Patrick Abel has left BDO after 11 years to become the new corporate finance partner at Sheffield accountants Hart Shaw.
Patrick began his career in the steel industry before working in private equity. He has 20 years’ corporate finance experience.
His appointment comes after Steve Bell left Hart Shaw earlier this year.
Paul Dawson, senior partner at Hart Shaw, said: “Recent months have seen a positive upturn in the corporate finance market in South Yorkshire, which has resulted in an increase in requirements from our clients who are taking big steps to grow and safeguard the future of their businesses.
“Patrick is a well-known and respected individual and has a wealth of experience in this field which is vital to help realise the long term strategy we have at Hart Shaw.
“He will be able to hit the ground running with a number of clients we are currently working with, in addition to increasing our profile and offering in the years to come.”
Patrick will officially join Hart Shaw, of Europa Link, Sheffield Business Park, on Saturday.
He said: “This is a great opportunity for me to join such a highly thought of and proactive firm as Hart Shaw and lead their corporate finance offering.
“One of the main reasons why I have joined Hart Shaw is because of their ability to deliver such a broad range of services to their clients. They ensure their clients receive the best possible advice which is complemented by the value added services available from the department.”