Corbett Keeling appointed as sponsor of UK Private Business Awards Rising Star Award

In continuation of our support of UK private businesses, Corbett Keeling is pleased to announce we will be sponsoring this year’s UK Private Business Awards Rising Star Award.

Working with owners and managers of private businesses is something we are very passionate about at Corbett Keeling, and the UK Private Business Awards recognise the achievements and important contributions entrepreneurs and private businesses make to their community and the UK economy.

The Rising Star Award has been won in past years by several highly acclaimed businesses, including Jamie’s Italian, RateSetter and The Social Element.

Previous winners have found the awards to be extremely valuable, bringing their company recognition and helping them to stand out from their competition, and recognition for an award is often a key value driver in the businesses of our clients.

The Awards Dinner will take place in London on 14th September 2017 and will be attended by over 450 entrepreneurs, CEOs, FDs, COOs and management teams from a diverse range of industries.

Commenting on awards, last year’s winner RateSetter said: “To receive this kind of recognition is very valuable – it helps us to stand out from our peers, and it helps us to build a strong and positive reputation as it’s an award that both current and potential future investors have taken notice of.”

Andrew Malcolm joins Corbett Keeling as Corporate Finance Director

As part of Corbett Keeling’s continued growth and success, we are delighted to announce that Andrew Malcolm has joined Corbett Keeling as a Director.

Andrew joins Corbett Keeling after seven years at FTSE100 marketing group WPP plc, where he gained extensive transaction experience advising on over 60 M&A deals across the globe.

His experience covers transaction management, sell-side and buy-side advisory, financial due diligence, financial modelling and valuations, with a particular focus on the media, marketing communications and consumer business sectors.

Prior to WPP, Andrew qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Deloitte’s consumer business practice where he worked on a variety of corporate finance deals.

Commenting on his new position, Andrew Malcolm said: “I am extremely pleased to be joining such a long-established firm that is experiencing a prolonged period of success. I am very keen to use my experience from WPP to help owner-managers and entrepreneurs making key decisions at critical stages in the life cycles of their businesses. I was drawn to Corbett Keeling due to their hands-on, highly tailored approach for every client and focus on always giving the best, impartial advice.”

Jim Keeling, CEO of Corbett Keeling, said: “Andrew’s extensive deal experience at WPP speaks for itself. He is an accomplished adviser and negotiator and will be a real asset to ensure Corbett Keeling’s continued success.”

Leah Gearing joins Corbett Keeling in business development role

As part of Corbett Keeling’s continued growth, we are delighted to announce that Leah Gearing has joined Corbett Keeling to work in our Business Development function.

Leah most recently worked in Equity Sales and Corporate Broking at Altium Capital and was involved in many IPO transactions and secondary fundraisings, building relationships with institutional as well as corporate clients.

Leah will support our deal leads and business development function.

Sandy Clark joins Corbett Keeling as Analyst

We are delighted to announce that Sandy Clark has joined Corbett Keeling as a corporate finance analyst.

Sandy joins Corbett Keeling from WPP-owned sports marketing agency Two Circles where he built his analytical and client management skills working with organisations such as The Lawn Tennis Association and Southampton Football Club.

Prior to this Sandy graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Chemistry.