Gary is a founding partner of Clairfield UK and has over 20 years’ corporate finance experience. Gary heads the food & consumer sector for Clairfield International globally and works closely with his Clairfield colleagues worldwide. He also leads the business services sector for Clairfield in Birmingham. Gary has experience across a range of other sectors and has held non-executive positions with his clients, attending monthly board meetings and advising on growth strategy.
Gary has completed many transactions, including acquisitions, disposals, MBOs and BIMBOs in various sectors, often working with private shareholders and on complex private equity-backed transactions. Gary originally joined the team at Invex, as a newly qualified chartered accountant, in the late 90s. He worked with them through to 2006, when a management buy-out of the company created the firm.
In the early part of his career, Gary was short-listed in the regional accountancy awards and the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards. He was recognized as Young Corporate Finance Advisor of the Year in the Midlands, an award that was voted on by his peers.