Andy Cocker has been appointed as a Business Development Manager with Hentons Corporate Finance Sheffield office as the firm continues to grow.
Hentons’ Director of Corporate Finance Chris Sellars said: “M&A activities have historically dropped during unpredictable economic times; however, there are no signs of the market slowing down at present. It does present additional challenges, such as higher levels of due diligence, but that is standard practice for our team, and we are keen to take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to us.”
Andy will be the ninth addition to the Hentons Corporate Finance team, after doubling staff numbers in under 12 months. He said: “I am excited to get involved and will be helping to build a project pipeline and will be offering support on funding.”
Sellars believes the appointment of Andy presents prolific opportunities for the business: “Welcoming Andy is not only proof that we’re growing, but also an opportunity to create even more of an impact within our markets. We will lean on Andy’s experience within the funding world to support clients who may be considering or actively looking at changing funders.“
“He has a wealth of experience within the banking sector, and we are confident his experience of managing successful teams, interacting with clients and business development, will have a positive impact on the way we operate.’
Andy joins Hentons Corporate Finance with over 25 years of banking experience with funders including HSBC, Bank of Scotland, Allied Irish and most latterly Thincats.
Andy will be based in the firm’s . He said he was looking forward to working at Hentons Corporate Finance: “I am looking forward to adding value and working alongside a team that has shown no sign of stopping. There is plenty of opportunity for growth and I am keen to be part of that journey”.
Hentons Corporate Finance — which includes its own in-house corporate services legal team — is a joint venture with Hentons Chartered Accountants who employ over 170 people across seven offices in Sheffield, Leeds, York, Thirsk, Doncaster, Hertford and London.