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Your professional team of advisers

Our team is a highly skilled mix of Analysts, Researchers and Chartered Accountants. There are no sales people at Camlee. We’re all qualified practitioners offering valuable, tailored advice built up through years of experience. To ensure you make the most of this, you’ll have your own dedicated adviser, who’ll work closely with you to achieve your business goals from start to finish.
 
 
 
Cameron Varley FCA

Cameron Varley FCA

Managing Director

Cameron is a chartered accountant (FCA) with over 25 years of experience in M&A. Having worked within the Corporate Finance teams of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Grant Thornton, Cameron then established the Camlee Group with Lee Wojtkiw in 2003.
 
Cameron has four children, almost all grown up and between doing deals and looking after the family, he even manages to sneak in the odd game of squash and badminton.
 

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Latest Deals

BCM Scaffolding Services

BCM Scaffolding Services
BCM Scaffolding Services
Industry: Construction
Buyer: MBI Team

Knight Meats

Knight Meats
Knight Meats
Industry: Food & Beverage
Buyer: Bidvest Group (South Africa)
Lee Wojtkiw FCCA

Lee Wojtkiw FCCA

Co-Founder

Lee is a qualified accountant with over twenty years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions. He established Camlee with Cameron Varley in 2003. Lee prides himself on providing frank and topical advice to clients on deal activity, valuations and process. As a Co-Founder like his clients, Lee is acutely aware of the confidentiality and commercial sensitives that come with undertaking a divestment process.    
 
Lee is married with two young children and when he is not exhausted from the lack of sleep, he is a keen sportsman, playing football, golf and following his true passion of snowboarding.    
 

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Latest Deals

UK Sundecks

UK Sundecks
UK Sundecks
Industry: Construction
Buyer: Omar Group Investments Limited

Eurobrick

Eurobrick
Eurobrick
Industry: Construction
Buyer: MBO Team
John Cooper

John Cooper

Director

With over 25 years of experience in the UK financial services market, John has expertise in a huge range of industry sectors. His business and strategic planning combined with a good understanding of individual objectives have earned him an outstanding track record in providing effective solutions to UK business owners.

John has been married for nearly 30 years and has 3 grown up daughters – needless to say, work provides a welcome relief!

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Jessica Bradbury ACCA

Jessica Bradbury ACCA

Associate Director

Jess has a first class honours degree in English and Politics from Lancaster University and is presently working towards the ACCA professional qualification. She began her career in the Corporate Finance market over five years ago as a corporate researcher and document writer, and has since spent nearly four years working as a Corporate Finance Executive for Camlee. Over this time, she has gained a wealth of experience working with many clients across a number of sectors.
 
Outside of work, Jess enjoys reading, rock climbing and Chinese kickboxing, she tries not to do them all at the same time.

“Jess was very supportive in the process and proactive in exploring a number of different options to bring the right buyer to the table.” Angelo, Managing Director of G.A. Engineering

 

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Latest Deals

Agenda1 Analytical Services

Agenda1 Analytical Services
Agenda1 Analytical Services
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Buyer: Concept Life Sciences Ltd

Eurobrick

Eurobrick
Eurobrick
Industry: Construction
Buyer: MBO Team
Chris Murthi ACA

Chris Murthi ACA

Associate Director

Chris obtained a degree in Management from The University of Manchester in 2015 before joining
Grant Thornton as an audit trainee on a graduate scheme. Chris spent four years at Grant Thornton and became an ACA qualified accountant before joining Camlee. Chris has worked on a range of clients in a wide variety of sectors, predominantly providing advice on sell-side engagements.

Chris spends much of his time on the golf course, he is proud to remind his colleagues that he is a
+2 handicap golfer and needless to say, never gets a chance to play his superiors. He also enjoys travelling and falling asleep watching Manchester United.

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Latest Deals

Applied Product Solutions

Applied Product Solutions
Applied Product Solutions
Industry: Refrigeration
Buyer: The Shilling Group

Richard Allitt Associates

Richard Allitt Associates
Richard Allitt Associates
Industry: Engineering Consultancy
Buyer: RSK Group Limited
Andrew Prigg FCCA

Andrew Prigg FCCA

Corporate Finance Executive

With a degree in Geology and 5 years’ experience working in Geoenvironmental Engineering, in 2010 Andrew made a career change, moving into accountancy. He achieved his ACCA whilst working for four years in the Entrepreneurial Business department of Deloitte in Manchester, principally working on audits of Owner Managed Businesses, pensions, law firms and charities.

Having left Deloitte, Andrew worked in industry for a £100m turnover AIM listed software company,
before moving into Corporate Finance in 2017 within a mid-tier accountancy firm. Here Andrew
gained experience of business transactions, being involved on both acquisitions and disposals,
before finally moving to Camlee in January 2021.

Outside of work, Andrew’s South West roots shine through as he is a keen supporter of Bristol
Rovers, Bristol Bears and has equal interest in following both Somerset and Gloucestershire in the
summer months; however, with two children at home, the time available to attend matches is
limited.

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Sam Oldfield

Sam Oldfield

Corporate Finance Executive

Having graduated in 2018 with a Masters’ degree in mechanical engineering from Liverpool John Moores University, Sam continued his working at a well established recruitment firm, where he had previously worked for several years and subsequently moved onto senior retained mandates.
 
Having left the recruitment industry in 2019 Sam joined the Money Plus Group where he led a small team for client origination in the legal department.

More recently Sam has moved into the world of corporate finance and is currently working towards an ACCA qualification whilst working on sell-side mandates within civil engineering, chemicals and distribution.
 
Outside of work Sam likes to play rugby, football, go hiking, privately invest, develop properties and insufferably support Manchester United.
 

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James Allmand-Smith ACA

James Allmand-Smith ACA

Corporate Finance Executive

James obtained a degree in BSc Accountancy at The University of Nottingham where he graduated in 2019. Whilst at university he attended annual placements with PwC commencing in his second year, and eventually joined the audit team full time after graduation.
 
Whilst at PwC he became a fully qualified ACA accountant before joining Camlee at the beginning of 2022. James has worked on a wide range of clients in a number of sectors including financial services, manufacturing, aviation, and distribution.

James is also a keen sportsman and enjoys playing hockey for his local team during the winter months and regularly ventures out onto the golf course in the summer months, where he maintains a single figure handicap.

He also runs his own six-a-side football team on a Wednesday evening, but due to his recent lack of fitness he often enjoys taking a more managerial role on the side-line where he can keep the bench nice and warm.
 

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Linda Gray

Linda Gray

Deal Origination Team

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John Poole

John Poole

Deal Origination Team

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Ivan Cohen

Ivan Cohen

Deal Origination Team

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Lindsey Fernandez

Lindsey Fernandez

Office Manager

During ten years in transport planning for one of the UK’s largest engineering consultancies, Lindsey managed many high value projects as a senior consultant. Since joining us, her attention to detail has been paramount in setting up, maintaining and developing internal processes and systems that support our Administration, HR, Credit Control and Procurement.
 

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Hayley Pilkington

Hayley Pilkington

Personal Assistant to the Directors

Hayley used her degree in Tourism Management to gain ten years of experience in a management role at Thomas Cook Airlines. She then stepped into the Blue-Chip environment, in the retail sector in sales and administration positions. At Camlee, Hayley is involved with Administration and Procurement.

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Scottish Office
 
 
Tom Faichnie

Tom Faichnie

Corporate Finance Director

Tom established Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance (Aberdeen) in 2017 (formerly named Hall Morrice Corporate Finance Limited) alongside Melanie Clark. He is an ICAS qualified Chartered Accountant specialising in Corporate Finance with over 20 years transaction experience, primarily in the oilfield services sector.

Tom began his career with KPMG. He later joined Deloitte as a director where he helped establish the Manchester transaction services team, before returning to Aberdeen to set up the oil & gas leveraged finance team in Barclays Bank, providing debt funding to private equity backed businesses.

Before DSW, Tom was a partner with RSM providing corporate finance and financial due diligence services (both on the buy side and sell side) to mid-market private equity houses.

Tom is a very experienced corporate finance practitioner and has advised on M&A transactions for corporate clients, national and regional private equity houses on over 100 deals across various sectors.

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Melanie Clark

Melanie Clark

Corporate Finance Director

Melanie established Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance (Aberdeen) in 2017 (formerly named Hall Morrice Corporate Finance Limited) alongside Tom Faichnie. She is an ICAS qualified Chartered Accountant specialising in Corporate Finance.

Prior to DSW, Melanie worked with KPMG, Simmons and Company and RSM where she gained a wide range of deal experience across a diverse range of sectors advising business owners, management teams and private equity investors.

Melanie specialises in M&A advisory, buy-side support and financial due diligence. She has strong skills in financial modelling and is responsible for building and maintaining bespoke financial models for a number of clients across various sectors.

She has been recognised as Scottish Accountant of the Year at the Business Insider Scottish Accountancy and Finance Awards 2018, Rising Star at the Northern Star Business Awards 2018 and an ICAS Top 100 Young CA 2018 and 2019.

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