EY in Cambridge announces Associate Partner promotion

Chris Atkinson

EY has announced a senior appointment to its Cambridge office. Chris Atkinson has been promoted to the role of Associate Partner in Assurance, reinforcing the firm’s continued investment in its regional business and commitment to nurturing home grown talent.

Across the UK, EY has strengthened its Partnership with 103 new equity Partners. This includes 65 new Partner promotions, which is the firm’s largest intake of home-grown talent in the last ten years, along with 38 external hires. EY now has 781 Partners across the UK.

The promotions reflect EY’s increased investment in its sectors, service lines and regional business, including in areas such as financial services, energy and sustainability, and technology, to better support clients at a time of unprecedented change and challenge in the UK and worldwide.

About Chris Atkinson

Chris Atkinson joined EY as a graduate in the Assurance team in 2010. Over the last decade, Chris has worked with a broad range of listed and privately owned companies across the East of England, London and Luton, notably in the technology and bio tech industries. He is responsible for managing complex audits and delivering consistently high levels of audit quality across the East of England.

Investing in the East of England

Stuart Wilkinson, Office Managing Partner at EY in Cambridge, said: “Chris’ promotion will help to further strengthen our presence across the East of England, and the range of services we are able to provide to companies.

“We are continuing to invest in the region, despite the challenges of the global pandemic, welcoming several new Partners and other team members to the Cambridge office. This reflects a commitment to invest in our regional business as we build sustainable long-term growth and support our clients as they rebuild post pandemic.

“I’d like to congratulate Chris on reaching this important career milestone. I look forward to working with him to build our capabilities in the region.”

Chris added: “I’m delighted to take the next step in my career at EY. The East of England has a dynamic and diverse business community, which I’m proud to be part of. I look forward to supporting the growth of the Cambridge-based team across all levels of the firm.”


EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. With over 400 employees in our Cambridge and Luton offices, our teams provide a range of services to a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, life sciences, consumer products and retail, technology, real estate and construction, health, and the public sector. The broad array of companies across the East allows us to bring real, relevant and key insights to our clients.