The move will produce one of the most powerful companies in the media industry but wrangling continues over who will get the board place.
Henry Staunton, FD at Granada, and a former partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, has been with the company since 1993 in senior positions. He is also deputy chairman of media ventures. Meanwhile Paul Murray, finance director at Carlton was formerly group FD at oil and gas giant LASMO.
Only two of the future positions have been agreed. Michael Green, currently chairman of Carlton will continue as chairman. Charles Allen, executive chairman at Granada and himself an accountant, will become chief executive.
Three non-executives from each company will join the board of the merged group. The companies refused to comment.
The Financial Reporting Council has issued guidance regarding the annual reporting of 1,200 large and smaller listed companies. The letter highlighted the key issues and improvements that can be made in the 2016 reporting season
Baldwins Accountancy Group has continued investment in the north-east and appointed David Fish as a director in its corporate finance team
UK M&A activity bounced back strongly in July and August, according to analysis by the deals practice at PwC.
Smith & Williamson has added Jim Clark and Philip Marsden, of Marsden Clark Corporate Finance Limited, to its corporate finance team.