01 Jun 2023

New hire bolsters expanding corporate finance team


Midlands-based accounting and advisory firm PKF Smith Cooper has welcomed a new corporate finance executive to boost its award-winning Corporate Finance team.

Lauryn Mayson (pictured) graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2021 with a BSc in Geography and kickstarted her Corporate Finance career with a top 10 firm.

In her new role as Corporate Finance executive at PKF, Lauryn will be based in the Birmingham office working with clients in a range of sectors across the Midlands to help them buy, sell and grow their businesses.

Lauryn said: “Thank you to PKF for giving me the opportunity to join the Corporate Finance division. I am looking forward to working with and learning from the rest of the team, in addition to supporting them in serving our clients during what will hopefully be another busy year of dealmaking for the Midlands! ”

PKF has ambitious plans to expand its Corporate Finance division in the Midlands and is seeking high calibre individuals and ambitious professionals.

This includes a desire to expand both its advisory and its transaction services offerings.

PKF Smith Cooper 's Corporate Finance division was named 'SME Advisory Team of the Year ' at the Insider Midlands Dealmakers ' Awards in September 2022.

Since joining PKF in late 2021, the firm has experienced significant growth across all areas of the firm.

Last year, PKF ranked as seventh most active dealmaker in the UK with PKF Smith Cooper Corporate Finance completing 29 deals in the Midlands, including five cross-border deals, worth £346.8m.

The award-winning team behind the dealmaking has also grown and promoted two existing team members, Tom Joy and Josh Gurton, to senior manager and senior executive respectively.