The UK’s largest accounting firm and specialist business advisor to SMEs, Azets, has expanded its Corporate Finance team in the North, promoting Lee Humble to the role of Partner.
The promotion further strengthens the North East Corporate Finance team, with Lee’s extensive experience gained over 15 years of working in finance. He has worked in a number of roles across banking and corporate finance, both in London and in the North for MHA Tait Walker, which recently became Azets.
Lee works with the Corporate Finance team to provide transactional, strategic, growth and funding solutions to businesses across the region, helping clients through what has been deemed a volatile market.
Looking to the future, Lee said: “My promotion to Partner in such exciting times for the company is one I am delighted with. As Azets, we have the opportunity to continue helping clients work their way through the tricky market that we are presented with currently.
“Azets’ national reach has opened up new opportunities for the Corporate Finance team and our clients. We are now surrounded by multiple peers, with an extended influence across all regions, meaning we have like-minded individuals in every corner of the UK.”
As well as Lee’s promotion to Partner, Mike Williams, Corporate Finance Manager, has been promoted to the role of Associate Director.
On Mike’s promotion, Lee said: “Mike’s move to Associate Director is well deserved and further strengthens our goal to deliver a highly valuable and personalised service to our clients. I’m lucky to work within a dynamic team that always have their fingers on the pulse of the marketplace and are able to adapt to a troublesome economy with ease and professionalism..”
The Corporate Finance team celebrated a record year in 2021, following completion of over £100m worth of deals for businesses in the North East and beyond. 2022 is set to challenge this success, as the year begins with a flying start thanks to a series of deals in the pipeline, across listed and overseas companies.