A night of celebration for our Corporate Finance team… including a Lifetime Achievement Award for Michael Smith

Congratulations to our very own Michael Smith, who was awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ last night at the Insider Dealmakers Awards!

It was a double celebration for our Corporate Finance team at the awards, as they also picked up ‘Deal of the Year (under £2.5m)’ with the MBO of Quanta Fabricom. A huge congratulations to the team.

For over 30 years, Michael Smith has been a huge personality in the world of Corporate Finance in our region. From his contagious laugh, to his passion for all things North East, Michael’s love of this great region shines through in everything that he does.

As colleagues, we describe him as an inspiration and one of the nicest people you will ever meet – as well as the office singer!

Michael first worked for Ernst & Young and then moved to MHA Tait Walker in 2000 to set up a brand new Corporate Finance service offering for the firm. Over the last 30 years, Michael has worked on some of the region’s most memorable deals. He has been a great inspiration to his team mates, a great support for many businesses and a celebrated dealmaker. Michael has been involved in over 270 deals, with some of the most memorable including working alongside Winn Solicitors, The Special Lab and HVR.

Michael’s efforts to support the region’s business community have spanned over many years, from mentoring, to sitting on various North East business boards and business improvement groups.

As Michael prepares to move to a Consultancy role over the next few years as he leads to retirement, it is with the support and thanks of everyone at MHA Tait Walker.

Congratulations to Michael, and well done on an outstanding contribution to the North East dealmakers community.