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The Shorts team is excited and proud to have been shortlisted once again for the 2024 Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards. Following on from our four category wins at last year's event, we are thrilled to have been shortlisted for three awards this year.

Our Corporate Finance team has worked extremely hard throughout another successful year, and we are pleased to see the team's commitment and focus recognised with these award nominations.

Nominations in three categories

This year, our Corporate Finance team has been shortlisted in three categories:

  • Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year
  • Deal of the Year (£10m+)
  • Dealmaker of the Year, Andy Ryder

Andy Ryder, our Corporate Finance Partner, was awarded the prestigious Dealmaker of the Year award last year, and a repeat nomination is a testament to the continued success and innovation of Andy and his team at Shorts.

Our history with the Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards


The Shorts Corporate Finance team are no strangers to the Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards, and has won several awards over the years, including:

  • 2023: Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year
  • 2023: Deal of the Year (£10m+) Management buyout of Wincro Metal Industries
  • 2023: Innovation Investment Award: Investment in Sitehop by Mercia
  • 2023: Dealmaker of the YearAndy Ryder
  • 2020: Deal of the Year (up to £2.5m)
  • 2018: Emerging Dealmaker of the Year (Ellie Wilcockson)
  • 2018: National/International Deal of the Year
  • 2018: Deal of the Year (up to £2.5m)
  • 2017: Mid-market Deal of the Year

As is customary for the awards, the winners will be revealed at a glamorous black-tie event at Sheffield City Hall on Thursday 6 June.


We extend our best wishes and warmest congratulations to all of shortlisted companies and dealmakers.


Jo Grant

Jo is the Senior Marketing Manager at Shorts Chartered Accountants.

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