Working nationwide. Securing deals across the world. Springboard is a partner you can rely on.

Springboard is an independent-minded Corporate Finance specialist whose partners have more than 125 years combined experience advising on successful UK and international transactions.

A truly partnership-led approach

Receive a tailored, partner-led approach during every step of the process. Committed to ensuring you achieve maximum value, your assigned Springboard partner will work with you to provide personal, confidential, and trustworthy advice.

A deep understanding of all parties to any transaction

Having worked extensively as both advisors and funders, you can trust in our partners’ breadth of resource, commitment, and market expertise to achieve the optimal result for you.

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 7967 756183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Jonathan Wright

Director

Jonathan joined Springboard in 2014 and works alongside our Partners to deliver a range of deal types. These include company acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs, fund raising, and strategic reviews. He acts for business owners, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard, Jon qualified as an Accountant at BDO before moving into an industry role at a top UK food retailer, working within their finance and audit department.

Speak to Jonathan about:

  • Company acquisitions and disposals
  • Management buy-outs
  • Raising finance
  • Strategic reviews
+44 7890 426462
jwright@springboardcf.com
Jonathan Wright

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has since completed a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a number of different sectors. He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte, specialising in the financial services industry and financial instruments. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First- Class Honours in Investment and Finance in Property.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Business and financial services industry
  • Selling a business
  • Raising finance

 

+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Tom Hammond

Assistant Director

Tom is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2019 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Tom graduated from Aston University with a first class degree in Mathematics in 2015, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at EY LLP in the Audit department where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

+44 7875 236698
thammond@sprinboardcf.com
Tom Hammond

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Daniel McCartney

Executive

Daniel is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2018 as a graduate. His chief responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across a number of sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and to assist in the production of pitch presentations. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Daniel graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Geography and Management in 2017, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at a small-cap private equity house identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities.

+44 845 838 1680
dmccartney@springboardcf.com
Daniel McCartney

Claudia Haywood

Executive

Claudia is an Executive at Springboard and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Claudia qualified as a chartered accountant at EY LLP in the Audit Department. She graduated from University of Bristol with a degree in Biochemistry in 2018.

+44 845 838 1680
chaywood@springboardcf.com
Claudia Haywood

Paul Smith

Executive

Paul is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard Paul worked at Bespoke M&A specialising in Financial Modelling and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) at EY which is complemented with his CFA qualification. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First-Class Honours in Finance & Investment Banking.

Outside of work Paul is a keen Squash and Hockey player.

+44 845 838 1680
PSmith@springboardcf.com
Paul Smith

Siobhan Lloyd

Business Development Manager

Siobhan joined Springboard in 2019 to work with the team on business development and direct origination.

Siobhan started her career in retail banking and qualified as a stockbroker before joining EY as a trainee tax consultant. She then went on to be a tax consultant for MHA MacIntyre Hudson. She has gained a wealth of experience from working at Haines Watts and more recently Gateley.

+44 7590 518157
SLloyd@springboardcf.com
Siobhan Lloyd

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Shivan Vallabh

Analyst

Shivan is an Analyst at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Analyst

Hamza is an Analyst at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 7967 756183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Jonathan Wright

Director

Jonathan joined Springboard in 2014 and works alongside our Partners to deliver a range of deal types. These include company acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs, fund raising, and strategic reviews. He acts for business owners, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard, Jon qualified as an Accountant at BDO before moving into an industry role at a top UK food retailer, working within their finance and audit department.

Speak to Jonathan about:

  • Company acquisitions and disposals
  • Management buy-outs
  • Raising finance
  • Strategic reviews
+44 7890 426462
jwright@springboardcf.com
Jonathan Wright

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has since completed a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a number of different sectors. He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte, specialising in the financial services industry and financial instruments. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First- Class Honours in Investment and Finance in Property.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Business and financial services industry
  • Selling a business
  • Raising finance

 

+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Tom Hammond

Assistant Director

Tom is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2019 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Tom graduated from Aston University with a first class degree in Mathematics in 2015, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at EY LLP in the Audit department where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

+44 7875 236698
thammond@sprinboardcf.com
Tom Hammond

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Daniel McCartney

Executive

Daniel is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2018 as a graduate. His chief responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across a number of sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and to assist in the production of pitch presentations. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Daniel graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Geography and Management in 2017, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at a small-cap private equity house identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities.

+44 845 838 1680
dmccartney@springboardcf.com
Daniel McCartney

Claudia Haywood

Executive

Claudia is an Executive at Springboard and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Claudia qualified as a chartered accountant at EY LLP in the Audit Department. She graduated from University of Bristol with a degree in Biochemistry in 2018.

+44 845 838 1680
chaywood@springboardcf.com
Claudia Haywood

Paul Smith

Executive

Paul is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard Paul worked at Bespoke M&A specialising in Financial Modelling and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) at EY which is complemented with his CFA qualification. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First-Class Honours in Finance & Investment Banking.

Outside of work Paul is a keen Squash and Hockey player.

+44 845 838 1680
PSmith@springboardcf.com
Paul Smith

Siobhan Lloyd

Business Development Manager

Siobhan joined Springboard in 2019 to work with the team on business development and direct origination.

Siobhan started her career in retail banking and qualified as a stockbroker before joining EY as a trainee tax consultant. She then went on to be a tax consultant for MHA MacIntyre Hudson. She has gained a wealth of experience from working at Haines Watts and more recently Gateley.

+44 7590 518157
SLloyd@springboardcf.com
Siobhan Lloyd

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Shivan Vallabh

Analyst

Shivan is an Analyst at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Analyst

Hamza is an Analyst at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 7967 756183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Jonathan Wright

Director

Jonathan joined Springboard in 2014 and works alongside our Partners to deliver a range of deal types. These include company acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs, fund raising, and strategic reviews. He acts for business owners, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard, Jon qualified as an Accountant at BDO before moving into an industry role at a top UK food retailer, working within their finance and audit department.

Speak to Jonathan about:

  • Company acquisitions and disposals
  • Management buy-outs
  • Raising finance
  • Strategic reviews
+44 7890 426462
jwright@springboardcf.com
Jonathan Wright

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has since completed a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a number of different sectors. He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte, specialising in the financial services industry and financial instruments. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First- Class Honours in Investment and Finance in Property.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Business and financial services industry
  • Selling a business
  • Raising finance

 

+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Tom Hammond

Assistant Director

Tom is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2019 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Tom graduated from Aston University with a first class degree in Mathematics in 2015, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at EY LLP in the Audit department where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

+44 7875 236698
thammond@sprinboardcf.com
Tom Hammond

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Daniel McCartney

Executive

Daniel is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2018 as a graduate. His chief responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across a number of sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and to assist in the production of pitch presentations. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Daniel graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Geography and Management in 2017, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at a small-cap private equity house identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities.

+44 845 838 1680
dmccartney@springboardcf.com
Daniel McCartney

Claudia Haywood

Executive

Claudia is an Executive at Springboard and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Claudia qualified as a chartered accountant at EY LLP in the Audit Department. She graduated from University of Bristol with a degree in Biochemistry in 2018.

+44 845 838 1680
chaywood@springboardcf.com
Claudia Haywood

Paul Smith

Executive

Paul is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard Paul worked at Bespoke M&A specialising in Financial Modelling and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) at EY which is complemented with his CFA qualification. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First-Class Honours in Finance & Investment Banking.

Outside of work Paul is a keen Squash and Hockey player.

+44 845 838 1680
PSmith@springboardcf.com
Paul Smith

Siobhan Lloyd

Business Development Manager

Siobhan joined Springboard in 2019 to work with the team on business development and direct origination.

Siobhan started her career in retail banking and qualified as a stockbroker before joining EY as a trainee tax consultant. She then went on to be a tax consultant for MHA MacIntyre Hudson. She has gained a wealth of experience from working at Haines Watts and more recently Gateley.

+44 7590 518157
SLloyd@springboardcf.com
Siobhan Lloyd

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Shivan Vallabh

Analyst

Shivan is an Analyst at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Analyst

Hamza is an Analyst at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 7967 756183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Jonathan Wright

Director

Jonathan joined Springboard in 2014 and works alongside our Partners to deliver a range of deal types. These include company acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs, fund raising, and strategic reviews. He acts for business owners, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard, Jon qualified as an Accountant at BDO before moving into an industry role at a top UK food retailer, working within their finance and audit department.

Speak to Jonathan about:

  • Company acquisitions and disposals
  • Management buy-outs
  • Raising finance
  • Strategic reviews
+44 7890 426462
jwright@springboardcf.com
Jonathan Wright

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has since completed a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a number of different sectors. He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte, specialising in the financial services industry and financial instruments. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First- Class Honours in Investment and Finance in Property.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Business and financial services industry
  • Selling a business
  • Raising finance

 

+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Tom Hammond

Assistant Director

Tom is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2019 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Tom graduated from Aston University with a first class degree in Mathematics in 2015, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at EY LLP in the Audit department where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

+44 7875 236698
thammond@sprinboardcf.com
Tom Hammond

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Daniel McCartney

Executive

Daniel is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2018 as a graduate. His chief responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across a number of sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and to assist in the production of pitch presentations. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Daniel graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Geography and Management in 2017, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at a small-cap private equity house identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities.

+44 845 838 1680
dmccartney@springboardcf.com
Daniel McCartney

Claudia Haywood

Executive

Claudia is an Executive at Springboard and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Claudia qualified as a chartered accountant at EY LLP in the Audit Department. She graduated from University of Bristol with a degree in Biochemistry in 2018.

+44 845 838 1680
chaywood@springboardcf.com
Claudia Haywood

Paul Smith

Executive

Paul is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard Paul worked at Bespoke M&A specialising in Financial Modelling and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) at EY which is complemented with his CFA qualification. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First-Class Honours in Finance & Investment Banking.

Outside of work Paul is a keen Squash and Hockey player.

+44 845 838 1680
PSmith@springboardcf.com
Paul Smith

Siobhan Lloyd

Business Development Manager

Siobhan joined Springboard in 2019 to work with the team on business development and direct origination.

Siobhan started her career in retail banking and qualified as a stockbroker before joining EY as a trainee tax consultant. She then went on to be a tax consultant for MHA MacIntyre Hudson. She has gained a wealth of experience from working at Haines Watts and more recently Gateley.

+44 7590 518157
SLloyd@springboardcf.com
Siobhan Lloyd

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Shivan Vallabh

Analyst

Shivan is an Analyst at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Analyst

Hamza is an Analyst at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 7967 756183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Jonathan Wright

Director

Jonathan joined Springboard in 2014 and works alongside our Partners to deliver a range of deal types. These include company acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs, fund raising, and strategic reviews. He acts for business owners, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard, Jon qualified as an Accountant at BDO before moving into an industry role at a top UK food retailer, working within their finance and audit department.

Speak to Jonathan about:

  • Company acquisitions and disposals
  • Management buy-outs
  • Raising finance
  • Strategic reviews
+44 7890 426462
jwright@springboardcf.com
Jonathan Wright

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has since completed a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a number of different sectors. He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte, specialising in the financial services industry and financial instruments. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First- Class Honours in Investment and Finance in Property.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Business and financial services industry
  • Selling a business
  • Raising finance

 

+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Tom Hammond

Assistant Director

Tom is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2019 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Tom graduated from Aston University with a first class degree in Mathematics in 2015, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at EY LLP in the Audit department where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

+44 7875 236698
thammond@sprinboardcf.com
Tom Hammond

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Daniel McCartney

Executive

Daniel is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2018 as a graduate. His chief responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across a number of sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and to assist in the production of pitch presentations. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Daniel graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Geography and Management in 2017, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at a small-cap private equity house identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities.

+44 845 838 1680
dmccartney@springboardcf.com
Daniel McCartney

Claudia Haywood

Executive

Claudia is an Executive at Springboard and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Claudia qualified as a chartered accountant at EY LLP in the Audit Department. She graduated from University of Bristol with a degree in Biochemistry in 2018.

+44 845 838 1680
chaywood@springboardcf.com
Claudia Haywood

Paul Smith

Executive

Paul is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard Paul worked at Bespoke M&A specialising in Financial Modelling and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) at EY which is complemented with his CFA qualification. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First-Class Honours in Finance & Investment Banking.

Outside of work Paul is a keen Squash and Hockey player.

+44 845 838 1680
PSmith@springboardcf.com
Paul Smith

Siobhan Lloyd

Business Development Manager

Siobhan joined Springboard in 2019 to work with the team on business development and direct origination.

Siobhan started her career in retail banking and qualified as a stockbroker before joining EY as a trainee tax consultant. She then went on to be a tax consultant for MHA MacIntyre Hudson. She has gained a wealth of experience from working at Haines Watts and more recently Gateley.

+44 7590 518157
SLloyd@springboardcf.com
Siobhan Lloyd

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Shivan Vallabh

Analyst

Shivan is an Analyst at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Analyst

Hamza is an Analyst at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 7967 756183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Jonathan Wright

Director

Jonathan joined Springboard in 2014 and works alongside our Partners to deliver a range of deal types. These include company acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs, fund raising, and strategic reviews. He acts for business owners, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard, Jon qualified as an Accountant at BDO before moving into an industry role at a top UK food retailer, working within their finance and audit department.

Speak to Jonathan about:

  • Company acquisitions and disposals
  • Management buy-outs
  • Raising finance
  • Strategic reviews
+44 7890 426462
jwright@springboardcf.com
Jonathan Wright

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has since completed a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a number of different sectors. He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte, specialising in the financial services industry and financial instruments. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First- Class Honours in Investment and Finance in Property.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Business and financial services industry
  • Selling a business
  • Raising finance

 

+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Tom Hammond

Assistant Director

Tom is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2019 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Tom graduated from Aston University with a first class degree in Mathematics in 2015, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at EY LLP in the Audit department where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

+44 7875 236698
thammond@sprinboardcf.com
Tom Hammond

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Daniel McCartney

Executive

Daniel is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2018 as a graduate. His chief responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across a number of sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and to assist in the production of pitch presentations. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Daniel graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Geography and Management in 2017, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at a small-cap private equity house identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities.

+44 845 838 1680
dmccartney@springboardcf.com
Daniel McCartney

Claudia Haywood

Executive

Claudia is an Executive at Springboard and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Claudia qualified as a chartered accountant at EY LLP in the Audit Department. She graduated from University of Bristol with a degree in Biochemistry in 2018.

+44 845 838 1680
chaywood@springboardcf.com
Claudia Haywood

Paul Smith

Executive

Paul is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard Paul worked at Bespoke M&A specialising in Financial Modelling and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) at EY which is complemented with his CFA qualification. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First-Class Honours in Finance & Investment Banking.

Outside of work Paul is a keen Squash and Hockey player.

+44 845 838 1680
PSmith@springboardcf.com
Paul Smith

Siobhan Lloyd

Business Development Manager

Siobhan joined Springboard in 2019 to work with the team on business development and direct origination.

Siobhan started her career in retail banking and qualified as a stockbroker before joining EY as a trainee tax consultant. She then went on to be a tax consultant for MHA MacIntyre Hudson. She has gained a wealth of experience from working at Haines Watts and more recently Gateley.

+44 7590 518157
SLloyd@springboardcf.com
Siobhan Lloyd

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Shivan Vallabh

Analyst

Shivan is an Analyst at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Analyst

Hamza is an Analyst at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 7967 756183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Jonathan Wright

Director

Jonathan joined Springboard in 2014 and works alongside our Partners to deliver a range of deal types. These include company acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs, fund raising, and strategic reviews. He acts for business owners, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard, Jon qualified as an Accountant at BDO before moving into an industry role at a top UK food retailer, working within their finance and audit department.

Speak to Jonathan about:

  • Company acquisitions and disposals
  • Management buy-outs
  • Raising finance
  • Strategic reviews
+44 7890 426462
jwright@springboardcf.com
Jonathan Wright

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has since completed a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a number of different sectors. He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte, specialising in the financial services industry and financial instruments. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First- Class Honours in Investment and Finance in Property.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Business and financial services industry
  • Selling a business
  • Raising finance

 

+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Tom Hammond

Assistant Director

Tom is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2019 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Tom graduated from Aston University with a first class degree in Mathematics in 2015, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at EY LLP in the Audit department where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

+44 7875 236698
thammond@sprinboardcf.com
Tom Hammond

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Daniel McCartney

Executive

Daniel is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2018 as a graduate. His chief responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across a number of sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and to assist in the production of pitch presentations. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Daniel graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Geography and Management in 2017, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at a small-cap private equity house identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities.

+44 845 838 1680
dmccartney@springboardcf.com
Daniel McCartney

Claudia Haywood

Executive

Claudia is an Executive at Springboard and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Claudia qualified as a chartered accountant at EY LLP in the Audit Department. She graduated from University of Bristol with a degree in Biochemistry in 2018.

+44 845 838 1680
chaywood@springboardcf.com
Claudia Haywood

Paul Smith

Executive

Paul is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard Paul worked at Bespoke M&A specialising in Financial Modelling and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) at EY which is complemented with his CFA qualification. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First-Class Honours in Finance & Investment Banking.

Outside of work Paul is a keen Squash and Hockey player.

+44 845 838 1680
PSmith@springboardcf.com
Paul Smith

Siobhan Lloyd

Business Development Manager

Siobhan joined Springboard in 2019 to work with the team on business development and direct origination.

Siobhan started her career in retail banking and qualified as a stockbroker before joining EY as a trainee tax consultant. She then went on to be a tax consultant for MHA MacIntyre Hudson. She has gained a wealth of experience from working at Haines Watts and more recently Gateley.

+44 7590 518157
SLloyd@springboardcf.com
Siobhan Lloyd

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Shivan Vallabh

Analyst

Shivan is an Analyst at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Analyst

Hamza is an Analyst at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 7967 756183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Jonathan Wright

Director

Jonathan joined Springboard in 2014 and works alongside our Partners to deliver a range of deal types. These include company acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs, fund raising, and strategic reviews. He acts for business owners, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard, Jon qualified as an Accountant at BDO before moving into an industry role at a top UK food retailer, working within their finance and audit department.

Speak to Jonathan about:

  • Company acquisitions and disposals
  • Management buy-outs
  • Raising finance
  • Strategic reviews
+44 7890 426462
jwright@springboardcf.com
Jonathan Wright

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has since completed a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a number of different sectors. He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte, specialising in the financial services industry and financial instruments. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First- Class Honours in Investment and Finance in Property.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Business and financial services industry
  • Selling a business
  • Raising finance

 

+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Tom Hammond

Assistant Director

Tom is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2019 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Tom graduated from Aston University with a first class degree in Mathematics in 2015, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at EY LLP in the Audit department where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

+44 7875 236698
thammond@sprinboardcf.com
Tom Hammond

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Daniel McCartney

Executive

Daniel is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2018 as a graduate. His chief responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across a number of sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and to assist in the production of pitch presentations. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Daniel graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Geography and Management in 2017, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at a small-cap private equity house identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities.

+44 845 838 1680
dmccartney@springboardcf.com
Daniel McCartney

Claudia Haywood

Executive

Claudia is an Executive at Springboard and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Claudia qualified as a chartered accountant at EY LLP in the Audit Department. She graduated from University of Bristol with a degree in Biochemistry in 2018.

+44 845 838 1680
chaywood@springboardcf.com
Claudia Haywood

Paul Smith

Executive

Paul is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard Paul worked at Bespoke M&A specialising in Financial Modelling and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) at EY which is complemented with his CFA qualification. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First-Class Honours in Finance & Investment Banking.

Outside of work Paul is a keen Squash and Hockey player.

+44 845 838 1680
PSmith@springboardcf.com
Paul Smith

Siobhan Lloyd

Business Development Manager

Siobhan joined Springboard in 2019 to work with the team on business development and direct origination.

Siobhan started her career in retail banking and qualified as a stockbroker before joining EY as a trainee tax consultant. She then went on to be a tax consultant for MHA MacIntyre Hudson. She has gained a wealth of experience from working at Haines Watts and more recently Gateley.

+44 7590 518157
SLloyd@springboardcf.com
Siobhan Lloyd

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Shivan Vallabh

Analyst

Shivan is an Analyst at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Analyst

Hamza is an Analyst at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 7967 756183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Jonathan Wright

Director

Jonathan joined Springboard in 2014 and works alongside our Partners to deliver a range of deal types. These include company acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs, fund raising, and strategic reviews. He acts for business owners, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard, Jon qualified as an Accountant at BDO before moving into an industry role at a top UK food retailer, working within their finance and audit department.

Speak to Jonathan about:

  • Company acquisitions and disposals
  • Management buy-outs
  • Raising finance
  • Strategic reviews
+44 7890 426462
jwright@springboardcf.com
Jonathan Wright

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has since completed a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a number of different sectors. He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte, specialising in the financial services industry and financial instruments. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First- Class Honours in Investment and Finance in Property.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Business and financial services industry
  • Selling a business
  • Raising finance

 

+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Tom Hammond

Assistant Director

Tom is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2019 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Tom graduated from Aston University with a first class degree in Mathematics in 2015, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at EY LLP in the Audit department where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

+44 7875 236698
thammond@sprinboardcf.com
Tom Hammond

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Daniel McCartney

Executive

Daniel is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2018 as a graduate. His chief responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across a number of sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and to assist in the production of pitch presentations. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Daniel graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Geography and Management in 2017, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at a small-cap private equity house identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities.

+44 845 838 1680
dmccartney@springboardcf.com
Daniel McCartney

Claudia Haywood

Executive

Claudia is an Executive at Springboard and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Claudia qualified as a chartered accountant at EY LLP in the Audit Department. She graduated from University of Bristol with a degree in Biochemistry in 2018.

+44 845 838 1680
chaywood@springboardcf.com
Claudia Haywood

Paul Smith

Executive

Paul is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard Paul worked at Bespoke M&A specialising in Financial Modelling and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) at EY which is complemented with his CFA qualification. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First-Class Honours in Finance & Investment Banking.

Outside of work Paul is a keen Squash and Hockey player.

+44 845 838 1680
PSmith@springboardcf.com
Paul Smith

Siobhan Lloyd

Business Development Manager

Siobhan joined Springboard in 2019 to work with the team on business development and direct origination.

Siobhan started her career in retail banking and qualified as a stockbroker before joining EY as a trainee tax consultant. She then went on to be a tax consultant for MHA MacIntyre Hudson. She has gained a wealth of experience from working at Haines Watts and more recently Gateley.

+44 7590 518157
SLloyd@springboardcf.com
Siobhan Lloyd

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Shivan Vallabh

Analyst

Shivan is an Analyst at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Analyst

Hamza is an Analyst at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 7967 756183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Jonathan Wright

Director

Jonathan joined Springboard in 2014 and works alongside our Partners to deliver a range of deal types. These include company acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs, fund raising, and strategic reviews. He acts for business owners, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard, Jon qualified as an Accountant at BDO before moving into an industry role at a top UK food retailer, working within their finance and audit department.

Speak to Jonathan about:

  • Company acquisitions and disposals
  • Management buy-outs
  • Raising finance
  • Strategic reviews
+44 7890 426462
jwright@springboardcf.com
Jonathan Wright

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has since completed a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a number of different sectors. He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte, specialising in the financial services industry and financial instruments. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First- Class Honours in Investment and Finance in Property.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Business and financial services industry
  • Selling a business
  • Raising finance

 

+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Tom Hammond

Assistant Director

Tom is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2019 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Tom graduated from Aston University with a first class degree in Mathematics in 2015, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at EY LLP in the Audit department where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

+44 7875 236698
thammond@sprinboardcf.com
Tom Hammond

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Daniel McCartney

Executive

Daniel is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2018 as a graduate. His chief responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across a number of sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and to assist in the production of pitch presentations. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Daniel graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Geography and Management in 2017, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at a small-cap private equity house identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities.

+44 845 838 1680
dmccartney@springboardcf.com
Daniel McCartney

Claudia Haywood

Executive

Claudia is an Executive at Springboard and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Claudia qualified as a chartered accountant at EY LLP in the Audit Department. She graduated from University of Bristol with a degree in Biochemistry in 2018.

+44 845 838 1680
chaywood@springboardcf.com
Claudia Haywood

Paul Smith

Executive

Paul is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard Paul worked at Bespoke M&A specialising in Financial Modelling and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) at EY which is complemented with his CFA qualification. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First-Class Honours in Finance & Investment Banking.

Outside of work Paul is a keen Squash and Hockey player.

+44 845 838 1680
PSmith@springboardcf.com
Paul Smith

Siobhan Lloyd

Business Development Manager

Siobhan joined Springboard in 2019 to work with the team on business development and direct origination.

Siobhan started her career in retail banking and qualified as a stockbroker before joining EY as a trainee tax consultant. She then went on to be a tax consultant for MHA MacIntyre Hudson. She has gained a wealth of experience from working at Haines Watts and more recently Gateley.

+44 7590 518157
SLloyd@springboardcf.com
Siobhan Lloyd

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Shivan Vallabh

Analyst

Shivan is an Analyst at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Analyst

Hamza is an Analyst at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 7967 756183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Jonathan Wright

Director

Jonathan joined Springboard in 2014 and works alongside our Partners to deliver a range of deal types. These include company acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs, fund raising, and strategic reviews. He acts for business owners, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard, Jon qualified as an Accountant at BDO before moving into an industry role at a top UK food retailer, working within their finance and audit department.

Speak to Jonathan about:

  • Company acquisitions and disposals
  • Management buy-outs
  • Raising finance
  • Strategic reviews
+44 7890 426462
jwright@springboardcf.com
Jonathan Wright

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has since completed a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a number of different sectors. He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte, specialising in the financial services industry and financial instruments. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First- Class Honours in Investment and Finance in Property.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Business and financial services industry
  • Selling a business
  • Raising finance

 

+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Tom Hammond

Assistant Director

Tom is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2019 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Tom graduated from Aston University with a first class degree in Mathematics in 2015, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at EY LLP in the Audit department where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

+44 7875 236698
thammond@sprinboardcf.com
Tom Hammond

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Daniel McCartney

Executive

Daniel is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2018 as a graduate. His chief responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across a number of sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and to assist in the production of pitch presentations. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Daniel graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Geography and Management in 2017, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at a small-cap private equity house identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities.

+44 845 838 1680
dmccartney@springboardcf.com
Daniel McCartney

Claudia Haywood

Executive

Claudia is an Executive at Springboard and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Claudia qualified as a chartered accountant at EY LLP in the Audit Department. She graduated from University of Bristol with a degree in Biochemistry in 2018.

+44 845 838 1680
chaywood@springboardcf.com
Claudia Haywood

Paul Smith

Executive

Paul is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard Paul worked at Bespoke M&A specialising in Financial Modelling and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) at EY which is complemented with his CFA qualification. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First-Class Honours in Finance & Investment Banking.

Outside of work Paul is a keen Squash and Hockey player.

+44 845 838 1680
PSmith@springboardcf.com
Paul Smith

Siobhan Lloyd

Business Development Manager

Siobhan joined Springboard in 2019 to work with the team on business development and direct origination.

Siobhan started her career in retail banking and qualified as a stockbroker before joining EY as a trainee tax consultant. She then went on to be a tax consultant for MHA MacIntyre Hudson. She has gained a wealth of experience from working at Haines Watts and more recently Gateley.

+44 7590 518157
SLloyd@springboardcf.com
Siobhan Lloyd

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Shivan Vallabh

Analyst

Shivan is an Analyst at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Analyst

Hamza is an Analyst at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 7967 756183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Jonathan Wright

Director

Jonathan joined Springboard in 2014 and works alongside our Partners to deliver a range of deal types. These include company acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs, fund raising, and strategic reviews. He acts for business owners, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard, Jon qualified as an Accountant at BDO before moving into an industry role at a top UK food retailer, working within their finance and audit department.

Speak to Jonathan about:

  • Company acquisitions and disposals
  • Management buy-outs
  • Raising finance
  • Strategic reviews
+44 7890 426462
jwright@springboardcf.com
Jonathan Wright

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has since completed a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a number of different sectors. He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte, specialising in the financial services industry and financial instruments. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First- Class Honours in Investment and Finance in Property.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Business and financial services industry
  • Selling a business
  • Raising finance

 

+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Tom Hammond

Assistant Director

Tom is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2019 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Tom graduated from Aston University with a first class degree in Mathematics in 2015, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at EY LLP in the Audit department where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

+44 7875 236698
thammond@sprinboardcf.com
Tom Hammond

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Daniel McCartney

Executive

Daniel is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2018 as a graduate. His chief responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across a number of sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and to assist in the production of pitch presentations. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Daniel graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Geography and Management in 2017, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at a small-cap private equity house identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities.

+44 845 838 1680
dmccartney@springboardcf.com
Daniel McCartney

Claudia Haywood

Executive

Claudia is an Executive at Springboard and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Claudia qualified as a chartered accountant at EY LLP in the Audit Department. She graduated from University of Bristol with a degree in Biochemistry in 2018.

+44 845 838 1680
chaywood@springboardcf.com
Claudia Haywood

Paul Smith

Executive

Paul is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard Paul worked at Bespoke M&A specialising in Financial Modelling and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) at EY which is complemented with his CFA qualification. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First-Class Honours in Finance & Investment Banking.

Outside of work Paul is a keen Squash and Hockey player.

+44 845 838 1680
PSmith@springboardcf.com
Paul Smith

Siobhan Lloyd

Business Development Manager

Siobhan joined Springboard in 2019 to work with the team on business development and direct origination.

Siobhan started her career in retail banking and qualified as a stockbroker before joining EY as a trainee tax consultant. She then went on to be a tax consultant for MHA MacIntyre Hudson. She has gained a wealth of experience from working at Haines Watts and more recently Gateley.

+44 7590 518157
SLloyd@springboardcf.com
Siobhan Lloyd

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Shivan Vallabh

Analyst

Shivan is an Analyst at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Analyst

Hamza is an Analyst at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 7967 756183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Jonathan Wright

Director

Jonathan joined Springboard in 2014 and works alongside our Partners to deliver a range of deal types. These include company acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs, fund raising, and strategic reviews. He acts for business owners, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard, Jon qualified as an Accountant at BDO before moving into an industry role at a top UK food retailer, working within their finance and audit department.

Speak to Jonathan about:

  • Company acquisitions and disposals
  • Management buy-outs
  • Raising finance
  • Strategic reviews
+44 7890 426462
jwright@springboardcf.com
Jonathan Wright

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has since completed a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a number of different sectors. He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte, specialising in the financial services industry and financial instruments. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First- Class Honours in Investment and Finance in Property.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Business and financial services industry
  • Selling a business
  • Raising finance

 

+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Tom Hammond

Assistant Director

Tom is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2019 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Tom graduated from Aston University with a first class degree in Mathematics in 2015, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at EY LLP in the Audit department where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

+44 7875 236698
thammond@sprinboardcf.com
Tom Hammond

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Daniel McCartney

Executive

Daniel is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2018 as a graduate. His chief responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across a number of sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and to assist in the production of pitch presentations. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Daniel graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Geography and Management in 2017, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at a small-cap private equity house identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities.

+44 845 838 1680
dmccartney@springboardcf.com
Daniel McCartney

Claudia Haywood

Executive

Claudia is an Executive at Springboard and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Claudia qualified as a chartered accountant at EY LLP in the Audit Department. She graduated from University of Bristol with a degree in Biochemistry in 2018.

+44 845 838 1680
chaywood@springboardcf.com
Claudia Haywood

Paul Smith

Executive

Paul is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard Paul worked at Bespoke M&A specialising in Financial Modelling and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) at EY which is complemented with his CFA qualification. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First-Class Honours in Finance & Investment Banking.

Outside of work Paul is a keen Squash and Hockey player.

+44 845 838 1680
PSmith@springboardcf.com
Paul Smith

Siobhan Lloyd

Business Development Manager

Siobhan joined Springboard in 2019 to work with the team on business development and direct origination.

Siobhan started her career in retail banking and qualified as a stockbroker before joining EY as a trainee tax consultant. She then went on to be a tax consultant for MHA MacIntyre Hudson. She has gained a wealth of experience from working at Haines Watts and more recently Gateley.

+44 7590 518157
SLloyd@springboardcf.com
Siobhan Lloyd

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Shivan Vallabh

Analyst

Shivan is an Analyst at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Analyst

Hamza is an Analyst at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman

Simon Ward

Partner

Simon is a partner at Springboard Corporate Finance and has more than 25 years’ experience advising institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on all types of transaction, in a range of sectors.

Simon’s previous experience in private equity has enabled him to build a profile in working on a range of private equity deals including management advisory services, working with management teams in a number of secondary and tertiary buy-out situations, sale mandates and providing acquisition advice to PE backed businesses.

Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has also spent time with Catalyst Corporate Finance, and had a spell in banking with RBS. Prior to joining Springboard in 2012, Simon spent 10 years as a principal investor working in private equity with Livingbridge and EV Group.

Speak to Simon about:

  • Private equity
  • Business services
  • Consumer markets
  • Financial services
+44 7736 026589
sward@springboardcf.com
Simon Ward

Robert Johnson

Partner

Rob joined Springboard in 2007 and has more than 12 years Corporate Finance experience across a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Support Services, and Travel.

Rob is a project leader and drives the development of our funder-ready business plans and financial models whilst overseeing market research and strategic reviews.

Prior to Springboard, Rob worked in business consultancy where he advised high-growth businesses and start-ups on strategically planning for growth and helped them to raise finance.

Speak to Rob about:

  • Raising finance
  • Planning for growth
  • Funder-ready business plans and financial models
  • Selling a business
+44 7967 756183
rjohnson@springboardcf.com
Robert Johnson

James Bailey

Partner

James is a Partner at Springboard Corporate Finance with over 10 years of advisory experience, and an extensive track record across all aspects of a corporate finance transaction.

Following a degree in economics at the University of East Anglia, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant and joined Springboard in 2011, gaining experience acting for institutions, owner managers, founders and corporates on a wide range of transactions.

James has worked with private equity on a number of sell side mandates and has experience supporting the buy and build strategies of private equity-backed businesses.

Speak to James about:

  • Private equity
  • Buy and build strategies
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
+44 7834 537015
jbailey@springboardcf.com
James Bailey

Jonathan Wright

Director

Jonathan joined Springboard in 2014 and works alongside our Partners to deliver a range of deal types. These include company acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs, fund raising, and strategic reviews. He acts for business owners, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard, Jon qualified as an Accountant at BDO before moving into an industry role at a top UK food retailer, working within their finance and audit department.

Speak to Jonathan about:

  • Company acquisitions and disposals
  • Management buy-outs
  • Raising finance
  • Strategic reviews
+44 7890 426462
jwright@springboardcf.com
Jonathan Wright

Matthew Guest

Director

Matthew joined Springboard in 2015 and has since completed a variety of deals including disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and fund raising across a number of different sectors. He advises a varied client base including owner-managers, management teams, corporates and private equity.

Prior to joining Springboard Matthew qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte, specialising in the financial services industry and financial instruments. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First- Class Honours in Investment and Finance in Property.

Speak to Matthew about:

  • Business and financial services industry
  • Selling a business
  • Raising finance

 

+44 7904 203820
mguest@springboardcf.com
Matthew Guest

Tom Hammond

Assistant Director

Tom is an Assistant Director at Springboard having joined in 2019 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Tom graduated from Aston University with a first class degree in Mathematics in 2015, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at EY LLP in the Audit department where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

+44 7875 236698
thammond@sprinboardcf.com
Tom Hammond

James Cross

Manager

James is a Manager at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining, he worked at KPMG and at independent advisory firms supporting clients with exits, acquisition, fundraising and other corporate advisory projects. Particular sectors of focus are TMT and Industrials.

James is a chartered accountant and holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK.

+44 845 838 1680
jcross@springboardcf.com
James Cross

Daniel McCartney

Executive

Daniel is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2018 as a graduate. His chief responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across a number of sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and to assist in the production of pitch presentations. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Daniel graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Geography and Management in 2017, during which he undertook a placement year at Springboard Corporate Finance. Prior to re-joining, he worked at a small-cap private equity house identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities.

+44 845 838 1680
dmccartney@springboardcf.com
Daniel McCartney

Claudia Haywood

Executive

Claudia is an Executive at Springboard and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard, Claudia qualified as a chartered accountant at EY LLP in the Audit Department. She graduated from University of Bristol with a degree in Biochemistry in 2018.

+44 845 838 1680
chaywood@springboardcf.com
Claudia Haywood

Paul Smith

Executive

Paul is an Executive at Springboard having joined in 2022 and works on a variety of buy and sell-side assignments.

Prior to joining Springboard Paul worked at Bespoke M&A specialising in Financial Modelling and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) at EY which is complemented with his CFA qualification. He graduated from the University of Reading with a First-Class Honours in Finance & Investment Banking.

Outside of work Paul is a keen Squash and Hockey player.

+44 845 838 1680
PSmith@springboardcf.com
Paul Smith

Siobhan Lloyd

Business Development Manager

Siobhan joined Springboard in 2019 to work with the team on business development and direct origination.

Siobhan started her career in retail banking and qualified as a stockbroker before joining EY as a trainee tax consultant. She then went on to be a tax consultant for MHA MacIntyre Hudson. She has gained a wealth of experience from working at Haines Watts and more recently Gateley.

+44 7590 518157
SLloyd@springboardcf.com
Siobhan Lloyd

Charlotte Higgins

Office Manager

Charlotte joined Springboard in June 2022 as Office Manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of the office.

Charlotte started her career by completing a two-year apprenticeship in Business Management and Administration within a Chartered Accountancy firm in Birmingham.  She was then an Office Administrator and Payroll Provider before becoming a Property Administrator in a Chartered Surveyors.

+44 845 838 1680
CHiggins@springboardcf.com
Charlotte Higgins

Shivan Vallabh

Analyst

Shivan is an Analyst at Springboard having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include, providing valuations and bespoke research across a variety of industries to support the delivery of deals and the identification of strategic acquirers.

Shivan graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Accounting and Business in 2021. During his time at University, he had audit placements at PwC before joining Springboard as a graduate.

+44 845 838 1680
svallabh@springboardcf.com
Shivan Vallabh

Hamza Rehman

Analyst

Hamza is an Analyst at Springboard, having joined in 2021 as a graduate. His core responsibilities include providing company and sector valuations across several sectors, bespoke research to support deal delivery and the identification of strategic acquirers. Since joining, he has assisted the team across a variety of M&A and advisory projects.

Hamza graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2020. Prior to joining Springboard, he worked as a Senior Analyst within Deutsche Bank, providing an in-depth risk analysis of clients across the Investment Bank.

+44 845 838 1680
hrehman@springboardcf.com
Hamza Rehman