RSM UK appoints partner to lead performance improvement and turnaround practice

11 September 2023

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM UK has appointed Ben Collett as partner to lead the firm’s performance improvement and turnaround practice within consulting.

Based in RSM’s Birmingham office, Ben is a highly experienced turnaround and transactions professional of 25 years. He joins from financial advisory firm Kroll and has held previous roles as strategic projects director at IMI PLC and KPMG. 

At RSM, Ben will focus on helping companies improve profitability, working capital and cashflow. His work covers companies in turnaround and performance improvement situations as well as those engaged in buy side and sell side transactions. 

Ben has particular expertise in manufacturing and engineering as well as broad experience across many other industries. He works with corporate and private equity clients, helping them identify, plan and deliver operational changes to improve financial performance and shareholder value. 

Ben Collett, partner at RSM UK, said: ‘Given the current economic challenges and disruption following Covid, there are huge pressures on UK businesses but also significant opportunities. Changes to supply and demand patterns create potential for companies that are prepared to amend their operating models, to reduce costs and renegotiate their financing arrangements. I am looking forward to working with management teams in the middle market to help them implement the changes needed to deliver these opportunities and maximise future value.’

Kirsty Sandwell, head of consulting at RSM UK, said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Ben to RSM – his credentials and industry knowledge will support our deal services, business transformation and restructuring solutions in consulting. I look forward to working with him as we expand the firm’s performance improvement and turnaround practice. His strong understanding of what best practice looks like will ensure we continue offering premium solutions to our clients in this challenging economic climate and beyond.’ 

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