"Lauren is establishing a strong reputation in the north west corporate finance market"
Rising star Lauren Roberts has been promoted to manager at HURST Corporate Finance.
Lauren, 26, joined HURST from HSBC in 2013 as a researcher and then became a corporate finance executive.
She advises on the sale of owner-managed businesses and has taken the lead role in a number of deals, including advising the shareholders of Salford-based Utilities Design & Planning on a £3m investment by private equity firm Foresight Group.
Lauren, pictured, also advised on AIM-listed Grafenia’s summer acquisition of Image Everything, a sign manufacturer and exhibition contractor.
Earlier this year, Lauren was crowned a rising star at the annual ICAEW Manchester Accountancy and Finance Excellence Awards.
Nigel Barratt, head of HURST Corporate Finance, said: “Lauren is establishing a strong reputation in the north west corporate finance market and fully deserves her promotion.
“She has developed into an excellent dealmaker, with drive, ambition and capabilities beyond her years.
“Lauren has consistently demonstrated her range of skills by managing deals and building trust and respect with a variety of stakeholders.
“She plays a key part in the ongoing success of our team and we are delighted to reward her achievements with this promotion.”