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Tilney Smith & Williamson appoints new director

Blakey has worked across a wide variety of businesses with specialisms in hospitality, retail, construction and manufacturing.

Tilney Smith and Williamson has bolstered its advisory consulting practice by appointing Lynne Blakey as a director in its Bristol office.

Blakey has 20 years’ experience in practice across restructuring, advisory, audit, risk and internal audit. 

Most recently she spent four years in industry as head of finance at the Newt, a country estate-based business in Somerset that operates across multiple sectors. 

Prior to that the firm said she worked at KPMG for 15 years where she supported clients with a wide spectrum of projects including turnaround, cash flow management performance improvement, accelerated sale processes, business planning, strategic risk and process/control improvement. 

Throughout her career, Blakey has worked across a wide variety of businesses in terms of both business size and sector with specialisms in hospitality, retail, construction and manufacturing.

Claire Burden, national advisory consulting practice lead, said: “I am delighted to welcome Lynne to the Advisory Consulting team at Tilney Smith and Williamson. 

“As we continue to grow the practice ahead of our rebrand to Evelyn Partners, Lynne brings valuable industry experience, commercial acumen and a good understanding of the challenges businesses face on a day-to-day basis. Lynne’s appointment will enable us to support even more clients.” 

Blakey added: “I am delighted to be joining Claire and the advisory consulting team at Tilney Smith and Williamson. I really enjoy working with companies to help them reach their potential and look forward to the challenges and opportunities to do that within my new role.”

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