Tax expert Victoria Lawson is joining the ranks of one of Cumbria's best-known finance companies.

Victoria will work with the tax consultancy team at David Allen Chartered Accountants in its head office at Dalston, near Carlisle.

Previously she worked as a tax consultant with Armstrong Watson specialising in tax planning for individuals and owner managed businesses.

Victoria, who will work with Sue Winter and Louise Thomson providng personal and corporate tax planning services to clients, said she was delighted with her new role.

“I look forward to working with Sue and assisting with the growth of the tax consultancy team, she said.

"We have worked together previously and I know that together we are passionate about providing a service that is uniquely customer focused.”

Qualified through both the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) and Chartered Institute of Taxation (CTA), Victoria has 14 years’ tax experience.

Sue Winter joined David Allen last summer as an associate and senior tax consultant and has spent the last year building up a portfolio of clients with specific tax planning requirements.

Sue has over 20 years’ of practical knowledge and spent three years working outside the county at KPMG in Liverpool.

She moved to David Allen to pursue a diverse tax planning role after working with a local accountancy practice.

She said: “I am delighted to welcome Victoria to the team. We have worked together in the past so I know what she is capable of and what she can bring to the firm.

"She has great knowledge and knows how to use it to help people. I think this is a fantastic opportunity for her professionally and personally.”

Louise, who is AAT and CTA qualified, has worked at David Allen since 2004 except for a four-year period when moved to Manchester to gain further experience.