Awards scoop celebrations

Success: John Warner, partner at Barber Harrison & Platt
Success: John Warner, partner at Barber Harrison & Platt
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Staff at BHP Corporate Finance are celebrating scooping six out of the 12 awards presented at the South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards.

BHP’s John Warner won the Lifetime Achievement Award, while David Forrest was named Dealmaker of the Year and Finance Adviser of the Year.

The company also won the Mid-Market Deal of the Year Award, along with Yorkshire Bank, for the management buyout at North Anston-based Livefoods Direct and was shortlisted in the same award for its work with DLA Piper on the MBO at Insight Architectural Glazing.

BHP Corporate Finance also won the Dealmaking Firm of the Year and Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year Awards.

Young Dealmaker of the Year was Victoria Gribben, from Streets Corporate Finance and Corporate Banker of the Year was David Hunt, from Lloyds Banking Group.

Corporate Lawyer of the Year was Richard May, recently promoted head of international law firm DLA Piper’s Sheffield office, which also won the award for Corporate Law Firm of the Year.

Deal of the Year was the MBO of Bestobell Valves and Conflow from Flow Group, which was brokered by local corporate finance experts Castle Square Corporate Finance and the Sheffield office of DLA Piper.

Meanwhile, Yorkshire Bank was named Corporate Bank of the Year.

The South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards were organised by Insider Magazine.