Trio of new partners as Grant Thornton invests in Yorkshire practice

(L to R): Andy Wood (foreground), Martin Barron, Dan Rosinke and Rachel Engwell.

Grant Thornton has marked the New Year with three senior appointments, representing a significant investment in the continued growth of its Yorkshire practice.

Dan Rosinke joins as a partner in transaction advisory services; Martin Barron joins as a partner in recovery and reorganisation; and Rachel Engwell as a partner in tax.

Andy Wood, practice leader for Grant Thornton in Leeds, said: “These latest partner appointments will support our continued ambitious plans in the region, helping us to cement our position as the go-to firm for growth for dynamic businesses.

“With five partner and four director appointments over recent months, reflecting both internal promotions and external hires, our new refreshed leadership team, together with our recently refurbished Leeds office, signals Grant Thornton’s on-going commitment to creating a local vibrant economy.”

Mr Rosinke joins Grant Thornton’s transaction advisory services team from Yorkshire Bank where he was head of specialist and acquisition finance (East England). He will lead Grant Thornton’s transaction advisory and due diligence services to businesses in Yorkshire and the North East.

With more than 20 years’ experience, Mr Barron began his career in audit before transferring to restructuring when he joined PwC in 1996. He moved to Deloitte in 2000 and has been working in the Yorkshire region since 2003. As well as working alongside partner Joe McLean on Grant Thornton’s well-established Yorkshire and North East restructuring practice, he will develop the service offering aligned to changing trends in the corporate funding market.

Ms Engwell, meanwhile, joins from EY with whom she trained. She has over 16 years’ experience working in both the North West and, for the last six years, in the North East, and specialises in working with entrepreneurial and family businesses. She is focussed on working with growing dynamic businesses and their owners in the region, helping them to reach their potential whilst ensuring the quality delivery of business tax services to them.