left to right, Katherine Colledge, Ruth Powell and Sarah Bacon

Financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson has announced another round of promotions in its Bristol office.

In total there are 16 promotions at the firm, which has its offices in Portwall Place.

Three members of Smith & Williamson’s tax team – Sarah Bacon, Ruth Powell and Katherine Colledge – become directors.

Meanwhile there are seven new associate directors: Clare Anderson and Karen Press (tax), Ronan Brophy and Claire Eggels (transactions), Tom Elliott and Emma Latham (investment management) and Andrew Fox (personal financial planning).

And another six people have been promoted to senior manager, assistant manager and manager level.

Nigel Hardy, office managing partner, professional services at Smith & Williamson in Bristol, said: “This latest round of promotions highlights the fact that Smith & Williamson is very much open for business and investing in its people.

“We are the trusted adviser for privately-owned, entrepreneurial businesses and high net worth individuals in Bristol and the West of England, and this group of talented individuals will help to ensure that we continue to deliver on that promise.”

Louise Thornhill, head of Smith & Williamson Investment Management in Bristol, added: “It is so important that we recognise and reward rising talent withing the firm, and these promotions are richly deserved.”