Top accountant joins Sheffield rivals

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One of Sheffield’s top dealmakers and a prominent figure in the city’s corporate finance sector has moved jobs.

For a long time Steve Bell was the face of Hart Shaw accountants, based at Sheffield Business Park, until he announced his departure last month.

Now he has joined Castle Square Corporate Finance in Sheffield.

The appointment follows a sustained period for Castle Square which completed deals including the management buy-in of Hannaman Engineering, the management buy-out of Collcap Packaging and the development capital fund raising for Fox Wire, of Sheephouse Wood, Stocksbridge.

As well as Hart Shaw, Steve had a spell as investment manager at YFM Private Equity, providing equity investment to SME businesses. He has also acted for AIM- listed companies on share placement and a variety of due diligence assignments for banks and corporate acquirers. Steve is involved with University of Sheffield Enterprise, lecturing on business planning, funding and financial reporting and is a judge on the annual business planning competition.