DELOITTE in Scotland has announced the promotion of Paul Hazelton to audit partner alongside the promotion of 15 of its people to directors across five business practices.
Paul first joined Deloitte’s audit team in 2005 after graduating from Strathclyde University with a degree in accounting and finance. A qualified chartered accountant, throughout his career at Deloitte he has held a variety of roles in the audit team including manager, senior manager, director and most recently associate partner.
Throughout his career at Deloitte, Paul has also played a leading role in the firm’s recruitment and development of early career professionals, having been heavily involved in its many student and graduate programmes, as well as its BrightStart apprenticeship programme.
Paul’s promotion comes alongside that of 15 of Deloitte’s people in Scotland to director. The appointments are part of a nationwide round of promotions which has seen 101 new partners promoted across the UK in the last month.
40% of Deloitte’s new partners in the UK are women, up from 35% in 2022, while 18% are from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Angela Mitchell, senior partner for Scotland at Deloitte, said: “I’d like to congratulate Paul on his promotion to partner – he’s made a tremendous contribution to our audit practice and to our wider business. I’d also like to extend my congratulations to our 15 colleagues in Scotland who have been promoted to director.”
Paul Hazelton, audit partner at Deloitte in Scotland said: “I’m really pleased to be taking up the role of partner, and I’d like to thank Angela and the rest of the senior team for their belief in me the whole way through my career here at Deloitte. I’m passionate about our people, especially about making sure we’re attracting and retaining talented individuals and fostering their skills – whether that be through our BrightStart apprenticeship scheme or more traditional recruitment channels. I’m excited to meet the new generation of Deloitte people that will come out of the growth we’re planning in Scotland in the next few years, and I look forward to working with them to develop their skillsets and progress their careers.”