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Weekly moves 14 August 2014

Two new directors for Grant Thornton’s northern corporate finance team

Grant Thornton has recruited two new directors to its Northern corporate finance advisory practice.

Richard Goldsack and Matthew Bryden-Smith have joined the firm from EY and WEMS International respectively.

Goldsack spent 13 years at EY, mainly at the company’s Leeds office, before working as a partner in its M&A team in Sydney, Australia.

Bryden-Smith was formerly the WEMS International finance director, as well as holding 14 years’ experience of corporate finance as partner at boutique firm Rickitt Mitchell.

In their new roles, Goldsack and Bryden-Smith will focus on the Yorkshire, North East and North West deals markets as well as supporting the firm’s wider audit, tax and advisory services across the North of England.

Ali Sharifi, head of corporate finance at Grant Thornton, said: “Richard and Matthew are welcome additions to the Grant Thornton corporate finance team.

“Their experience is invaluable and these latest appointments are just part of an overall growth plan for the team in the north.”

Mazars expands Milton Keynes recovery team

Accountancy firm Mazars has announced Rebecca Dacre has joined the firm’s restructuring services team in Milton Keynes.

Dacre will take on the role of director of restructuring services after joining from BRI Business Recovery and Insolvency.

A licensed insolvency practitioner and chartered accountant, Davcre has specialised in advising distressed businesses and can act as administrator, liquidator, and receiver, supervisor of a company or individual voluntary arrangement, and trustee in bankruptcy.

Commenting on her appointment, Dacre said: ““Mazars is expanding all the time and I am very pleased to be joining such a progressive firm with distinctive values. Integrity – putting ethics before profit – is a matter very close to my heart.

“My career has been spent helping businesses in difficulty – it can be very rewarding especially when jobs are saved which otherwise would have been lost.”

Martin Pickard, partner at Mazars restructuring services team, said: “Rebecca is a well-known figure in Milton Keynes restructuring circles.

“She is an experienced operator and we are glad to have her on the team.”

Taylor Vinters partner joins Russell-Cooke

London-based law firm Russell-Cooke has announced the hire of Kathrin McClintock as partner within its commercial property practice.

McClintock, formerly partner and head of the real estate department at Taylor Vinters, possesses experience of property transactions including landlord and tenant work, commercial developments, property restructuring, securitisations, corporate sales and acquisitions, PFI transactions and high value residential sales and purchases.

Head of Russell-Cooke’s commercial property group, Peter Dawson, said: “Kathrin will be a great asset to the team.

“Her extensive legal experience and efficient approach to client work supports our sophisticated legal expertise and client-focus ethos.”

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