The Corporate Finance division at PKF Smith Cooper have been shortlisted for two awards at the Insider Media’s East Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2023, after winning ‘SME Advisory Team of the Year’ the previous year.

Contending with a ‘record number of finalists’, PKF Smith Cooper Corporate Finance have made the shortlist for the ‘Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year’ category at this year’s East Midlands Dealmakers Awards. Tom Joy, Corporate Finance Senior Manager at PKF Smith Cooper, has also received industry recognition after being shortlisted for ‘Emerging Dealmaker of the Year’.

The prestigious Insider Media Dealmakers Awards shine a light on the best dealmaking and dealmakers across the UK. Our nominations have cut through a high level of competition in the East Midlands where there is a strength and depth of dealmaking across the region.

PKF Smith Cooper’s shortlist success demonstrates the continued success of our highly regarded Corporate Finance division, which have been nominated at every Dealmakers Awards since 2014, and who were recently ranked as the 7th most active M&A financial adviser in both the Midlands and the UK as part of PKF. Based in our Nottingham, Derby, and Birmingham offices, the award-winning team have extensive experience helping business owners to buy, sell, and grow across various sectors.

David Crump, Corporate Finance Director at PKF Smith Cooper, stated: “Being shortlisted once again for this accolade is a testament to the sheer hard work, determination and innovation of the entire team who delivered deals worth almost £350m in the past year, including deals from outside the region brought into the Midlands through our nationally recognised specialisms.’

David added: ‘We are also thrilled to see Tom Joy being recognised for his tireless efforts to drive dealmaking forward. We continue to invest in and nurture our Midlands-based team and are actively looking to recruit at all levels to grow the team”.

Speaking on being shortlisted for Emerging Dealmaker of the Year, Tom Joy, Corporate Finance Senior Manager at PKF Smith Cooper, said: ‘Every member of the Corporate Finance team works tirelessly to deliver the best deals for each our clients, so to be shortlisted for Emerging Dealmaker of the Year is an achievement that I am extremely proud of. Congratulations to the other finalists and I look forward to attending the awards ceremony in May.’

To find out how we can assist you in buying, selling or growing your business, contact us today to speak to one of our Corporate Finance experts.