Our award-winning PKF Corporate Finance team has hired a new senior executive, Callum Leslie, as we continue to fuel our ambitious expansion plans for growth through ongoing recruitment efforts.

We are growing the talented team behind our corporate finance services in order to expand our advisory and transaction service offerings. We are currently on the lookout for high-calibre individuals and ambitious professionals to join our Midlands offices in Nottingham, Derby and Birmingham with the aim of doubling our advisory team numbers.

Callum Leslie worked in audit for five years at a top-10 UK accounting firm in the Midlands, starting his career as a school leaver in 2018. He was promoted twice and became an assistant manager, developing extensive experience in working with privately owned businesses in a range of sectors across the region. He qualified as an accountant in 2022.

In his new role, Callum will support PKF Corporate Finance in helping Midlands business owners to buy, sell and grow their businesses.

As the Midlands’ home of the international PKF network, PKF Smith Cooper Corporate Finance is one of the most active dealmaking teams in the UK. Named ‘SME Advisory Team of the Year’ in 2022, our experienced team specialises in M&A, supporting business owners with disposals, acquisitions, raising finance and valuations.

Last year PKF ranked as the 7th most active dealmaker in the UK, completing 139 deals worth £2.3bn.

Darren Hodson, Corporate Finance Partner at PKF Smith Cooper, commented: “It is great to see our corporate finance division expanding, with the welcome addition of Callum to our team. His valuable experience in working with Midlands businesses will give him a solid foundation as he progresses in his career at PKF.

“As our pipeline grows, we have career opportunities at all levels of the company for ambitious individuals looking to progress in corporate finance or, like Callum, make their first move into the industry. We would love to hear from talented individuals looking to be backed to deliver growth.”

Callum said: “I am delighted to have joined the team at PKF and look forward to the new challenges that lie ahead as I take this exciting side-step into corporate finance. I am really looking forward to working with our team to help our clients across the Midlands achieve their goals and business objectives.”

If you would like to join PKF Corporate Finance and work with our industry-leading dealmaking team, contact us today.