Trio promoted at HURST


-left to right - Ben Bradley, Joe Lockett and Ian Dawson.

HURST, the Top 50+50 accountancy firm, has announced three promotions.

Ian Dawson has become an associate partner, Ben Bradley has become a manager in the firm’s corporate finance team, and Joe Lockett has become an assistant manager in the payroll services division.

HURST chief executive Tim Potter said: “Our corporate finance and payroll services teams are seeing strong growth and we are delighted to reward Ian, Ben and Joe for their contributions to that success. All three are rising stars at HURST and have proved themselves to be excellent professionals in their specialist areas.”

Ian Dawson joined HURST in 2012 after working at EY and Begbies Traynor. He has advised on some of the firm’s most high-profile recent deals, including the sale of Salford-based technology services provider JMC IT to IT Lab in 2015. In addition, Ian has been increasingly responsible for the day-to-day management of HURST’s corporate finance team.

Ben Bradley trained with HURST from 2011 and joined the corporate finance division last October from the business services team. Recently he advised on the sale of Comms-Care, a Cheshire-based provider of outsourced IT services, to US firm Ingram Micro.

Joe Lockett joined HURST three years ago from BDO. In his new role, he will help to oversee relationships with larger payroll clients and support the management of the expanding payroll team.

Potter concluded, “We always try to promote from within, and we do this by recruiting people who have the potential to grow with us.”

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