Paul Fenner appointed Head of Midlands Real Estate and Construction at BDO

Paul Fenner, Head of Midlands Real Estate and Construction, BDO.

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has appointed a new partner to lead its real estate and construction team in the Midlands.

Paul Fenner has more than 25 years’ audit experience, ranging from working with fast-growth and owner-managed businesses to multinational listed companies.

Paul joins BDO following the firm’s merger with Moore Stephens LLP in February and will work from the firm’s Birmingham office at Two Snowhill. He has also been appointed to lead the firm’s construction team nationally.

His experience also includes assisting companies transitioning from UK GAAP to IFRS accounting and helping businesses claim research and development (R&D) tax credit, which still has a relatively low uptake in the construction sector.

He said: “I am looking forward to leading the firm’s presence in the Midlands’ real estate and construction sector. As an enlarged firm we have considerable expertise in the market and have valuable experience in working alongside a variety of companies, ranging in size and specialism.

“Using my knowledge of the sector in the region, I look forward to working with the BDO team and making a positive impact on the companies that are so crucial to the backbone of our economy and infrastructure.”

BDO is the UK’s largest accountancy firm specialising in entrepreneurially-spirited mid-sized businesses. Following the merger with Moore Stephens LLP last month, the enlarged firm has more than 400 people based in the West Midlands.