Stuart Moss BSc FCSI
In his near 30 years at Rickitt Mitchell Stuart has successfully provided advice to private and public companies, management teams, entrepreneurs and private equity houses on a range of corporate transactions.
As retained adviser to NCC Group plc – a leading global cyber security consultancy – Stuart has for the last decade managed a business development programme that has resulted in the identification and acquisition of more than 20 companies in Europe and the US and has contributed to a significant increase in NCC Group’s market capitalisation.
Stuart is a Management Science graduate of the University of Manchester and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.
Brian Higgins MA ACA
With over 15 years of corporate finance experience, Brian has successfully advised entrepreneurs, private companies and quoted companies on a range of disposals, acquisitions and fundraisings with values from £1m to £215m. Brian is also Chairman of Amicus Building Products, where he acted as joint principal in the initial MBI and subsequent buy and build strategy to create the current £16m turnover group.
Brian joined Rickitt Mitchell from Arthur Andersen in 1999 after completing his MA in Literae Humaniores (Classics) at Jesus College, Oxford.
Neil Mitchell BSc FCA
Since joining Rickitt Mitchell in 2004 Neil has delivered a wide range of deals, from the £21m flotation of Instem PLC to the MBI of Green & Benz and the acquisition of Wight Salads by APS to form a £100m turnover business.
Prior to joining Rickitt Mitchell Neil was at PwC's Leeds office where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in its assurance and business advisory department.
Hunter Inkster MSc MBA
Business Development Director
With 10 years experience in Commercial and Corporate banking. Hunter has worked with a wide range of businesses across most sectors. The roles he has held include managing a portfolio of clients, business development and structured finance. He has worked with management teams to deliver growth funding, acquisition finance, and working capital solutions. Prior to banking, Hunter was Technical Manager for a large salmon farming co-operative in the Shetland Islands, where he is originally from.
Hunter joined Rickitt Mitchell in 2016 from Lloyds Banking Group. He has a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and Environmental Sciences from Herriot Watt University and a MBA from Robert Gordon University. In his spare time he enjoys being active mainly in the outdoors, hiking, fishing and shooting.
Victoria joined Rickitt Mitchell in 1999 from CLB Coopers, where she had been working as PA to the national managing partner. She is PA to the partners and executive team as well as managing all aspects of the office administration. Dedicated and professional, Victoria is key to the smooth running of the firm.
Alex Wilson BSc ACA
Alex has helped deliver deals as diverse as the acquisition of Accumuli plc by NCC Group plc for £55m and the start-up fundraising for Datacentred of £4m. Strongly analytical with a ferocious appetite for work, Alex consistently impresses clients with his understanding of their businesses and his ability to communicate their value to potential acquirers or funders.
Alex is an economics graduate of the University of Nottingham and qualified as an accountant with PwC prior to joining Rickitt Mitchell in 2011.
Kaine Smith BA CA
Corporate Finance Manager
Kaine joined Rickitt Mitchell in 2013 from Ernst & Young, where he had qualified as a chartered accountant. Kaine is a Business Management graduate from Nottingham University.
Kaine has a natural ability to understand clients and their businesses and to project manage the many information flows required to deliver a deal successfully. His recent transactional experience includes the £130m AiM flotation of DJI Holdings plc and Better Capital’s £9m disposal of Calyx Managed Services to MXC Capital plc.
Rob Bennett BSC ACCA
Corporate Finance Executive
Robert joined Rickitt Mitchell from AlixPartners’ Leeds office in 2015, having spent three years working on a number of restructuring and advisory assignments. Most recently, Robert completed a 12 month secondment within AlixPartners’ London-based debt advisory practice, helping to both raise and refinance debt facilities for a mix of corporate and private equity clients.
Robert is a maths and physics graduate from Durham University and newly qualified ACCA.
Bianca ensures a professional first impression for us, welcoming guests and taking incoming telephone calls. Bianca also provides flexible secretarial and general support to the whole team.
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Paul Mitchell BSc FCA
Non Executive Chairman
Paul joined Peter Rickitt in 1981 and together they developed Rickitt Mitchell into a leading independent corporate finance boutique delivering ground breaking deals. Paul has completed every kind of corporate finance deal as adviser to a wide range of clients over sectors as diverse as engineering, professional services, IT and airlines. As Non Executive Chairman of fully listed NCC Group PLC and AiM quoted Styles & Wood Group PLC and a number of private companies, Paul continues to create value and provide strategic guidance as a board member.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1975, Paul spent three years post qualification with Coopers & Lybrand. He joined County Bank's corporate finance department in 1978 before joining Rickitt Mitchell in 1981.
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