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Deloitte North West Europe promotes 149 new partners

1 July 2017

Deloitte North West Europe has promoted 149 new partners. The promotions take the total number of partners across the newly combined firm to 2029, including 57 new partners in the UK. Deloitte North West Europe, which came into effect from 1 June 2017, is a combination of Deloitte’s Belgian, Dutch, Nordics, Swiss, and UK firms.

David Sproul, senior partner and chief executive of Deloitte North West Europe, said: “Our primary motivation for combining across these markets is to positively influence the growth of our clients and further increase the growth potential of Deloitte regionally and globally. The promotion of 149 new partners is a clear example of how we are investing to do that, further strengthening our capabilities across each business area in all nine markets.”

Deloitte will invest €200m over the next three years to enhance its service to its global, national and private market clients and to create the best development opportunities for its people. There is a target to recruit more than 100 additional partners across Deloitte North West Europe by 2020.

Deloitte in the UK
Of the 57 partners promoted in the UK, 13 (23%) are women. Overall 19% of Deloitte’s partners are women, an increase from 14% in 2014. This year 11% of new partners are BAME*, compared with 5% of all Deloitte partners.

The firm’s audit & risk advisory business has promoted 16 new partners, with 15 in consulting, 13 in tax, 12 in financial advisory, and one partner promotion in internal client services. The strength of the firm’s regional network is also demonstrated with a quarter (14) based outside London.

Emma Codd, managing partner for talent of Deloitte UK and Deloitte North West Europe, concludes: “We have seen positive growth in female representation amongst Deloitte UK’s new partners. In 2012 we published a target that by 2020 25% of our partners would be female. We have made great progress on gender diversity and we continue to prioritise the recruitment and retention of senior women. Female representation at partner level has increased from 14% in 2014 to 19% in 2017. Although the proportion this year is lower than hoped, we have a strong pipeline of women at director and senior manager level who are well placed to progress in the coming years.

“Gender is not the only lens through which we focus our diversity actions. This year 11% of our new partners are black and minority ethnic (BAME). We strongly believe that diversity is something that can only be achieved if we have an inclusive culture, without it very little will change. We have focused relentlessly on culture and we will continue to do so.”


Notes to editors

*Percentage of those who disclosed their ethnicity.

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