Beever and Struthers, which has offices in Manchester, Blackburn, Birmingham and London, has recruited a director to its corporate team to meet growing demand from clients.
Dean Curtis has re-joined the team from Ballard Evans Corporate Finance, and will support John Jones, Corporate Services Partner, providing advice to clients looking for strategic or financial support.
John Jones said “We have ambitious plans to develop our offering but it’s a very personalised service we offer so getting the right person was critical. As soon as Dean and I discussed the opportunity it felt right and I am really excited to be working together again.”
Dean Curtis added “Having spent the past four years further developing my M&A skills and experience in the SME market, I’m delighted to have re-joined the firm at this point in its growth. This is a fantastic opportunity to help build a team focusing on advising our clients across a variety of sectors, from business sales through to private equity transactions, acquisitions, MBO/MBIs and fundraising.”
Dean joins newly promoted directors in both the audit (Richard Graham and Jonathan Mather), and tax departments (Julie Hernon) reflecting the growth of the firm over recent months.
Recruitment has continued through the pandemic at record levels, bringing many new faces to the teams across all locations. Growth within the not-for-profit sector in particular has led to several new appointments, including Helen Storr, Senior Manager based in our London office.
And at the same time the firm’s placement scheme, offering valuable paid experience to university students to work with us over the summer, is bigger and better than ever before with 27 joining the team in the next few weeks.
The firm is seeing record growth in all its locations, and service lines, with revenues anticipated to grow by 10 per cent in the current year. This growth is the culmination of a lot of hard work, building our platform to allow us to deliver a high-quality service to more clients.
But the firm is also seeing a growing appetite for support and advice from clients who are in turn looking to develop and grow as the economy emerges from the pandemic. Maria Hallows, Executive Partner, said: “We are delighted to welcome Dean back to our team. His skills will be valuable in delivering the corporate finance work that our clients need as the economy gets back on its feet”.