London: Professional services group KPMG has appointed 29 partners and 80 directors in the UK from within the firm. The promotions take effect from 1st October. Simon Collins, UK Chairman of KPMG, commented, "This year's promotions take in a wealth of specialist technical expertise and industry knowledge...Our promotions reflect the types of business opportunities we are seeing, particularly for advisory services. The international expertise of our new partners and directors is also a major strength, with many assisting UK companies chasing growth in the emerging markets." 20% of the new partners work in financial services.