Nigel Barratt

Nigel Barratt, HURST Corporate Finance
Partner and Head of Corporate Finance
0161 429 2523

What I do

I work with clients to maximise value from transactions; the majority of which are company sales. We work closely with clients in preparing a company for sale, finding the right buyer and negotiating the best possible deal.

Where I've been

I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 with Grant Thornton in Leeds and subsequently moved to join Ernst & Young Corporate Finance in 1987. I left Ernst & Young in 1998 for a brief spell with Grant Thornton Corporate Finance before establishing my own corporate finance firm (LBC Corporate Finance). In order to develop my skills I then worked in industry as an interim finance director for 5 years before joining HURST in 2007.

What I've learned

Doing the right thing yields long-term rewards - this includes giving clients honest advice even if its not an easy conversation!

Why we're unlike any other accountant

We are focussed on the needs of owner-managed businesses-ultimately we act for people whose business means everything to them. This means that we fully understand the needs and aspirations of the business and its owners.


  • Favourite film: Witness
  • Favourite music: Early Bowie
  • Favourite food: Thai
  • Favourite city: Amsterdam

IMPORTANT: Hurst Accountants Limited uses the word “partner” in respect of its senior employees in its dealings with you to describe, respectively, a statutory director and senior employee of Hurst Accountants Limited. The statutory directors are: T Potter, M Jackson, S Brownbill, H Besant-Roberts, R Murphy, N Mistry.