The move follows growth in the firm’s corporate finance business with fees up 26% in 1998/99 and a further 30% in the year to 30 April 2000.
Michael Norrie – who will be supported by seven regional teams – will head the network. Previously Norrie lead his own firm NSP Corporate Finance which was bought by Kidsons in September last year.
Norrie told AccountancyAge.com: ‘We are hoping to continue our excellent growth in corporate finance and we have recognised the best way of doing this is through a network of national offices.’
The regional teams will be headed by Ewan Grant in Scotland; Gary Houghton and Noel Guilford in the North West; Ian Bowland in the Midlands; Brian Johnson in the North East; Ian Stewart in London; Andrew Perrett in the South East; and John Banks in the South West.
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