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Deloitte North West Europe promotes 136 new partners

5 June 2018

Deloitte North West Europe has promoted 136 new partners, with 54 new partners in the UK.

Deloitte North West Europe, which came into effect from 1st June 2017, is a combination of Deloitte’s Belgian, Dutch, Nordics, Swiss, and UK firms, with Ireland joining on June 1st 2018. The promotions take the total number of partners across the newly combined firm to approximately 2,300 and over 35,000 employees in total.

David Sproul, senior partner and chief executive of Deloitte North West Europe, said: “Today we celebrate the promotion of 136 of our colleagues. Being a larger, stronger firm allows us to provide more opportunities for our people and to grow the talent we have across our six geographies. At our first anniversary as one Deloitte North West Europe firm we have been able to make a greater impact by combining all of our capabilities and strengths, and by harnessing our innovative thinking and cultural diversity.”

Deloitte in the UK
Of the 54 partners promoted in the UK, 11 (20%) are women. Overall 19% of Deloitte’s partners are women, an increase from 14% in 2014. This year 9% of new partners are BAME*, compared with 5% of all Deloitte partners. The number of UK partners overall now stands at 1,034.

The firm’s audit & risk advisory business has promoted 17 new partners, with 14 in consulting, 13 in tax, and 10 in financial advisory. A fifth of promotions (13) overall are based outside London.

As part of the growth story, Deloitte recruited an additional 32 new hires at partner level during the financial year from June 2017 to the end of May 2018.

Emma Codd, managing partner for talent of Deloitte UK and Deloitte North West Europe, concludes: “We continue to prioritise the recruitment, development and retention of senior women, but we recognise that we still have some way to go. In 2012, we set a clear target that by 2020, 25% of our partners will be female, and we have since agreed a longer term target of 40% female partners by 2030. Since setting our target, and introducing our gender balance action plan, female representation at partner level has increased from 14% in 2014 to 19% today.

“In line with the Parker Review, we have also committed that by 2021, 10% of our partners will be BAME – rising from around 5% today. In order to achieve our aims on both gender and ethnicity we are continuing to focus on ensuring that we continue to provide a truly modernised workplace and inclusive culture, underpinned at all times by respect. We are clear that this continued focus on culture - along with specific targeted actions aimed at various points in our career lifecycle - will enable us to achieve our diversity aims.”


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In this press release references to “Deloitte” are references to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”) a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of DTTL and its member firms.

Deloitte LLP is a subsidiary of Deloitte NWE LLP, which is a member firm of DTTL, and is among the UK's leading professional services firms.

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