Saffery Champness grows in Manchester with new partner

21 Nov 2018

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Diane Petit-Laurent has joined Saffery Champness’ Manchester office as a corporate partner.

Previously a Director at Deloitte in Manchester, Diane brings a wealth of expertise in providing solutions to owner-managed business clients with both a national and international presence, as well as private equity-backed entities.

In her role at Saffery Champness, Diane will focus on entrepreneurial clients in a number of industries including technology, manufacturing and retail, working with the firm’s wider teams to deliver integrated advice throughout the enterprise lifecycle, from start-up to growth to exit.

Diane joins fellow partners Mike Hodges and Simon Kite in the firm’s Manchester office.

Matthew Burton, Managing Partner at Saffery Champness, commented:

“Diane joins us during a period of rapid growth in Manchester and is a key addition to the team as we continue to enhance our client offering to the local market in the North West. Diane has an outstanding track-record and is the perfect fit for Saffery Champness both professionally and culturally; we look forward to working with her.”

Diane Petit-Laurent, corporate partner at Saffery Champness added:

“Saffery Champness is immersed in UK entrepreneurship and, having worked alongside members of the Manchester team before, I am excited to be joining them and to be bringing my skills and experience to bear for the benefit of the firm’s entrepreneurial clients – particularly in the North West, as well as nationally and internationally.”

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