ACCOUNTANCY practice Tait Walker has taken on two new recruits with plans to work closely with the region’s excelling industries.

The appointment of Wayne Ross and Michael Shipley has come at an important time for the firm’s corporate finance team, having seen a leap forward in deals activity since the start of 2013. Wayne Ross joined the corporate finance team from an energy firm and Michael Shipley joined after working in Tait Walker’s business services team since early 2012.

The corporate finance team has so far completed eight deals this year, with more set to complete in weeks. The team has set its sights on the booming North East digital and energy markets, having already assisted several companies from these sectors.

Tait Walker corporate finance partner Michael Smith said: “We need to develop as our region develops. There is currently a lot of confidence in the market with more funding from banks, more grants available and people buying shares, as well as local enterprise partnerships pushing energy and digital sectors forward, so we needed to build our team to meet this requirement.”



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