The Birmingham office of Begbies Traynor division BTG Corporate Finance has taken on a new recruit.
Sophie Dent has arrived as an executive to work alongside the Birmingham corporate finance team, comprising partner and national head Iain Lownes and directors Steve McMullan and Justin Sorby. Ms Dent said: “This is an opportunity for me to work in a strong, tight-knit team in a market which is showing signs of improvement.
“I hope to make a significant contribution to the work of the team and to the wider Birmingham office.”
Mr Lownes added: “We are very pleased to have recruited Sophie.
“She has bolstered the team, bringing extra depth to our offering.”
Ms Dent previously worked at Fujitsu, providing financial and business modelling in relation to bids, projects and new pricing structures. Before that she was with Boots Opticians, having originally worked for Dollond & Aitchison prior to the merger of the two companies.
This was a commercial role which again required financial modelling and analysis of new promotions, products and price changes, as well as analysing and understanding trading conditions.
In her spare time she is a trustee of Sutton Coldfield Recreational Trust, currently handing over the position of treasurer after five years, and remains on the committee.
“This is a voluntary position which I hold as a representative of Sutton Coldfield Rugby Club – a subsidiary of the trust – of which I am a keen member, having been founding captain of the women’s team in 2003,” she said.