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Truro chartered accountant Francis Clark has further strengthened its corporate finance team with the appointment of Dr Dion Vaughan as a senior advisor.

Dr Dion Vaughan (r) with Mark Greaves, head of Corporate Finance at Francis Clark

Dr Vaughan has spent the last 15 years in corporate finance and is acknowledged as an accomplished deal finder. He specialises in the manufacturing and engineering sectors, metals and mining and technology.

He said: “I am very excited about this opportunity especially as Cornwall has many strengths, particularly in renewables, marine technology and natural resources.

“I also expect there to be resurgence in the manufacturing sector at the quality end of the market as demand increases, helped by the exchange rate.”

Mark Greaves, head of corporate finance at Francis Clark, which recently merged with Winter Rule, added: “Dion’s appointment is a significant step for us as we continue to grow our corporate finance team which is now 10 strong and the largest in the region.

“His appointment confirms our strategy of targeting all the major transactions in the South West and beyond. We hope to further strengthen our very talented team in the near future.”