Springboard announces raft of promotions and recruitment

James Bailey and Robert Johnson are both promoted to Partner.  James joined Springboard in 2011 and has worked on a number of high profile transactions with a particular focus on the acquisition support work Springboard provides to a number of high profile private equity investees including Sykes Holiday Cottages and the Jensten Group.  Robert Johnson has been with Springboard for 15 years working on a range of transactions including the sale of Wonderlane and the sale of Claremont Ingredients.

In addition Matthew Guest and Jonathan Wright are both promoted to Director.  Tom Hammond is promoted to Assistant Director while Pauline So and Daniel McCartney are both promoted to Executive having recently gained their ACA qualifications.

Springboard is also pleased to announce the recruitment of James Cross as a Manager.  A KPMG trained accountant most recently James has worked for an independent advisory firm supporting across a range of transaction types.

Springboard Partner Simon Ward commented “I am absolutely delighted to announce these promotions across our team.  It is a real pleasure to welcome James and Rob to the partnership – both have contributed massively to the development of the firm.  Jonathan, Matthew and Tom have earned richly deserved promotions for the quality of work they do for our clients every day.  For Pauline and Daniel it has been great to see their careers develop. We welcome James Cross to the firm and are delighted he has chosen to join us.  We have seen high levels of activity across all areas of our business over recent months.  For founders there remains strong interest from acquirers both in the UK and overseas whilst our private equity clients remain keen to grow via acquisition and new investments. Our recent support to longstanding client Sykes Holiday Cottages on its acquisition of Forest Holidays represents another landmark deal for us. These promotions are a demonstration of our continued optimism about the future and our commitment to providing great client service across our business.”