Hurst, an independent accountancy firm, has revealed that Ben Bradley has been promoted to associate partner at the group’s corporate finance operations.
Commencing 1 April, the appointment is the latest in a number of internal progressions for Bradley, who will now have a seat on Hurst’s board.
Since joining the Manchester, London, and Stockport-based company following a University placement in 2009, Bradley has risen to manager, associate director, and now associate partner.
Bradley said that the firm has provided him with a “vast amount of experience and support” throughout his professional career.
He added: “It’s a proud moment to be joining the board and I am excited for the future in my new role.
“We have a great team and I look forward to working with them and my professional network across the north west on many more deals in the future.”
During his stint at Hurst, Bradley has advised on over 20 transactions with a total deal value of £920m.
These have included the 2016 sale of Comms-care to the fortune 500 company Ingram Micro, the 2019 Fastrak Retail to Pollard Banknote deal, and a HSBC-backed transaction involving the engineering group Farrat Isolevel.
Nigel Barrat, partner and head of corporate finance at the firm, said: “Ben’s promotion is deserved recognition for his hard work and commitment to helping clients to complete transactions even during the toughest of times.
“It is particularly pleasing that Ben has committed his career to Hurst and that, in turn, we have provided him with the opportunity to learn and develop by working on interesting and challenging transactions.”