Dains announces appointment of new business development director in Stoke

Leading accountancy firm Dains LLP have recently appointed a new business development director to their Stoke office.

Dated: 12 December 2018 Author: Richard McNeilly, Managing Partner

Daran Harding joined the team following over 30 years’ experience in corporate banking across the Midlands and North West.    During his banking career, Daran supported clients with acquisitions, restructures and property purchases in addition to working capital support alongside the funding of trading assets.


[Left to right; Daran Harding, Ann Diggins, Andrew Bentley and Jon Dudley]

Ann Diggins, office partner of Dains Stoke commented

“Daran joins us during an exciting growth period in the region, as we see our staff members and client base increasing.   Daran’s banking and funding expertise provides us with an additional advantage and broadens our capabilities in supporting our existing client base and new clients.    Daran is already out in the local marketplace sharing the firm’s passion for building strong relationships and adding client value.”

Dains managing partner Richard McNeilly commented

“So far this year, revenues have grown by over 20%, following a record year last year for the Stoke office.   All business areas are performing ahead of budget and strengthening the business development team will further support this growth.

Daran will act as the eyes and ears of the firm sharing our corporate finance capabilities within the local professional services marketplace and coordinating this with our corporate finance team.   Critically for the business community, we will keep these opportunities local in order that our banking and legal contacts will also benefit from these opportunities.”

Daran joins a growing team of over 180 staff from 5 offices across the Midlands.

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