Midlands accountants BDO Stoy Hayward have appointed a new corporate finance partner.
Adrian Jones has joined the firm alongside the three existing corporate finance partners in the Birmingham office, Roger Buckley, Ian Curtis and Graham Elsworth.
Mr Jones is one of 13 new partner appointments for BDO Stoy Hayward across the UK.
He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1998 and joined BDO Stoy Hayward in 2004. He specialises in company sales.
Martin Palmer, lead partner at BDO Stoy Hayward in Birmingham, said: "The corporate finance team has almost doubled over two years to 32 people.
"We are delighted with Adrian's appointment and his expertise will continue to play an integral part in ensuring that our corporate finance department meets further ambitious growth targets which will see the team swell to 40 by the end of the year.
"Our corporate finance specialists have been increasingly active in the Midlands marketplace, now completing on average a deal per week including recent high profile transactions such as the sale of Servi Group to Mouchel Parkman, the management buyout of Bullock Construction and fund raising for Equidebt."
Peter Astley has been appointed a partner in business risk services at the Birmingham office of accountants Ernst & Young.
Ronnie Bowker, E&Y senior partner in Birmingham, said: "I am delighted with Peter's appointment. His experience with Ernst & Young where he has worked with some of the country's largest corporations will prove invaluable to our clients in the Midlands.
"His progression to partner shows our commitment to investing in home grown talent to support market and client demands, and we will be announcing three further internal partner promotions in July."
The firm's BRS practice employs over 300 people nationally, and in the West Midlands there are 25 professionals working out of the Birmingham office who support large regional clients such as AWG, Carillion and Britannia Building Society.
Mr Astley said: "There is mounting pressure on the corporate world to focus on governance and risk, and this is not going to go away.
"Executive boards need to question how they balance the need for effective control and compliance with ongoing pressures for efficiency, confidence and the ability to enable management to focus on their primary responsibility - delivering increased value to its stakeholders."
New appointments have been announced at Birmingham-based BNB Tax Consultants.
Nikki Borman, one of the original co-founders of the business, re-joins the BNB client services team after a five year excursion into the travel industry.
BNB director and Nikki's husband, Tony Borman said: "Nikki has always been good with people and we need her now as we get busier to help maintain the human dimension of our service which is highly valued by our clients."
Peter Fry meanwhile, will help strengthen BNB's private client team and in particular will work with a range of professional advisors as manager of technical tax helpline, Taxtel.