TAX expert Louise Edwards (pictured) has joined East Lancashire accountancy firm PM&M as a tax manager.

Her appointment brings further tax expertise to the practice after tax guru Laurence Parry was made a partner 18 months ago.

Louise, of Withnell Fold, has more than 13 years' experience under her belt gained both with the Inland Revenue and in practice.

She most recently worked with the owner managed business team at KPMG's Manchester office.

She said: "The time I spent at KPMG was invaluable professional experience, but moving to PM&M now gives me a greater chance to make a real difference at local level, in a local practice, helping local businesses."

PM&M has its head office in Blackburn and also has offices in Burnley and Clitheroe.