecroft Glenton, said: “Simon’s appointment as Corporate Tax Partner demonstrates how we are delivering on our strategy to become one of the North East’s leading business advisory firms and highlights the quality of people we are able to attract to Ryecroft Glenton.
“He complements the talented and experienced people we have within the firm, bringing substantial expertise in corporate tax, which will be a real value to new and existing clients that operate across multiple sectors.”