A North East accountancy practice has expanded its corporate finance team to help satisfy increasing demand for its services.

Baldwins, a CogitalGroup company, has appointed experienced dealmaker, Graham Cornforth, as the new corporate finance director of the firm’s North East team.

Having qualified and worked for one of the Big Four, and with almost 20 years’ experience working with entrepreneurial owner-managed businesses, Graham is passionate about helping clients realise their ambitions.

At Baldwins, he will be responsible for advising on a range of transactional work, including structuring and negotiating management buyouts, business disposals and corporate acquisitions.

He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in advising clients on equity and debt fundraising projects and Graham has an enviable track record of success when helping clients secure grant support for high growth projects.

Speaking about his new role, he said: “I’m thrilled to be part of one of the largest corporate finance teams in the North East.

“Providing strategic advice on business transactions is my forte and I can’t wait to help businesses across the region build and realise stakeholder value.

“It’s exciting to be part of one of the UK’s fastest-growing accountancy firms. The firm boasts an incredibly strong corporate finance offering that constantly delivers outstanding results for clients.

“I’m looking forward to helping the team build upon its success in the North East.”

Following the appointment of a new director, there are now five in the North East corporate finance team and the firm is looking to increase this number to seven in the near future.

Baldwins specialises in accountancy and business advisory services, including corporate finance and specialist tax advice to all businesses from start-ups to mature companies across a broad range of business sectors.

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