Growing up in a house with two parents who ran their own companies gave me an interest in business from a young age and when the time came to decide on a career I decided to follow this interest and started the BDO School Leaver program in Audit. 

During my time on the program I gained detailed insight into the day to day running of a wide range of businesses in a number of different sectors including; legal, construction, advertising and manufacturing. While completing the scheme I also undertook my studies to successfully qualify as a Chartered Accountant. 

Wanting to stretch myself technically and increase my sector experience I decided to take an opportunity to transfer in to the Financial Services Audit department. The move gave me the chance to work with a range of Financial Service businesses such as Asset Management companies and VCTs. 

It was during my time in the Financial Services department where I became increasingly exposed to company acquisitions and as a result, Corporate Finance. I was attracted to Advisory as I could see the value and real impact it made to clients.