Haines Watts has bolstered its corporate finance offering in the North, having appointed Lee Jefferson to support its growing client base in the area.
Jefferson joins the team as Corporate Finance assistant manager and brings a wealth of experience to the role, having worked in the industry for over 16 years. He is the second senior corporate finance appointment over the last 12 months, with Maria Mckenna joining as manager earlier in the financial year.
The new appointment comes as the firm continues to expand its pipeline of corporate finance work across the North East, Leeds, Manchester and Humber.
Jefferson said: “Despite the ongoing restrictions of Covid, Haines Watts has put a significant amount of time and thought into welcoming new starters. This, along with a number of familiar faces from previous jobs, has made settling into new surroundings very easy.
“Having previously worked with both Chris and Maria, I have seen their drive and determination first hand. I am delighted to have joined the team at such an exciting time and I am looking forward to finding new opportunities to build the service line further.”
Chris Hird, Corporate Finance associate partner, added: “I am delighted to welcome Lee to our growing team. His expertise will be invaluable when it comes to supporting clients in the months ahead.
“Now, we are looking forward to supporting business owners with the changing demands of today’s climate, whether that be with their growth plans, accessing new avenues of funding or planning for their exit.”