An independent accountancy firm is continuing its investment in Teesside with a senior appointment to its corporate finance team to help local businesses grow.
David Fish has joined Midlands-based Baldwins Accountancy Group, which recently acquired Yarm-based Rowlands Accountants and Wynyard-based Evolution, in the role of corporate finance director for the North East region, which now covers eight different offices.
His new role will see him leading on a variety of fundraising projects, mergers, acquisitions and disposals in the region adding to the excellent service clients already receive form the existing office network.
Fish joins with over 17 years of experience across corporate finance, auditing and accounting in the North East.
He has spent the last three years in industry working as finance director within a high-growth business.
Prior to this he was an associate within local accountancy practices in the North East for 13 years, specialising within corporate finance
He said: “I’m really excited to be joining a growing accountancy group at a time when businesses in the North East are in buoyant mood.
“Working within businesses and accountancy practices has given me a breadth of experience that enables me to empathise with businesses and the complexity of their situations, and an increased ability to understand their needs.
“A number of these locations haven’t had access to corporate finance before, so one of my key focuses will be working with our clients and introducing local businesses to different ways they can grow their business.
“We are currently seeing a trend of business owners looking to plan for their succession, so a lot of work is going into developing exit strategies to ensure business continues to grow.”
The Baldwins Accountancy Group has an annual turnover of £40m and employs more than 600 staff, and is currently undergoing a nationwide expansion plan which has seen it acquire a wide range of other accountancy firms so far this year.