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Three new business leaders join BHP Consulting

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bhp-consulting-teamThe consulting division of BHP Chartered Accountants is pleased to announce the appointment of three experienced business leaders.

Rachel Hannan, Richard Simpson and David Manley join Head of Consulting David Mitchell and Mark Roberts, previously the Managing Director at Andrew Page Ltd, to form a powerful team which will help businesses across the region to develop and implement growth strategies.

BHP Consulting is rapidly developing a strong reputation for helping businesses of all sizes to identify and deliver their growth potential. BHP is one of only two firms in the UK to be shortlisted for the Top 50 Advisory Team of the Year Award in the British Accountancy Awards 2015 – the winner will be announced in November. Making this shortlist is testament to BHP Consulting’s success.

The Consulting division’s differentiator is the experience of the team members, who have each grown businesses to a noteworthy size.

Rachel Hannan has been involved in business growth from all angles, having initially gained consulting experience in large corporate businesses, including PwC’s Global HR Solutions practice, before going on to found, significantly grow and exit two businesses. She has since gone on to operate as a Board Advisor, Non-Executive Director and Angel Investor.

Richard Simpson brings extensive sales and customer experience to the team; he has grown companies of all sizes, including taking Shred It UK to become an established business with a turnover of £50 million over a period of 10 years.

David Manley brings with him a great breadth of experience in operational improvement and diversified growth, and has a strong background in export markets. He is extensively experienced in M&A, both as an acquirer and a target, as well as being familiar with the requirements of Private Equity as an employee and a business owner.

David Mitchell commented, “The real strength comes from our collective experience. As a team we can offer clients a depth and diversity of practical experience, having been there and done it ourselves, we can cover all key areas of consulting needed by business owners who want to grow their companies. We focus in supporting businesses with their overall strategy and sales growth activities and specialise particularly in their operational, customer base and human capital development.”

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Left to Right back row: Richard Simpson, Rachel Hannan, Mark Roberts

Left to Right front row: David Manley, David Mitchell