Tom is RSM UK’s economist. He provides economic insights from a middle market perspective, to both RSM and its clients. Tom works closely with RSM partners across the UK, as well as with colleagues in the US to monitor how changes across the pond could affect the local market.
After graduating from the University of Manchester in 2009, he went to work for HM Treasury. This was right in the middle of the financial crisis, so he was assigned to help redraft the banking regulations. He then spent eight years at Capital Economics, where he first covered commodities (mainly oil), then the UK economy in the wake of Brexit and the onset of the pandemic.
Thanks to the UK’s fondness for 7am data responses, Tom has to be an early bird. However, as he sees it:
I like a new challenge, and I like having new experiences. Each new data release can really flip your viewpoint about what’s going on and how the economy is responding. This is an especially exciting time to see that information coming in and which way it’s going.
When not rising at dawn to monitor the economy, Tom can be found out on the links (he’s learning to play golf) or preparing for another rugby match.