Evelyn Partners bolsters Newcastle professional services senior team with tax director appointment

Evelyn Partners, the leading integrated wealth management and professional services group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rajat Nayyar as a tax director in the firm’s Newcastle office. His appointment comes on the back of Evelyn Partners acquisition of local firm Leathers LLP earlier this year and forms part of the group’s ambitious growth plans for its professional services business in the North of England.

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Published: 22 May 2023 Updated: 19 Jul 2023

Evelyn Partners bolsters Newcastle professional services senior team with tax director appointment

Evelyn Partners, the leading integrated wealth management and professional services group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rajat Nayyar as a tax director in the firm’s Newcastle office. His appointment comes on the back of Evelyn Partners acquisition of local firm Leathers LLP earlier this year and forms part of the group’s ambitious growth plans for its professional services business in the North of England.

Rajat has over 15 years experience advising clients on a broad range of tax issues and works with a wide range of businesses from start-ups to large multinational business. He joins Evelyn Partners from PwC where he spent four years working in its private business tax team and latterly leading the North East Innovations relief team. Prior to that he spent four years as a Tax Manager at UNW LLP in Newcastle where he advised a portfolio of businesses ranging from SMEs to large corporates.

Rajat brings to the firm a wealth of experience working with owner managed businesses and large corporates advising on tax issues throughout the lifecycle of businesses, from inception to exit. Rajat’s has a strong background in corporation tax which has allowed him to develop specialisms in areas such as EIS/SEIS structures for start ups, tax efficient share schemes and corporate structures, R&D tax relief, Capital allowances and M&A tax matters.

Sian Steele, Head of Tax at Evelyn Partners commented:

“I’m delighted to welcome Rajat to Evelyn Partners to help support the growth strategy for our professional services business in the North of England. Rajat’s appointment comes at an exciting time for the group as we invest in our team to enable us to work with more clients in the region.

“Rajat’s extensive experience across a broad range of corporate tax areas will complement our national teams offering specialist advice on R&D tax relief, capital allowances and M&A tax. I look forward to working with Rajat as we continue to build our professional services business in Newcastle.” 

Rajat added: “The prospect of being able to help shape Evelyn Partners’ growth for its professional services business in the North East was extremely compelling. I have been hugely impressed by the firm’s vision for the region and look forward to working with my new colleagues to deliver business tax advice to the vibrant, local business community.” 

About Evelyn Partners

Evelyn Partners is the UK’s leading integrated wealth management and professional services group, created following the merger of Tilney and Smith & Williamson in 2020. With £59.1 billion of assets under management (as at 31 December 2023), we are one of the largest UK wealth managers ranked by client assets and the seventh largest accountancy firm by ranked by Group fee income (source: Accountancy Age 50+50 rankings, 2023).

We have a network of offices in 30 towns and cities across the UK, the Republic of Ireland and the Channel Islands. Through our operating companies, we offer an extensive range of financial and professional services to individuals, family trusts, professional intermediaries, charities, and businesses.

Our purpose is to ‘place the power of good advice into more hands’, and we are uniquely well-placed to support clients with both their personal financial affairs and their business interests. Our personal wealth management services include financial planning, investment management, personal tax advice and, through Bestinvest, we have a multi award-winning online investment service for self-directed investors. For businesses, our wide range of services includes assurance and accounting, business tax advice, employee benefits, forensics

For further information please visit: www.evelyn.com

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