Senior promotions and appointments at Grant Thornton

(L-R) Harry Walker, Matthew Crawshaw, Paul Kithoray, and Avneet Jaspal

Grant Thornton has made a raft of senior appointments and promotions in its corporate and wealth management advisory teams in Leicester.

The firm has added corporate finance specialists Paul Kithoray, Andrew Lane and Harry Walker, and boosted its wealth advisory team with the promotion of Matt Crawshaw to associate director.

It has also made nine promotions at senior manager, manager and executive level in its East Midlands’ team.

Paul Kithoray’s appointment marks his return to Grant Thornton and its Advisory Services team after two years at PwC. He was previously associate director at Grant Thornton for over nine years, and in his new role at the firm, he will provide a range of financial due diligence services to businesses, investors, banks and Private Equity houses.

Andrew Lane joins Grant Thornton as an associate director and brings extensive experience in financial due diligence. He is also re-joining Grant Thornton, having previously been in the Advisory Services team at the firm for eight years.

The third senior hire, Harry Walker, specialises in advising private and medium sized businesses. With Grant Thornton since 2009 and based at the firm’s offices across the South West, he now moves to the East Midlands to take up the new role of associate director in the firm’s regional corporate advisory team.

The firm’s Midlands’ wealth advisory team has been boosted by the promotion of Matt Crawshaw to associate director. With the firm since 2008, Crawshaw specialises in providing wealth advice to individuals, trusts and corporates.

Also moving into the advisory team is Avneet Jaspal, who has been with the firm for four years and transfers from the assurance practice.

Grant Thornton’s Mustafa Abdulhusein said: “Our corporate finance advisory specialists form part of the bigger advisory team across the Midlands, which is now amongst the region’s largest with more than 35 individuals.

“As demand for our expertise continues to grow, Grant Thornton is continuing to invest in the East Midlands region and team across the Midlands. Each of our specialists provides focused, insightful advice to many of the region’s most ambitious, dynamic mid-market firms, in a host of industry sectors, advising on a range of transactions valued between £5 million and up to £100 million.”

Also in the East Midlands, Grant Thornton has made nine promotions at its Leicester office – Claire Wright is now senior manager, Matt Norris and Devika Kothari-Kurji are promoted to manager, Ashley Friedrichs to assistant manager, and Tara Ward, Nitin Ruda, Arti Mehta, Sagar Tank and Nancy Brown are promoted to executive.

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