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Experienced banking figure joins Baldwins

An experienced figure in the Midlands’ banking sector has joined one of the region’s largest, independent family-owned accountancy firms.

Martyn Shakespear has been appointed director of business development and client services across Baldwins accountants’ ten offices.

He brings with him a wealth of experience having spent the last 31 years in the banking industry predominantly in the Midlands.

The 49-year-old has joined Baldwins from The Co-operative Bank where he was regional corporate business development manager for the Midlands, South West, South Wales and Yorkshire.

Previously he was the regional director in the north for the Bank of Ireland and prior to that spent 20 years with NatWest in a number of senior roles across the Midlands.

Martyn said he was looking forward to a fresh challenge with an expanding company and getting to know and assisting Baldwins’ clients.

“I like Baldwins’ business model and they are a firm that I have known about and admired since 2007 as they started to grow their offices,” he said.

“I like the fact they are acquisitive, hungry, keen and as a business committed to supporting the entrepreneurial market in the Midlands. This is particularly evident in the Kick Start young entrepreneur’s award scheme Baldwins has recently launched.

“Baldwins has a large client base and I will be supporting existing clients primarily with their banking and financing needs such as raising additional finance, reviewing existing terms, grant finding or assisting in discussions should things not be going according to plan.

“I will also be sourcing new clients for the firm from my extensive network which I have built up over the last 31 years.”

John Baldwin, senior managing partner at Baldwins accountants, added: “We are delighted to have been able to recruit someone of Martyn’s calibre and standing in the Midlands business community and know that our clients will appreciate and benefit from the abundant skills that he brings with him.”

PICTURE CAPTION: Martyn Shakespear, who has been appointed director of business development and client services at Baldwins accountants

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