BDO promotes 50 in East Anglia

  • 50 people are promoted across East Anglia at accountancy firm, BDO
  • Corporate finance specialist, Vinod Patel, promoted to partner in Transaction Services team.

Accountancy and business advisory firm, BDO has announced the promotion of 50 people across its team in East Anglia, including one promotion to partner.

Effective from 1st November, Vinod Patel, has been promoted in the Transaction Services practice, covering East Anglia as part of his remit.

Having joined the firm in 2003 as a trainee, Vinod has become an integral part of the national Transaction Services team and leads the East Anglia region, with experience in both acquisition and vendor due diligence on behalf of corporate and trade acquirers, private equity investments, debt financing and public market / IPO transactions. Despite the challenging environment, BDO has a strong pipeline of deals in the region and in his role, Vinod will work alongside John Gethen, head of M&A, to support privately owned, private equity backed and publicly listed businesses in East Anglia with their corporate finance and strategic initiatives.

Peter Harrup, partner and Head of East Anglia at BDO LLP, commented: “Vinod is an important part of a core area of the business that has significant scope for further growth, as we look to develop our regional offering. By bringing together expertise across key specialisms and offering our clients a complete proposition across the advisory board, we can support entrepreneurial and high-growth businesses across the piste.”

He added: “The raft of promotions we have made across the region is highly indicative of our continued desire to invest in our business while, at the same time, placing us in a much stronger position to support the businesses we work with as they attempt to navigate the macro-environment headwinds.”

In East Anglia, BDO has promoted 11 people in Cambridge, 30 people in Ipswich, and 9 people in Norwich.

Piers Harrison, partner and Head of the Cambridge office, said: “Every promotion represents BDO’s commitment to investing in our people and the future of our business in the region and nationwide, and we’re delighted to reward our people who have demonstrated true commitment, dedication and passion in their chosen specialisms.”

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