I specialise in working with acquisitive, growth-orientated private and quoted companies.
With over 20 years’ experience of providing advice and funding to a wide range of businesses, I now lead our Transaction advisory services team in Yorkshire and the North East, specialising in financial due diligence, deal advisory and Reporting Accountant work.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton I split my career between working for a global professional services firm and a financial institution. This gave me the opportunity to provide advice and debt capital to a wide spectrum of sectors and organisations, from owner-managed businesses to private-equity-backed companies and multinational PLCs.
I’ve developed a broader experience from seeing deals from both sides – having previously made investment decisions based on due diligence – and I’m now able to utilise this insight to bring an added dimension to client engagements and reporting.
I’m known for my hands-on approach to assignments, and enjoy working closely with clients, colleagues and other advisers to ensure that maximum value is delivered from each engagement in a pragmatic and collaborative way.
Outside of work my priority these days is spending time with my family – village life, two young boys, a dog and a cat keep us very busy. When I do manage to find some free time, I enjoy the odd game of golf and working on DIY projects and the garden as I continue to renovate a house.