EY announces associate partner appointment

EY in the Midlands continues to build its capabilities in the Private Middle Market (PMM) with the appointment of Tom Addyman as an associate partner.

Addyman has over 20 years’ experience in the retail, corporate and institutional banking sector, in the Midlands and London, as well as overseas in Dubai, working for Gulf Finance Corporation.

e joins the EY team to spearhead its growth in PMM, having spent the last three years working at Santander Business, as its lead in the West Midlands.

The main focus of his new role will be to lead the team to originate and build client relationships in the privately-owned business market connecting these clients with the expertise within the firm across all areas.

He said: “I’m delighted to join EY as it builds its existing expertise in the PMM space. My banking knowledge and experience has given me invaluable insight into the challenges and opportunities businesses face in this market. Combining this with local knowledge and EY’s existing expertise means we have a great opportunity to add value to local businesses, for new and current clients.

“My appointment is part of a wider EY commitment to the PMM across the UK and Ireland, whilst also extending our focus and priorities in an area of the market that we feel has a multitude of opportunities. This also includes our ‘Advisors to the Ambitious’ campaign, designed to focus on supporting our client’s growth ambitions. I look forward to developing the local team and to working with clients across the Midlands now, next and beyond as we all manage our way through the current COVID-19 crisis.”

Simon O’Neill, office managing partner at EY in the Midlands added: “I’m really pleased to welcome Tom to the business. His experience and expertise will support our growth ambitions and will enable us to work with a greater number of private businesses to help them achieve their growth aspirations. Tom will lead the PMM origination team here in the Midlands, which is set to grow over the next few months, bringing additional focus to relationship development with potential new clients.

“We have a proud track record in successfully working with and recognising PMM businesses including the well-respected Entrepreneur of the Year awards. We’re looking to extend our connection as part of our ‘Advisors to the Ambitious’ campaign which looks to unlock potential for our clients operating in the PMM. We’re looking forward to growing our PMM team here in the Midlands and increasing regional activity.”