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Grant Thornton strengthens Consumer Markets team with new hires and promotions

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has reinforced its offering to the Consumer markets sector, through a senior appointment and team promotions.

Will Baxter has joined the team as corporate finance director, where he will be responsible for leading the firm's initiatives in the hospitality sector. An experienced corporate financier with broad sector knowledge, Baxter joins following a lengthy career in mid-market corporate finance and latterly a period of self-employment, during which he co-founded the well awarded restaurant Merchants Tavern. Baxter brings an extensive track record in revenue generation within lead advisory and considerable experience in business restructuring within the consumer and leisure sectors. Mr Baxter will be based at Grant Thornton's Finsbury Square offices in London.

Grant Thornton has also promoted Elliot Berg to associate director and Nikki Gray, who has been promoted to the position of manager. Elliot and Nikki both trained with Grant Thornton and have gained valuable transaction experience across the wider consumer markets sector over the last few years.  

Commenting on the team developments, Partner and Head of Food and Beverage at Grant Thornton UK LLP, Trefor Griffith said, “We congratulate Elliot and Nikki on their well-deserved promotions and welcome Will Baxter to the team. With a proven track record in corporate finance, coupled with serious expertise in the food, beverage and hospitality sectors, Will's experience will be invaluable in helping our clients unlock their potential for growth. These appointments and promotions are testament to the consumer markets team’s ongoing success and the critical role which the sector plays in the UK economy.”

Grant Thornton UK LLP’s consumer markets team offers a full range of advisory, audit and tax services to a diverse range of businesses throughout the consumer sector, including those focussing on food and beverage, retail, travel, hospitality and leisure