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RSM announces two partner promotions to support growth in South East

6th April 2022

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM UK has announced two partner promotions in the South East to support the firm’s ambitious growth plans. Caroline Watson in the audit team and Sarah Barry in corporate finance are both home grown talent who joined RSM as graduates and have progressed through the ranks to become partner as of 1 April 2022.

Caroline is an experienced auditor based in the Guildford office and has been with RSM for 19 years, having joined as an audit trainee in 2003. Her expertise involves supporting owner managed and private equity backed businesses to grow and prosper. Caroline enjoys servicing her diverse client portfolio which encompasses businesses in the property, technology and consulting sectors. 

Corporate finance specialist Sarah Barry, based in Gatwick, started as an intern in RSM’s London M&A team and has now been with the firm for 15 years. She has a wealth of experience advising business owners across Kent, Surrey and Sussex who are looking to sell their business, or raise funds for growth through private equity. Sarah specialises in the manufacturing, infrastructure and family business sectors, and heads up the M&A team in the South East.

Paul Anthony, RSM’s regional managing partner in the South, said: ‘Today’s announcement is not only testimony to the talent, hard work and expertise of our new partners, but it also shows the firm’s dedication to developing our people so they can create the career they want. Having been named the South East’s most active financial adviser in 2021, the promotion of Caroline and Sarah is another step towards strengthening our capability to meet the ever-changing needs of middle market businesses.’

Sarah Barry, partner at RSM UK, said: ‘Becoming a partner and leading the fantastic team we have in the South East are both major highlights of my career at RSM. The firm is committed to investing in and growing its own talent, and I am one of many examples of this.’

Caroline Watson, partner at RSM UK, said: ‘I’m delighted to become a partner, and feel honoured to play a part in shaping the future of the firm and supporting businesses in the South East to achieve their goals.’

In addition to these two promotions in the South East, RSM has promoted a further fourteen partners across its UK network. The new cohort of partners have a range of specialisms including corporate tax, VAT, legal services and risk assurance.