Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to SMEs, has appointed Ritchie Tout as tax partner in the South Wales region and promoted Paul Haley to partner and head of audit internal for the West.
Ritchie Tout was formed in a Big Four firm with a portfolio including retail, corporate and professional partnership clients. After graduating, he spent 15 years at PwC in the management tax team. Most recently, he was a director at Mazars, where he spent six years specializing in tax work on mergers and acquisitions and employee incentive plans.
He joins Azets to offer broad tax support to local businesses and to provide specialist advice on all types of equity-related transactions.
Previously Director of Audit and Assurance for Wales and the South West, Paul Haley joined Azets in April 2021 and leads the internal audit services. Since joining the firm, Paul has led the internal audit team in developing the service line, as well as increasing the firm’s regional presence.
Azets is a top 10 accounting firm and is focused on providing a highly personalized service, through a network of local offices and proprietary digital workplace technology.
The company regularly supports the South Wales Argus Business Awards.