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January 16, 2018

New director at corporate finance boutique

An accountant with two decades experience in the financial industry has been appointed as director of corporate finance boutique Verde Corporate Finance (CF).

Craig Blackmore, who joined the company as a consultant in July 2017, has been promoted to the senior role due to his input during the last six months.

Verde CF, which is part of the Greenaway Scott Group, specialises in providing advice around mergers and acquisitions, business finance and growth capital.

Principally trained with Deloitte, Blackmore worked for KTS Owens Thomas before moving on to executive and non-executive financial director positions with some smaller businesses.

Blackmore will lead Verde while also maintaining his roles as chief financial officer at GlobalWelsh, a not for profit company whose aim is to connect the international diaspora of Wales, and coaching on the Welsh Government's Accelerated Growth Programme.

During his time at Verde CF, Blackmore has worked alongside commercial law firm Greenaway Scott, which is also part of the GS Group, in a collaborative partnership to combine services.

Blackmore said he looked forrward to working with co-director director Nigel Greenaway and "integrating Verde within the wider Greenaway Scott Group".

"Verde Corporate Finance has seen solid growth over the past year, acting on transactions including MBOs (management buyouts) and growth funding," he added.

"It has been a privilege to contribute to its growth over the past six months along with our talented team. I am excited to take on this new role and look forward to working towards driving further growth in Verde CF in 2018."

Nigel Greenaway, director of Greenaway Scott, added that Blackmore’s appointment would provide a more in depth and expert service for Verde CF's growing client base.

"Craig has been phenomenal in his role as consultant since starting at Verde CF last year," said Greenaway. "As such we were delighted to appoint him to the role of director to help drive Verde's continued business ambitions even further this year."

Verde has also welcomed Joanna Porgozelska, who will act as a financial analyst for the corporate advisory firm.

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