ACCOUNTANCY and business advice company BDO has promoted Huddersfield man Paul Davies to partner in the audit and assurance team.

Mr Davies joined BDO in West Yorkshire as a director in 2007. He has more than 15 years experience in delivering audit and assurance services to clients ranging from FTSE100 companies, private equity firms and their portfolios as well as fast growth owner-managed businesses. He specialises in the manufacturing and food and drink sectors.

Ian Beaumont, lead partner at BDO in Leeds, said: “Paul is well-respected and highly regarded by the team and our clients. BDO is committed to creating an environment where individuals have the chance to thrive so I am delighted he has achieved partner status and been given the recognition he deserves.”

Mr Davies is one of six new partners to the firm.