GRANT THORNTON has strengthened its business support services industry group with the promotion of Keely Woodley and Usman Malik to partner.
Keely joined Grant Thornton in May 2005 after five years in private equity and has progressed through the firm, being appointed director in 2014. She specialises in business support services, specifically the recruitment sector and has expanded her footprint into training, education and consultancy businesses.
Usman has been with the firm for over 14 years and is the head of the national facilities management sector team. He specialises in buy and sell side transactions with a particular focus on the business services sector and sub sectors of hard & soft facilities management, legal services and membership companies.
Commenting on their promotions Marc Summers, industry leader for business support services at Grant Thornton said “These appointments demonstrate our continued, significant investment in this key sector. We have developed a strong position in the market and this move will further cement our place and, through their combined leadership, experience and dedication, allow us to continue to offer a quality service to our clients and unlock sustainable growth in dynamic organisations.”
Richard Oddy, Casper Kaars Sijpesteijn and Rory Goldthorpe have been appointed to senior roles in key sectors of high growth, with a further 17 junior and experienced hires
Adrian Hyde, a partner at CVR Global, has been appointed as the new president for a year-long term, effective 21 April this year
Richard White, Nicola Westbrooke and Richard Ross all join from KPMG, where they oversaw the real estate tax practice
Sheryl Davis joins the firm's High Wycombe office from Barnes Roffe