A Step-Up For Mr Stepney!

Stuart Stepney - Castle Corporate Finance

Castle announce the appointment of Stuart Stepney as a Director and shareholder with effect from 1 January 2015.

 

Stuart joined Castle in September 2013 as Head of M&A and has forged a highly successful partnership with owner Mike Norrie. Together, Castle has enjoyed a record year in 2014, completing five transactions across a range of sectors and winning a collection of regional and national awards. The new year has begun with a strong pipeline of engaged assignments and committed growth plans, including increasing the size of the team, extending its international reach and re-location to larger premises in Tonbridge.

Commenting, Stuart said “it has been a great 2014 for me personally and for Castle and I was absolutely thrilled to be given the opportunity of becoming a partner with Mike and very much looking forward to what 2015 will bring”. Mike added “Stuart has introduced a whole new dimension to Castle, a determined and experienced deal maker he has brought fresh energy and drive”. Smiling, Mike added… “fortunately we share the same positive nature and sense of humour. His youth and good looks complement my own perfectly!”

Mike Norrie (Left) with Stuart Stepney (right)

Mike Norrie (Left) with Stuart Stepney (right)

2015 also sees the retirement of Colin Harvey as a Castle director. Colin has been with Castle since 2008 and has worked with Mike since 2000. Since 2012, Colin has been focussing more of his time on the launch of his business sales broking business, Succession Strategies. Operating from Wiltshire, Colin will dedicate more of his time to Succession Strategies and developing that business.

“We will miss Colin” commented Mike. “He is a good friend and we wish him well, we have developed a strong referral based relationship with Succession Strategies and we will continue to see Colin in business and socially. He will always be a permanent member of the “Castle Team”.