People: Evolve Corporate Finance; Roythornes Solicitors; Team ITG

Evolve Corporate Finance, the fast-growing independent mergers and acquisition firm based in Birmingham, has welcomes Peter Talbot to its expanding team.

Talbot is well known in the national and regional funding market, helping corporates and owner managers on numerous transactions with a career spanning over 30 years.

He previously held a number of senior roles at Natwest, RBS and latterly Thincats and has joined Evolve as a partner to provide M&A advice and enhance Evolve’s debt advisory service offering.

He said: “I am delighted to be joining Evolve at this exciting time for the business, and I’m very much looking forward to working alongside Justin, David and the rest of the team.  Their track record speaks for itself, and the opportunity to join now to support their growth plans using my experience and knowledge working alongside business owners, shareholders and investors was too good to miss.”


Roythornes Solicitors has welcomed four new partners to its Birmingham office.

Gavin Faber, Hayley McCormack and Joanna Grewer will together provide a private wealth offering to the Birmingham and wider market.

The newly formed team will provide a full private client and family offering, alongside will, trust and estate disputes. In addition, Parmjit Gill, has joined to complement the commercial property and real estate teams.

Vember Mortlock, managing partner at Roythornes, said: “We feel incredibly fortunate to have Gavin, Hayley, Joanna and Parmjit join us as partners, bringing their impressive expertise to the firm. We have maintained ambitious growth plans for Birmingham since our latest move, and their appointment will only help us to reach these goals and strengthen our West Midlands office and team. Private wealth has always been a core strength of our business and it is exciting to now have such a strong offering in the Midlands.”


Team ITG has hired industry veteran Roger Binks as a managing partner to drive the company’s continued growth throughout the UK and Europe.

Binks has previously held senior positions at Intu, IWG, Marriot International and Dixons Stores Group, and will lead Team ITG’s go-to-market strategy in both the UK and European markets.

Bringing decades of experience in client-side customer roles, Binks will support Birmingham-based Team ITG’s global client base including brands such as Haleon, M&S, PUMA, Co-op and Matalan.

The hire forms part of a series of recent appointments, which includes William Eccleshare as chairman and Natalie Somerville as global managing partner.

Binks said: “I’m delighted to join Team ITG at an exciting time in its international growth, delivering first-class campaigns for some of the world’s most recognisable brands. Team ITG’s technology-led approach to marketing, working hand in hand with Creative Automation engine Storyteq, is already proving revolutionary for its global client base, and there is a fantastic opportunity to bring these transformative operating models to an even wider array of brands over the coming months and years – driving efficiencies while saving time and money.”

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