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EY promotes new partner and associate partner in Yorkshire

: EY has appointed one equity Partner and one Associate Partner in Yorkshire from within EY, reinforcing the firm’s commitment to nurturing homegrown talent.

Kate Jarman is now a Partner in the firm’s Assurance team, based in Leeds. She joined EY straight from university in 2004 after completing a summer internship with the firm.

She has been working in audit for more than 16 years and, in that time, has audited a wide range of clients from FTSE100 through to entrepreneurial and privately-owned businesses across a range of sectors and industries.

Kate will now be responsible for growing the firm’s audit presence in the region and strengthening relationships with new and existing clients.

In addition to the new equity Partner appointment, Penny Isbecque has been promoted to Associate Partner.

Penny has worked in EY’s Tax team in Leeds for 20 years where she initially founded the Yorkshire Global Trade practice. She advises companies on global trade and both customs and excise duty matters.

She has helped businesses across a range of sectors, including chemicals, automotive, food, retail and engineering, to manage their customs compliance, international trade costs and improve the efficiency of supply chain operations. More recently, she has been helping clients prepare for the additional duty and compliance burden of Brexit, to help minimise the negative cost and compliance impact and ensure their goods can continue to flow smoothly between the UK and EU following the end of the Brexit transition period.

Prior to joining EY, Penny worked for HMRC in London and throughout her career she has also worked in Europe and the Far East and has leveraged this extended experience to help clients across Yorkshire and the wider UK.

Suzanne Robinson, managing partner for Yorkshire and Humberside, said: “Congratulations to both Kate and Penny who have worked exceptionally hard to achieve this career milestone. I know their expertise and leadership will help to strengthen our audit and tax businesses and their promotions are testament to their outstanding contribution to our continued growth in the region.

“Both these appointments demonstrate EY’s commitment to investing in our people and our client service offering. I’m really proud that we’ve continued to invest in top talent, despite the more challenging economic backdrop.”

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