Lee Cartwright leads Mazars office in Birmingham

29 September 2014 Consultancy.uk

Mazars has appointed Lee Cartwright as its new Birmingham Managing Partner, who will succeed David Chapman. Cartwright, who has been working at Mazars since 1995, has taken on his new role as of the first of September and will work closely together with Partner Ian Holder, who will focus on driving business development of the Birmingham office. 

Lee Cartwright is a veteran at Mazars, the consulting firm he joined in 1995 as a graduate trainee straight out of Wolverhampton University after he earned a Law degree. After 13 years at Mazars, Cartwright became a Partner in 2008. At Mazars, he has provided a wide range of services to clients, including internal audit, external audit, advice on mergers and group structures, governance, risk management and fraud awareness. Cartwright is also one of Mazars’ frontrunners in the housing sector.

Cartwright has succeeded Central Region Managing Partner David Chapman, who has taken on the role of National Head of Acquisitions, as of the first of September. He will work closely together with Partner Ian Holder, how will take on an increasingly market facing role, focussing on driving business development of the Birmingham office. “We still see tremendous scope for growth in Mazars in Birmingham and the West Midlands,” says Holder.

Lee Cartwright, Birmingham Managing Partner Mazars

Commenting on his new role, Cartwright says: “Following David Chapman is no easy task. During the past ten years, he has overseen the growth of Mazars, moving its main office from Dudley into Birmingham, and is leaving the office established as a growing force to be reckoned with in the region. But I look forward to the challenge and I know I will be supported in continuing our growth by my fellow partners and staff at 45 Church Street in Birmingham.”

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

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.