DSG Chartered Accountants bolsters team with three senior promotions

Date posted:
Fri 14 May 2021

Liverpool-based firm, DSG Chartered Accountants (DSG), has made three significant promotions across the firm.

DSG provides independent accountancy and advisory services to a variety of small, medium and larger businesses. The firm is a member of DFK International, a global association of accounting firms, designed to support with international briefs including tax planning, overseas expansion and employment tax matters.

Mark Kearsley, formerly corporate tax director at the firm, has been promoted to Tax Partner. With over a decade’s experience working at DSG, Mark has worked closely with the firm’s larger corporate clients and owner managed businesses, providing a range of tax advisory services. He oversees the firm’s corporate tax advisory offering, including R&D tax advisory work and also advises on international aspects of corporate tax for both inbound and outbound international clients. Additionally, Mark has played an important role in driving DSG’s engagement within the DFK network.

Further reinforcing DSG’s tax offering, Rob Hackney has been promoted to Tax Manager. Since joining in February 2020, Rob’s focus has been on assisting clients with their compliance responsibilities as well as advising widely on corporate and other business taxation. With extensive experience in working with both domestic and large multinational groups, Rob will have a key role in co-ordinating and overseeing services to DSG’s larger corporate clients and will also work closely with the corporate finance team on transaction tax matters.

David Pennant-Williams, based at DSG’ Ewloe office, has been promoted to Senior Corporate Business Manager. David’s promotion will see him adopt an enhanced role within the firm’s Corporate team where he will oversee the provision of both audit and non-audit services to Liverpool and North Wales clients. With 13 years’ experience at the firm, David has demonstrated adaptability in working with a variety of client types in providing both compliance and advisory services.

These promotions strengthen DSG’s team and service offering.

Mark Kearsley said: “I am delighted to join DSG’s team of experienced and talented partners. DSG has given me the platform and opportunities to develop not only as a tax professional, but a business adviser to our clients. As a firm providing a partner-led service, I’m looking forward to continuing to do this and supporting clients with pragmatic solutions for their business. It is an exciting time to step up to Partner and I am looking forward to the challenge. 2020 saw the expansion of our office space in Liverpool City Centre and the addition of the Mazars Liverpool audit practice, and 2021 has been very positive with a growing demand in all areas of the firm.”

Tony Bayliss, Senior Partner at DSG, said: “Our tax team has remained extremely busy over the last 12 months, despite the impact of COVID 19 on the broader business community. Mark’s elevation to partner is therefore well timed and I am also delighted to announce the well earned promotions of both David and Rob. The continued investment in, and advancement of, our people is vital in ensuring we continue to provide our clients with the best advice and quality of service across all of our departments and locations and establishes a firm platform for the future.”