An independent asset manager and small business lender has appointed a Birmingham-based dealmaker to lead its Midlands and south team.
Kim Martin has been promoted to the role at Boost & Co after joining the firm three years ago following previous stints as an investment manager with Puma Investment Management, Maven Capital Partners and Aberdeen Asset Management.
She is joined in the region by Matt Vincent as the firm’s first principal based in Birmingham.
He has moved from Lloyds Bank where he spent six years including as a director and relationship director.
Ms Martin said: “We want businesses to know that there’s an alternative to high-street banks and private equity and we are committing to regions outside London because we want to help fast-growing companies wherever they are based.
“Having expanded to Manchester, Bristol and Cambridge in the past three years, we now want to deepen our local networks and become an important part of the infrastructure in other key cities such as Birmingham which has a rich vein of high-growth firms.
“Having Matt in our team will significantly strengthen our connections in the Midlands, enabling us to form lasting relationships with the companies we fund.”
The Greater Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards are back for 2021 and now open for entries here.
The event will be held at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham on Thursday November 11 and will celebrate apprentices, employers and training providers across 12 categories including our overall Apprentice of the Year.
The deadline to enter the awards is Friday September 17 and sponsorship opportunities are also now available.
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For more information about our Apprenticeship Awards and other events please visit www.reachplcevents.com.
In other appointments news, financial services firm PwC has appointed a new corporate finance senior partner in its Midlands team.
Darren Jukes takes over the role from Matt Waddell who recently retired after 35 years with the firm.
Mr Jukes has more than 25 years of corporate finance experience and has advised private businesses, corporates and private equity clients on a broad range of transactions from finance raising through to divestments.
He began his career with PwC in Birmingham in 1992 where he was involved in a wide range of transactions, many involving private, entrepreneurial businesses in the region.
His experience spans a wide range of sectors including automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturing and energy sectors with a significant number of these being international deals.
Law firm Browne Jacobson has made a string of promotions across its UK offices including ten in Birmingham.
There are two new partners in the city’s office – Lauren Webb in the commercial team and public law solicitor Tim Edds – while Lydia Michaelson-Yeates is a new legal director in the education team.
There are also seven senior associates in the Birmingham team – Hannah Wallace and Drina Panic (both clinical negligence), Scott Mounfield (construction), John Swani (banking), Clare Hanna (corporate), Bradley Roberts (property litigation) and Rebecca Hawkins (corporate tax).
The promotions bring the total number of partners to 146, legal directors to 13 and senior associates to 112 across the firm’s five offices.
Coventry law firm Brindley Twist Tafft & James has appointed two new partners.
Alex Khan from the commercial department and Richard Stanford in the clinical negligence team have stepped up.