Press release by Grant Thornton UK – Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has strengthened its Business Support Services Industry Group with the promotion of Keely Woodley and Usman Malik to Partner.
Keely joined Grant Thornton in May 2005 after five years in private equity and has progressed through the firm, being appointed Director in 2014. She specialises in business support services, specifically the recruitment sector and has expanded her footprint into training, education and consultancy businesses. Keely is the head of the National Recruitment Sector Team and is responsible for initiating and leading transactions for clients, including buyside, sell side and refinancing solutions.
Usman has been with the firm for over fourteen years and is the head of the National Facilities Management Sector Team. He specialises in buy and sell side transactions with a particular focus on the business services sector and sub sectors of hard & soft facilities management, legal services and membership companies. Usman has vast experience advising a wide range of companies including PLC’s, privately owned businesses and private equity firms.
Commenting on their promotions Marc Summers, Industry Leader for Business Support Services at Grant Thornton UK said "These appointments demonstrate our continued, significant investment in this key sector. We have developed a strong position in the market and this move will further cement our place and, through their combined leadership, experience and dedication, allow us to continue to offer a quality service to our clients and unlock sustainable growth in dynamic organisations."