Ernst & Young (E&Y) has admitted 396
new partners worldwide during the past year.

A large part of the admissions (171 partners)
were within the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa grouping,
which E&Y formed two years ago.

There were 48 new partners at the E&Y UK
& Ireland business, including 31 admitted this month.

The new UK and Ireland partners were admitted
across all four service lines – advisory, assurance, tax and
transaction advisory services.

E&Y UK & Ireland confirmed further
investment is planned across those services in the coming 12
months.

“The UK & Ireland firm makes a vital and
significant contribution to the development of our global business,
both in terms of revenue generation and the mobility of our skilled
people,” E&Y UK & Ireland managing partner Scott Halliday
said.

Halliday said the individuals admitted to the
partnership will help E&Y capitalise on opportunities in the UK
and worldwide.

E&Y global chairman and chief executive
Jim Turley said the appointment of a “next generation of partners
to lead the business” was vital to E&Y’s future.