Yorkshire Times
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5:02 PM 4th May 2021

KPMG Announces Wave Of Yorkshire Promotions

Business advisory firm KPMG has bolstered the strength of its offering in Yorkshire with a wave of promotions.

The firm has promoted Torsten Fritz, Stephen Leah and Thomas Short to directors in its consulting, corporate finance and tax teams respectively.

Torsten Fritz joined KPMG when the firm acquired customer experience consultancy Nunwood in 2015. He works with a variety of clients to drive growth through the use of customer data, research and analytics.
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Stephen Leah joined KPMG in 2015 and has over a decade of experience in M&A. He currently leads the firm’s Health & Life Sciences M&A practice across the North of England and has recently completed a number of transactions in the sector.

Thomas Short joined KPMG in 2008, initially working within the Corporate Tax practice before moving to the Global Transfer Pricing Services team. He now leads the UK Transfer Pricing Managed Services team, which specialises in the delivery of global transfer pricing documentation for KPMG’s UK clients.

The trio’s appointments are part of a raft of promotions in KPMG’s Leeds office, with 51 other members of staff also promoted.

Euan West, office senior partner at KPMG in Leeds, said: “KPMG colleagues have been the bedrock of our success in the past 12 months, supporting our clients in testing circumstances. These promotions are testament to their hard work and commitment.

“With the recent Humber freeport success, the government’s new national infrastructure bank coming to Leeds, and our thriving community of SMEs, Yorkshire will be a hotbed of activity, innovation and investment in the years ahead. We’ll be at the forefront, advising businesses how best to leverage the region’s potential for growth. By investing in our people, we’re investing in the wider success of the region.

“While we know Yorkshire’s business community is not out of the shadow of the pandemic just yet, our staff will continue to support them every step of the way as they negotiate the challenges posed in the months ahead and make the most of the opportunities to grow beyond that.”