Banking and Finance

BDO appoints new audit partner

Laurie Hannant

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has appointed a new audit partner to join its East Midlands team. 

Laurie Hannant joins BDO, following 15 years’ experience at EY leading complex audits for clients going through change and transformation, supporting businesses from fast-growth SMEs to global listed businesses.

With a track record across the retail, manufacturing and engineering sectors, Laurie will join the team in BDO’s Nottingham office and continue to build upon her experience.

Commenting on her appointment, Laurie – who hails from the East Midlands – said: “The East Midlands is such a dynamic and fast growing business community and the role presented a compelling opportunity to work back in my home region. As BDO is set to join forces with Moore Stephens LLP, it’s a fantastic time to be joining such an ambitious firm”.

“We’ve never experienced so much change in the audit industry and combined with the current political backdrop, it’s a fascinating time to work in our sector. I’m looking forward to adding value to the firm, our clients and the wider businesses community.”

Andrew Mair, Partner and Head of BDO in the region, added: “As a business, we’re always looking to attract and retain the best talent the sector has to offer – and Laurie is a great example of just that. This latest hire in the East Midlands reinforces our commitment to ensuring we provide our clients with quality advice they can trust.”