Four new recruits into Azets’ Corporate Finance team have taken the top 10 firm’s Birmingham office to a total of 100 new hires. Lauryn Mayson joins as a one of several new graduates across the Midlands, with Zoe Hacking, Pawan Kandel and Sudip Khatri all joining as Executives.

Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to SMEs, which has 14 offices across the Midlands, Shropshire, and Welsh Borders, is targeting quadruple growth in the region within the next five years. The recruits underline Azets’ commitment to accelerating these plans and extending its specialist reach, whilst its growing Corporate Finance team reflects a buoyant practice as SMEs continue to pivot through Covid-19 recovery.

Mark Selby, National Head of Corporate Finance at Azets, said: “I welcome Lauryn, Zoe, Pawan and Sudip to the team and look forward to supporting them on their journey at Azets. Each of them has demonstrated enthusiasm and aptitude, both of which will be critical to advising our clients through the next 18-24 months.

“Azets’ Corporate Finance team – both in the Midlands and nationally – is experiencing its busiest ever period. We expect this to be maintained as many clients continue to trade strongly following their recovery from the impact of Covid, and banks and private equity providers keenly seek attractive lending and investment opportunities.”

Office Managing Partner & the firm’s National Head of Tax, Praveen Gupta, said: “Azets has been on some journey, and this is just the latest of many milestone achievements in our continued evolution. I’m pleased to have welcomed so many people through the door at Azets Birmingham and we’re all proud of the investment Azets has made in recruiting and developing talented advisors at all levels right across our business.

“We have already announced plans to hire 650 new roles over the next 12 months – with 100 of those available in the Midlands – and I expect the Birmingham office to keep growing, both in terms of volume and specialism.”