RSM appoints share scheme specialist in the North West

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed qualified solicitor and share scheme specialist Martin Cooper as a director in its Manchester office.

Martin developed his share schemes expertise initially at Eversheds solicitors and then at a Big 4 accountancy firm, where he specialised in all forms of employee and management incentives, acting for a wide range of clients from small start-ups to large listed companies. Martin also has in-house experience, working as a lawyer in a financial services firm.

In his new role, Martin will provide support to a growing number of corporate clients - advising on all-employee share schemes, bespoke management incentives and related tax and legal issues, whilst working closely with the team to grow the firm’s share scheme service offering.

Jill Jones, RSM’s regional managing partner in the North West, said:

‘The right share scheme arrangement can deliver significant commercial advantages for businesses, and Martin’s extensive knowledge will help our clients to maximise these benefits to support future growth.’  

Martin Cooper commenting on his appointment, said:

‘As a leading middle market adviser, RSM was a natural fit for me. The firm acts for a range of large corporates and fast growing businesses where effective share schemes could add real value, and I look forward to drawing on my experience to support ambitious North West businesses.’