Deloittes recruits PwC partners.

PRACTICE[QQ] – Deloitte & Touche has recruited four PricewaterhouseCoopers’ partners specialising in corporate recovery to the firm’s financial advisory unit. Aidan Birkett will head the reorganisation services practice, together with the other partner appointees, Gerry Loftus, Stephen Knight and Andrew Grimstone.

– Grant Thornton has appointed Ian Carr as a partner in its Cambridge office. Carr has been with Grant Thornton for over two years, and was previously a senior manager in Cambridge. He specialises in investigations and reconstructions, as well as providing advice on receiverships and company voluntary arrangements. In particular, he has extensive experience of the IT sector as well as the property, construction and retail industries.

– Greg Flint has been promoted to the position of corporate senior manager at Cooper-Parry. Based at the firm’s Nottingham office, Flint, 33, will now take on responsibilities for internal management and business development alongside audit and business advisory work for his portfolio of clients. He commented: ‘My promotion has come at a very exciting time in my career. The new internal management role presents a new challenge. The business development role will provide opportunities for new client work alongside existing client work in both a business advisory role, and an audit and assurance role.’

– Hacker Young has promoted Vinod Vadgama to the position of partner in its London office. Vadgama joined the company in 1998 following Leigh Carr’s partial merger with the firm. Since joining the firm he has worked as a senior manager in the audit and business advisory department. Since qualifying in 1985 he has gained a broad range of experience.

– BKL Tenon has expanded its business recovery and insolvency department by recruiting five new members. The new additions include Tina Yearsley who came from a local practice in Southampton. She has more than 20 years’ experience. Joining her as administrator will be Nikki Duell who is currently studying for her ACCA exams. Duncan Lyle, Kelly Mitchell and Dawn Sherin also join the team.

– Claire Charlton has become the first female partner at Newcastle-based Ryecroft Glenton. Charlton joined the firm 10 years ago from university, qualified with the firm and since then has added specialist qualifications including membership of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Senior partner Tony Glenton said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Claire to the partnership. It is especially pleasing that she is our first female partner in a year when we approach our centenary.’

– McCabe Ford Williams has appointed Peter Frowde as its new managing partner. Frowde, 52, who is based at Sittingbourne where he heads the office’s insolvency department as well as handling his own portfolio of general practice clients, has been with the firm since 1974.


– United Milk has appointed Rod Goss as its new financial director. Until recently, Goss was group finance director of Cavaghan and Gray Group. Previously, Goss was group financial controller of Geest and for a time acting group finance director. He has also worked at Mars, and Proctor & Gamble.

– Reuters has appointed IIywel Thomas as group financial controller. Thomas, 35, joins from First Call Corporation where he had worked as chief financial officer/vice president international for two years. Previously he spent three years as vice president finance of Thomson Financial. Thomas was based in Boston, USA in both roles.

– Peter Maeklim has been appointed to the board of The Interactive Agency, which specialises in marketing, as chief financial officer with immediate effect. He has extensive financial experience having worked for nine years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, which included three years in the US. He has a further 11 years’ experience in senior financial positions.

– MacLellan International, which provides facilities management services, has announced the appointment of Peter Blackburn as its finance director. Blackburn, who has experience in sectors as diverse as engineering, manufacturing and retailing, joins the company from a similar role in the automotive component distribution sector.

– United, the UK’s second largest cooperative society, has appointed its chief financial officer, Phil Kew, to the newly created post of deputy chief financial executive. Kew joined United in 1994 from Asda, where he was variously director of business and development, group finance and involved in financial analysis. He also worked for Ford, Black & Decker, the BOC Group and Grand Metropolitan. United has also promoted Martyn Wates, from the position of group finance controller to the post of chief financial officer. Wates was promoted to group financial controller in 1998 and to the society’s management executive in 1999. Before joining United in 1995 as group accounting manager, he was corporate reporting manager and head of taxation at Woolworths.

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