Audit, tax, and consulting firm RSM has welcomed two new senior hires in its Leicester office.
Matthew Evans has joined as a private client tax partner for the East Midlands region while Mitul Raja joins as an audit director.
Matthew joins RSM from an independent wealth management business, prior to which he spent 15 years in the Big 4, eventually heading up the tax technical group of a Big 4 firm in London.
Matthew said: “My reasoning for joining RSM is to be at a company that has ambition to grow, in an area where business owners are currently thriving. The East Midlands has a strong and resilient business community and the area has a great entrepreneurial spirit.
“For me, it is the right company, the right location and the right time. The private client services team within RSM locally is already well established and has significant potential for further growth given the concentration of owner managed businesses across the East Midlands region. Leicestershire in particular has a large cohort of high net worth individuals and families. By continuing to develop our team locally we aim to ensure a first-rate service is available to them, removing the need to seek advice from outside the region.’
Mitul Raja joins RSM having previously spent 13 years at KPMG. Mitul said: ‘The market in Leicester has seen significant growth among mid-market SMEs over the last few years, and there is a real desire from many business owners to have specialist support provided locally, which is something I am excited to be a part of.’
Mitul has worked with a number of privately owned, PE backed, and listed businesses during his career and will use these skills to help local businesses.
Kevin Harris, managing partner at RSM’s Leicester office said: “These appointments are further evidence of the confidence RSM places in the future growth of the East Midlands region, and they support our strategy of building a local team capable of meeting all the needs of the mid-market. With further senior-level recruitment planned over the coming months, we are really excited about our future prospects as we move towards our vision of being the first-choice adviser in our chosen markets.”