A trio of new recruits have joined Cardiff-based Lexington Corporate Finance.

Adam Jones, Charlie Lesbirel and Jade Burgess have all joined the firm this year following a 2020 during which the company experienced record growth, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jones joins the team as an executive following three years at Deloitte, during which time he worked his way up to become an assistant manager at the Cardiff office. His role will involve supporting the team on completing business disposals and succession-driven management buy-outs.

Meanwhile, Lesbirel has joined the firm as part of the Cardiff Capital Region’s graduate scheme. He will study to become a chartered accountant alongside his role as an associate at Lexington.

The duo of appointments follows on the heels of Burgess, another master’s student, and member of the graduate scheme – this time from Swansea University – who joined the firm earlier this year.

The Cardiff Capital Region’s graduate scheme aims to enhance productivity, innovation, and economic growth by linking talented graduates with ambitious businesses.

Gary Partridge, managing director at Lexington, said: “Developing the next generation of talent is a key ingredient of the longer-term success of Lexington. The strength of our team is our biggest asset and we’re delighted to welcome this trio of talent to Lexington.

“We have made significant progress over the last year in growing our business to be one of the largest independent corporate finance specialists in Wales and we will continue to invest in our team to support this growth.”

During 2020 Lexington’s fee income almost doubled year-on-year, while the firm was also a winner at Insider’s Wales Dealmakers Awards.

Partridge added: “In their short time at Lexington, Adam, Charlie and Jade have already showcased that they share the values and ethos of our organisation, and I cannot wait to see them grow alongside the business.

“Finally, I want to extend a big thank you to all the clients that we’ve had the opportunity to work with, as well as the other advisors and funders who supported on all of our transactions as we have continued to grow throughout 2021. We are looking forward to 2022 with a strong pipeline of new transactions to complete successfully.”