Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants has announced it has expanded its team by appointing a new corporate finance manager, Will Mudd.
Mudd will work closely with partner and head of corporate finance Alison Watts to provide clients across the South West and beyond with advice on buying and selling businesses.
He joined international firm Baker Tilly in 2005 as a newly qualified accountant. He then spent seven years in corporate finance roles in the Sydney offices of multinational accountancy firms, which included advising on major mergers and acquisitions.
Watts said: “Will joins our Corporate Finance team with an extremely impressive CV, having advised businesses, from start-ups to multinational corporations. With his global background, along with his experience here in the South West, he brings a wealth of experience, which will be invaluable to Thomas Westcott clients.
“The deals market is buoyant and we are supporting growing numbers of clients on business sales and purchases. We have successfully completed several significant deals in recent months and now need additional expertise in the team to help us meet increasing demand.”
Mudd added: “While much of my career has been spent working for multinational accountancy firms, advising large corporations, I am passionate about working with smaller, owner-managed businesses and entrepreneurs.
“I was attracted to Thomas Westcott because of their diverse client base, which includes small businesses as well as larger companies, and their culture and ethos, which fits well with the personal approach I take.”