KPMG hires Philippa Sanderson to lead its private tax enterprise team in central Scotland

KPMG has appointed Philippa Sanderson as its new associate partner to lead its private enterprise tax team in Central Scotland.

Philippa Sanderson

Based in Edinburgh, Ms Sanderson joins the Scottish practice from KPMG’s North Region where she previously led the firm’s Sheffield office.

The appointment is part of a drive by the firm to bolster its private enterprise offering in Scotland, working with multi-generational family and private-equity backed businesses through to owner-managed and fast-growing start-ups.

Commenting on her appointment, Ms Sanderson said: “KPMG Private Enterprise is really about us tapping into the knowledge and experience we have across the firm and tailoring it specifically for privately owned businesses, who have their own challenges and growth opportunities. Scotland’s private business community is arguably the backbone of the economy with some of the best-known brands and biggest employers falling into the category.

“I’m incredibly excited about being in Scotland and playing such a key role with a firm that’s developed a first-class reputation in the country. The level of knowledge at KPMG in Scotland is second-to-none and I’m looking forward to bringing my own experience to the tax practice to assist clients with their growth strategies.”

Alan Turner, head of tax in Scotland at KPMG UK, commented: “KPMG Private Enterprise is all about building relationships and sharing expertise. Our team of experts are on-hand to create a single point of contact for clients, enabling them to access a wealth of support and information – everything from scaling-up support and family business succession planning to transaction services and preparing for exit.

“Tax touches on every aspect of Private Enterprise and Philippa’s experience in the field will be crucial in taking our offering to the next level in Scotland. We’re incredibly excited to welcome her to our team and we’re confident she’ll play a key role in providing invaluable assistance to our diverse client base.”

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