Tait Walker, the largest independent accountancy firm in the North East, has appointed Andrew Fitton as tax director to join its growing tax team.

Andrew joins the Tait Walker team with a wealth of experience in corporate and business tax. Andrew’s prior experience includes serving as a tax director with PwC for over 10 years in the North East and Yorkshire and acting as head of tax for Virgin Money as well as holding other senior tax positions at PwC.

In his role at Tait Walker, Andrew will work with the partners to help accelerate the growth of the firm’s dedicated and experienced corporate tax team. He will also work with the team to provide strategic advice to businesses and directors, helping them to develop and pursue effective and efficient tax strategies.

Originally from North Cumbria, Andrew trained as a Chartered Accountant in Liverpool before moving to Newcastle and then Yorkshire. He now lives in Hexham with his wife and children.

Andrew said: “I am delighted to join Tait Walker at such a key time for the business. It is a progressive and energetic 21st Century firm that fosters excellent relationships with clients and the wider business community, whilst investing in the development of its people.

“My role at Tait Walker will give me a great opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with the tax team, and benefit from the insights of the firm as a whole. I am most looking forward to working with the firm’s clients and getting to know their businesses well.”

Alastair Wilson, tax partner at Tait Walker, added: “Now is an exciting time for Tait Walker as we continue to expand the business; we recently opened a fourth office in Durham and significantly expanded our head office in Gosforth, and we are continuing to grow our team.

“Andrew brings a wealth of impressive experience and specialist knowledge of corporate and business tax to the firm, and his appointment will be great for the team and for our clients.”

Established in 1937, Tait Walker is the largest independent accountancy practice in the North East of England. The firm offers large corporates, owner managed businesses and individuals a complete set of accountancy and advisory services from taxation to corporate finance. For more information visit the Tail Walker website or call 0191 285 0321.