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Crowe announces partnership promotions for 2021

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We are delighted to announce our two new Partners, effective from 1 October 2021, Rob Janering and Stuart Buglass who both step up from their previous director roles.

Rob Janering’s appointment as a Corporate VAT Partner bolsters Crowe’s corporate offering, giving the firm an even greater foothold in the corporate market.

Rob joined Crowe in June 2020 and has extensive prior experience as a VAT professional spanning almost two decades. He started his career with HMRC before taking on roles within top 10, Big Four and boutique consulting firms, as well as an industry role with Sony Pictures.

Since joining Crowe, Rob has focused on helping clients to manage the key indirect tax challenges affecting businesses in the post-Brexit period. In his new role he will lead nationally on VAT matters within the retail and e-commerce, manufacturing and TMT sectors.

The broader Corporate VAT team has seen exponential growth across the past few years and now comprises 25 people in the UK, including a specialised Customs team designed to cater specifically to Brexit-related issues. Robs expertise in technology and process improvement is also reflected in the lead he is taking in applying new technologies to improve data management for clients.

Stuart Buglass also joins the partnership to lead the firm’s HR Advisory team.

His promotion underlines the firm’s commitment to providing a market-leading HR service. Stuart joined our Cheltenham office in 2018 and has amassed more than 20 years of relevant HR consultancy experience, including at leading consultancies and in-house as a HR Consultant for Lloyds TSB, where he supported the head office and branch network.

He has helped to quickly establish a core team of HR specialists that provide a full suite of HR services to a wide range of UK and international clients, at a crucial stage in the attraction and retention of talent.

Nigel Bostock, Chief Executive of Crowe UK, commented:

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Stuart and Rob to the partnership. Both are key assets to their respective teams, and they bring a wealth of experience to these roles. It is fantastic to see yet another cohort of partners coming from within the firm, emphasising both our recent growth and our commitment to developing our own people as they progress in their careers. I look forward to the continued value they will bring for our clients in their new roles as partners.” 

Rob Janering, Corporate VAT Partner, commented:

“I am delighted to be joining the partnership at Crowe and look forward to continuing with helping our clients as they navigate the evolving indirect taxes landscape, particularly those challenges which have been left in the wake of Brexit, the pandemic and HMRC’s Making Tax Digital agenda. We’ve worked hard here at Crowe and I’m proud of the efforts we have made to expand our corporate VAT offering so we can help on key VAT and Customs matters that are increasingly on the radar of management teams at businesses, ranging from SMEs up to listed entities”. 


Stuart Buglass, Partner, HR Advisory, commented:

“I am thrilled by this promotion and the opportunity to continue growing and contributing to Crowe’s market leading HR advisory practice. These issues are increasingly becoming a priority for businesses, particularly as a new generation of employees has reset the psychological contract with employers with heightened expectations and motivations. The landscape continues to change, and I look forward to helping our clients to overcome the new challenges presented around recruitment, retention and new working patterns, which have presented themselves in recent months.”