BDO appoints three new partners in the South East

24 July 2020

BDO strengthens regional presence with three partner appointments

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has recently strengthened its team in the South East with the appointment of three new partners across its Gatwick and Guildford offices.

Nigel Harker joins as an audit partner in the Gatwick office and brings over 20 years’ experience in advising FTSE, AIM listed and privately-owned businesses. Nigel has worked extensively with large, multinational corporates and has specialist expertise in retail, manufacturing, life sciences and technology.

Mike Philp also joins as an audit partner. Mike has significant experience in advising mid-market businesses and supporting clients on the journey from private equity ownership to listed. 

Paul Knight re-joins BDO as head of Not for Profit Tax. He leads the firm’s national team providing tax services to charities, social housing associations, higher education providers and membership organisations.

Anna Draper, partner and head of BDO LLP in the South East said:

“I am delighted all three partners have chosen to join us and proud to welcome them to our growing South East practice. It has been a challenging year for business and I am thrilled that Nigel, Mike and Paul have been able to join the firm as we continue to operate as a fully-remote workforce.

“Despite the current economic climate, we remain committed to meeting the needs of the businesses and entrepreneurs located in this hugely diverse and dynamic region. These latest appointments ensure that we’re in the best possible position to support our clients as they rethink and adapt their business models during these uncertain times.”


Notes to editors

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP provides integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world.

Our clients are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high-growth businesses that fuel the economy. 

We share our clients’ ambitions and their entrepreneurial mind-set. We have the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise to help them succeed. 


BDO LLP operates in 17 locations across the UK, employing nearly 5,500 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP is the UK member firm of the BDO international network.

BDO’s global network

The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 167 countries, with 88,000 people working out of 1,800 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9.6bn. 


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