WH Ireland CIB announces three new appointments

RNS Number : 5466S
W.H. Ireland Group PLC
07 November 2019

WH Ireland Group Plc

(“WH Ireland” or the “Company”)

(and with it subsidiaries the “Group”)





WHIreland Corporate & Institutional broking (‘CIB’) is pleased to announce three new appointments within the Corporate Finance department, as part of its ongoing commitment to its corporate and institutional client base.


Ben Thorne has been appointed as Managing Director, Corporate Finance. Having qualified as a solicitor Ben specialised in corporate law before moving into Investment Banking with Kleinwort Benson where he advised small/midcap corporates on a range of Capital Markets and M&A transactions. Ben has also worked in corporate finance/broking with UK advisers GCA Altium and Panmure Gordon.


Darshan Patel has been appointed as Associate Manager, Corporate Finance. Darshan joins WHIreland after over 4 years as a Corporate Finance Analyst with Hybridan LLP.


Finally, Lydia Zychowska has been appointed as Executive, Corporate Finance. Lydia joined WHIreland in March 2019 after qualifying as a chartered accountant at EY.


These new appointments follow on from the successful appointment of Chris Hardie as Director, Corporate Finance last year.


Commenting, Head of Corporate & Institutional Broking, Adam Pollock, said:


“We are delighted to welcome Ben, Darshan and Lydia to the business, further bolstering our highly experienced team and providing increased capacity to support our growing client base at a time of structural change in our market”.


Notes to editors


For more information contact:


WH Ireland Group plc 

Phillip Wale, Chief Executive Officer                                                                                


+44(0) 20 7220 1666            

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (Nominated Adviser)

Andrew Emmott                                                                         


+44(0) 20 3368 3555         


MHP Advisory

Reg Hoare, Engine MHP                                                                                       +44 (0) 20 3128 8793



About WHIreland Corporate & Institutional Broking

WHIreland Corporate & Institutional Broking provides financial advisory and broking services to public and private growth companies. Its expertise covers the full range of solutions, including IPOs, private and public equity placements, takeovers and M&A amongst other specialist remits. WHIreland Corporate & Institutional Broking has built a diverse network of public and private investors, encompassing everything from large institutions to high-net-worth individuals and family offices through WHIreland Investor Forum. To date it has helped multiple growth companies fulfil their ambitions and today WHIreland’s corporate and institutional broking team is engaged by around 100 growth companies to support their strategies.



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