RSM promotes Kelly Boorman to head of Construction business

21 June 2016

RSM UK has promoted Kelly Boorman to the role of head of its construction business. Boorman takes responsibility for a team of 40 professions and will support the continued growth of the business as the construction industry begins to recover.

Boorman has been a Partner at RSM since 2012, after having joined RSM Tenon in 2011. Following the insolvency of the firm in 2013, its subsidiaries were bought by Baker Tilly, and in 2014 Baker Tilly joined the RSM network, after which it rebranded to RSM in 2015. In her role at RSM, Boorman supports UK and international businesses with strategy for the future, preparing for successions and operating in new markets. In addition, she provides owner-managed businesses with a range of financial advice around liquidity and growth financing. Previously, between 2004 and 2011, Boorman worked at Smith Cooper, rising to the rank of Partner. Boorman started her career at Cookson Chartered Accountants as an Audit and Accounts Senior. 

Boorman is a Member of the Board of Trustees at The Star Trust and at Galleries of Justice Museum, and is trained as an accountant.

Kelly Boorman - RSM

In her new role, Boorman becomes RSM UK’s new head of Construction. The practice is one of RSM's key units in the UK, and accounts for around 10% of its business. Boorman will be responsible for a 40 strong team, which provides its construction clients with a wide range of advice from risk advisory, internal audit to bid management and talent.

The practice is, says Boorman, in the process of expanding its capabilities in preparation for market growth in the coming decades. “Although the sector has slowed a little in recent months, the longer term outlook is bright with significant social and economic infrastructure projects in the pipeline. Looking ahead, there are real opportunities for construction firms to reduce costs through greater efficiencies, better technology and improving their operational and finance reporting functions.”

She adds “We are also seeing a trend towards greater collaboration with partners across the supply chain looking for vertical integration, challenges in raising working capital for growth and increased opportunity for overseas penetration. We look forward to being able to support our clients rise to this challenge.”


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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019

Three senior level consultants have been boosted to the rank of Partner at Quantum Advisory, as the firm works to meet heightened levels of client demand. Aled Edwards, Amanda Burdge and Chris Heirene become Partners as long-time Quantum member Rob Davies retires in May after 15 years as a Partner at the firm.

Founded in 2000, Quantum Advisory provides pension and employee benefits services to employers, scheme trustees and members, with five offices across the UK. The firm has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years, following a number of major client wins and booming demand for its services. It opened a new office in Bristol in 2016 to service the South West and in 2017 relocated its Cardiff office to a larger site within the Welsh capital to house the increased workforce. More recently, Quantum relocated its Amersham, Birmingham and London offices to more spacious premises in the centre of both cities to cope with demand.

The financial services consultancy, which employs 115 people across the UK, has promoted three senior team members to Partner, as part of its wider growth plans. The firm has moved Aled Edwards from Principal Consultant & Actuary, while Amanda Burdge has ascended from Principal Investment Consultant. Chris Heirene, former IT Manager, has also joined the ten current Partners at Quantum.

Aled Edwards most recently managed the actuarial team within Quantum’s Cardiff office as well as providing technical training for all staff. He boasts more than 17 years of pensions experience. He started his career as an Actuary at Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Bristol wing, before joining Quantum in 2011. Edwards is also the President of the Welsh Actuarial Society (WAS), which supports actuaries and actuarial students living or working in Wales.

Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of Partners

Amanda Burdge joined Quantum’s team in 2001, as one of the fledgling firm’s first employees. Most recently she was a Principal Investment Consultant with the firm, and with more than a quarter of a century’s experience in the sector, she is responsible for providing investment advice to many of Quantum’s key clients with both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Prior to her time with Quantum, Burdge spent two years as a consultant with SBJ Benefit Consultants (now Capita), and three years with Tesco Pension Trustees. She currently sits on the Regulation Committee for the Pensions Management Institute.

Chris Heirene initially worked with Quantum as an IT Consultant with Teamwork Technology Services and then UES for over five years, before finally joining the firm itself in 2011. He is now responsible for Quantum’s IT systems across all of its offices, including the network and core server infrastructure which supports the business. Heirene is heavily involved in utilising IT to improve and build upon the processes in place throughout Quantum.

David Deidun, Partner at Quantum Advisory, said of the promotions, “This is a very exciting time for Quantum. The recent round of promotions fully recognise the hard work and dedication shown by the three, all of whom go above and beyond for the company. I’ve no doubt that Aled, Amanda and Chris will settle into their new roles with ease and look forward to working together to grow Quantum even further.”

The news comes as Rob Davies retires in May, after spending fifteen years as a Partner at Quantum. A qualified actuary, Davies was instrumental in setting up Quantum’s Investment Division, specialising in aiding clients with their investment strategies. He will remain with the company on a part-time consultancy basis, while working with several clients in the Fiduciary Manager area.