The Team

Kevan had been leading transactions as a Corporate Finance adviser since 2000, when he started a corporate finance division at one of the region’s largest accountancy practices and built his specialist team to be one of the largest in South Yorkshire.

Moving on to become a Partner at Strategic Corporate Finance, progressing it from a sole trader to a leading independent Corporate Finance Boutique and on the back of this success, winning industry awards.

Kevan created Castle Square Corporate Finance in October 2009, during which time, Kevan has advised on vast Merger & Acquisitions deals, including Management Buy-Ins/Buy-Outs, Development Capital Fundraisings and Disposals.

Kevan is a highly successful dealmaker with specialised experience of Private Equity transactions and has an enviable track record of successfully completing deals, resulting in Castle Square being awarded multiple corporate finance awards for its deals and services.

Rob joined the Castle Square team as a Partner in 2024 following 24 years in Corporate Finance Advisory roles including with Azets and Mazars.

Rob has a passion for working with owner managed businesses, with a focus on delivering value to shareholders and decision makers within the Yorkshire and UK mid market.

Outside of work, Rob is a keen cricket fan and follows closely the fortunes of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

Brad joined Castle Square Corporate Finance in 2021 following roles with BNY Mellon and EY in Manchester. He was promoted to Director in 2024.

Brad qualified as a Certified Chartered Accountant with the ACCA in 2020 and joined the Castle Square team seeking a new challenge within Corporate Finance following 12 years in Audit & Assurance and Investment Services.

Having graduated with a First-Class Honours in Economics and Finance from the University of Leeds in 2018, Joe previously worked in Restructuring and Insolvency for a Yorkshire based Insolvency Practice for a number of years until joining the Castle Square team in mid-2021. Joe joined Castle Square as an Advisor to pursue a career in Corporate Finance, having a long-standing interest in the industry and is currently studying to become a Certified Chartered Accountant with the ACCA.

Having qualified as a ICAEW Chartered Accountant with the ACA in 2022, Josh joined the Castle Square team as an Advisor, following his interest in the Corporate Finance industry and in pursuit of a new challenge.

Prior to joining Castle Square, Josh had studied Accounting and Financial Management at the University of Sheffield, where he graduated in 2019. Following this, he worked for a Big 4 accounting practice, where he gained 4 years invaluable experience within the Audit service line, working primarily alongside some of the largest private companies in the UK.

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