BDO invests further in its South West and financial services teams with Transaction Services partner

BDO invests further in its South West and financial services teams with Transaction Services partner

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has strengthened its South West team and national financial services capability with the appointment of Phil Duma. 

Phil brings over 20 years of experience advising entrepreneurial owner-managed businesses and private equity investors across the South West region, with a particular focus on the financial services sector. He joins from PwC and will be based in our Bristol hub. 

Phil commented:

“The South West is a fantastic region, with entrepreneurial business owners at the heart of the local economy and deals market. BDO has an exceptional reputation for delivering a high-quality, partner-led service and I’m delighted to be joining such a strong and dynamic team, strengthening our position as a leader in the market.”

Derek Neil, Head of Transaction Services at BDO, said: 

“Phil’s appointment is reflective of our ongoing strategic investment in talent in the South West. It has been another very active year for BDO in the region and a key aspect of our strategy is to build high quality local capacity to match the pace of business growth and opportunity we see in important regional markets.  

“Financial services is also a key strategic focus for the firm and our investment in high quality advisory expertise enables us to help our clients navigate increasingly complex regulatory environments. 

“Phil joins a market leading financial services transactions team that has advised on £3bn of deal value over the last two years and brings a great deal of experience with him. I have no doubt he will be a valuable addition to both our South West and financial services teams.”


Note to editors

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

The organisations we work with are Britain’s economic engine – entrepreneurially-spirited, high-growth businesses that fuel the economy.  

We understand the ambitions and entrepreneurial mindset of those we work with and have the global reach, integrity and expertise to help people and businesses succeed.  

BDO LLP operates in 17 offices across the UK, employing 7,500 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP is the UK member firm of the BDO international network.

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Nikki Barnsley-Walker
Corporate Affairs Executive, BDO

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