Banking and Finance Team Expands Nationally

Banking and Finance Team Expands Nationally

One of the UK’s leading accountancy firms Banking and Finance team expands after four years of seismic growth.

Since Baldwins Accountants launched its Midlands-based Banking and Finance department in 2013 it has helped hundreds of businesses to develop and grow, with the department’s revenue up 50 per cent year-on-year.

Due to the department’s success in the Midlands, the service is now being launched in the North East & North West following their expansion into both regions last year with acquisitions of Rowlands Accountants, Evolution & CLB Coopers

Baldwins’ banking and finance department provides advice on funding structures and pricing, writing business plans, reviewing bank documentation, sourcing grants and a variety of other banking and finance related matters.

The last 12 months has seen the Baldwins Accountancy Group grow from 16 to 34 offices across the country as part of its national strategic expansion plan, employing more than 800 staff with an annual turnover in excess £50 million.

The three new Banking and Finance Directors have been appointed to cater for the demand for its services and to develop the department in new areas of the UK.

Phil Empson has joined Baldwins after more than 25 years with Yorkshire Bank and will be overseeing the Banking and Finance department in the North East.

Mark Huddlestone, who has 30 years of experience in banking and asset finance, has also been appointed in the Midlands and will work with Associate Directors Graham Collins and Chris Briggs.

David Wright who will be covering the North West region, arrives from Maven Capital Partners with over fifteen years in the banking industry and is responsible for helping local businesses with their funding requirements.

The Banking and Finance department was originally set up by Martyn Shakespear, who has been promoted to Head of Banking and Finance at Baldwins Accountants.

He said: “This service is unique across the accountancy industry not least because we have highly experienced former bank managers with inside industry knowledge.

“So, if a client has a funding requirement, they’re unsure where to borrow their money from, or want to compare the costs of their borrowings, we are on hand to help.

“Between us as a team of seven we now have more than 150 years of banking experience which not only stands us in good stead for the service we provide, but for the number of referrals we are receiving from the banks for future business.”

For more information about Baldwins’ banking and finance department click here

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