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Garbutt and Elliott appoints strategic growth consultant

Advisory and audit firm Garbutt and Elliott have announced the appointment of Neil Williams as its new strategic growth consultant.

The Yorkshire-based firm said that the addition would strengthen its sales function.

Williams brings with him over 35 years of experience in the banking sector, and was most recently the regional director of Santander Corporate and Commercial Bank across Yorkshire.

In his new role, Williams will help the firm to maximise further growth potential across various aspects of its business, using his “considerable strategic, client and corporate banking experience”.

Williams said: “I am really excited to be working with Garbutt and Elliott at this stage of their growth. They are a sizeable regional player and have already doubled in size over the last few years. 

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“There is so much market potential for them to grow into and I’m delighted to be working with Russell Turner and the team on the next stage of their journey.”

Russell Turner, managing partner at Garbutt and Elliott, said: “We are delighted to have someone with Neil’s expertise and reputation on board. 

“He brings a wealth of experience to Garbutt and Elliott and will work alongside our senior team to support our continued growth across the region. Neil’s appointment reflects our strong commitment to invest in the future success of Garbutt + Elliott and attract the best talent to our expanding team.”

Garbutt and Elliott has offices in Leeds and York, and currently employs 183 staff, including 13 partners.

Williams’ appointment follows the recent appointments of audit partners Chris Butt, marketing manager Ryan Webster and tax partner Becky Maguire, from both from KPMG and PwC respectively. 

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