New associate director at Bristol accountancy group

Steve Ashworth

Steve Ashworth

A Bristol based accountancy and investment management group has made a senior appointment.

Steve Ashworth, an experienced employment tax senior manager, has been promoted to associate director at Smith & Williamson.

Steve has progressed quickly up the ladder at the firm, which has offices on Portwall Place, Bristol, since joining as a manager less than six years ago.

Previously at HM Revenue & Customs, Steve has over 25 years’ experience in PAYE tax and National Insurance across a wide variety of industries, with a particular focus on the food and drink sector.

His other principal client sectors have been aerospace, defence, media and manufacturing.

Steve comments: “I am delighted to be promoted to associate director.

“Smith & Williamson has provided me with highly technical work and the opportunity to specialise.

“I am keen to achieve success for my clients, as well as support my colleagues.”

Mike Lea, managing partner of the Bristol office of Smith & Williamson, comments: “Steve is professional, highly motivated and an excellent communicator.

“He has a clear passion for employment tax and supporting the business community in general. We wish him every success in his new role at Smith & Williamson.”