Our People

Paul Bevan

Paul Bevan

Managing Director

07545 075 851
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Paul has spent the majority of his professional life working closely with entrepreneurs.

The last 20 years have been immersed in transactions, whether that be fund raising (often for MBOs) or leading sales to international buyers.

Tom Boss

Tom Boss

Senior Manager

07922 420 988
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Tom is a chartered accountant with seven years of accounting experience. Prior to joining Breeze he trained with a top ten accountancy firm working in their audit department and more recently spent three years in transaction services. He has experience of advising a range of businesses across a variety of sectors.

Tim Clarke

Tim Clarke

Chairman

07540 792 271
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Tim is a highly experienced Senior Corporate Banker, having also spent time in International Banking working across the globe.

With extensive skills in leading successful teams, strategic planning and relationship management, Tim played a key strategic role within a leading law firm and a national accountancy practice before joining Breeze as Non-Executive Chairman in June 2020.

Jack Durbin

Jack Durbin

Assistant Manager

07394 535 115
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Jack provides a range of support on transactions including market and buyer research, preparation of marketing materials, and other areas across the deal process as required.

He is ACA qualified with over 4 years of accounting & audit experience, with almost all of this being spent working with SME owners across a variety of sectors.

Phil Eggleshaw

Phil Eggleshaw

Assistant Manager

07548 342 447
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Phil principally provides transaction support, research, and financial analysis for Breeze transactions.

Having spent the 5 years immersed in Corporate Finance, Phil has worked closely with many SME owners on a range of transactions including Disposals, Acquisitions and Management Buy-Outs across a variety of sectors.

Graeme Gladstone

Graeme Gladstone

Director of M&A

07393 283508 
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Graeme is a qualified accountant (FCCA) with 20 years of corporate finance experience in Top 10 advisory firms.

He specialises in mid-market M&A, advising entrepreneurial businesses on funding; acquisitions and sales to UK and international buyers.

Simon Hopkin

Simon Hopkin

Director of M&A

07966 503 462 
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Simon began his career in accountancy in the early 1990’s and made a move into M&A in 2004. He is an experienced and trusted lead advisor and works closely with business owners advising on predominantly acquisitions, disposals and Management Buy-Outs across a broad range of sectors.

Lisa Huckerby

Lisa Huckerby

Finance Manager

07545 075 853
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Lisa is the Finance Manager at Breeze. She is a qualified chartered accountant, with prior experience working in both an audit environment and on corporate finance transactions with predominantly owner managed businesses.

Edward James

Edward James

Executive

07935 219 006
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Edward principally supports the team by analysing different markets and industries in order to identify potential acquirers for our sell-side clients.

Ed is on the path to becoming a fully qualified Chartered Accountant, whilst also training in Corporate Finance and M&A at Breeze.

Gurpreet Poonia

Gurpreet Poonia

Manager

07849 836 969 
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Gurpreet is an ACA qualified accountant with over 7 years experience advising and working closely with SME owners across a range of sectors. Prior to Breeze, Gurpreet most recently spent 3 years working within the M&A team of a Top 5 accountancy firm, delivering a variety of transactions including acquisitions, disposals, fund raises and management buy outs.

Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson

Consultant

07549 903955
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Steve is a very experienced Senior Banker, having specialised over the last 25 years in providing senior debt & working capital solutions for M&A transactions across the Midlands and East of England, encompassing both Private Equity and Corporate deals. Steve has joined Breeze on a consultancy basis following an extensive career with a high-street funder.

Senita Vohra-Copley

Senita Vohra-Copley

Business Manager

07545 075 846
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Senita is the Business Manager for the team and has a broad background of marketing, PR, office management and administration.

She has worked across many industries and has gained valuable experience in event management and business development within the professional services sector.

Nigel Winkett

Nigel Winkett

Director

07716 643 755
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Nigel is an experienced Senior Corporate banker with over 33 years’ service.

Throughout his career Nigel’s experience has centred around establishing and building strong client relationships with a clear desire to identify and deliver client focussed solutions and promoting business development.

James Ward

James Ward

Director of M&A

07979 536335
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James is a very experienced mid-market M&A adviser having previously worked both within an accountancy practice and at a specialist corporate finance boutique. 

He has also spent 10 years running his own business where he learnt to appreciate the many challenges that owner managers face. In turn, this has helped him to empathise with clients and build excellent, trusted relationships.

Pete Wood

Pete Wood

Director

07545 075 857
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Pete helps his clients to create and realise value in the most tax effective way.

He is FCCA qualified and has spent the last 15 years working within a Corporate Finance environment, undertaking all aspects of lead advisory work.

We currently have no live vacancies, however, please feel free to get in touch.