One of Cumbria’s leading financial services firms has promoted a highly experienced staff member into a newly created role.

Kerry Hindson has been appointed as Group Tax Director for Lamont Pridmore Chartered Accountants, Tax and Business Advisers, a family-run, award-winning firm with 8 offices across Cumbria and in Carnforth.

Kerry, who was previously Tax Manager for the firm’s south Cumbria offices, will provide specialist tax advice to clients across Cumbria and beyond, and support the firm’s Tax Managers and Managing Directors with complex tax cases.

Kerry is a Chartered Tax Adviser and Chartered Certified Accountant. She has worked for Lamont Pridmore for 9 years and has a 23-year career in accountancy. She has extensive knowledge and experience in managing the personal and company tax affairs of clients ranging from directors of PLCs and high net worth individuals to sole traders and personal tax individuals. She specialises in tax planning including Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax, Trust and Estate tax, Corporation and Dividend taxes and VAT and she is highly regarded for her liaison work with HMRC.

Kerry said: “Many people find dealing with tax matters very stressful. I particularly enjoy helping clients make sense of complicated tax affairs and aim to ensure they are as simple to understand as possible. This new role will enable me to share my knowledge and experience across the Lamont Pridmore group with our team and clients.”

Graham Lamont, chief executive of Lamont Pridmore, said: “This promotion recognises Kerry’s vast experience and hard work. Her skills, knowledge and qualifications are a real asset to the firm.”

Karl Burrell, managing director of Lamont Pridmore South Cumbria, said: "Kerry's promotion recognises the fantastic levels of service and client care she provides, as well as the support she gives to the rest of our team.”