Fortus Business Advisors & Accountants is welcoming the arrival of two senior finance specialists to its Creative Industries advisory team; one of the UK’s leading auditors, Mark Henshaw and corporate finance professional, Vasu Majumdar.
Mark Henshaw has a leading reputation within the Creative Industries, having previously been a member of the Firmwide Leadership Team and Head of Media & Entertainment at Grant Thornton – with over 20 years’ experience working as an auditor to a number of high profile media and technology businesses. His expertise lies within independent TV and film production, print and digital publishing, data and advertising & marketing services industries.
Joining as Non-Executive Director – Creative Industries, Mark will be working closely with and supporting the Fortus Creative Industries team to continue its growth nationwide across the sector, with a particular focus across London and the South of England.
Commenting on his appointment at Fortus, Mark said: “London’s the powerhouse for the creative industry in the UK and I’ve seen first-hand how much the creative industry has grown over the years, so I’m delighted to be able to support Fortus, in what is clearly a flourishing sector. My focus is to help Fortus and its clients fulfil their ambitions, and those of their stakeholders.”
Fortus is also welcoming Vasu Majumdar, who is joining the company as Senior Advisor – Corporate Finance – Creative Industries. Vasu has over a decade of experience within corporate finance for the Creative Industries, which has involved over 35 M&A deals, totalling a combined deal value of circa £5 billion. Prior to joining Fortus, Vasu led the Advertising and Marketing Services sector at Grant Thornton for 5 years.
Speaking on the senior appointments, Rob Quinn, Managing Director – Creative Industries at Fortus, said: “Having Mark and Vasu join the Fortus team is a pivotal moment in the long- term strategic plan for the business. The blend of expertise and experience they bring is going to be vital for not only the Creative Industries team, but for Fortus as a whole. We’re both delighted and excited to have them on board, as this immediately broadens our offering to both current and future clients within the sector.”
Fortus currently operates UK wide including offices located in the Creative Industry hotspots of London, Leeds and Milton Keynes, which is set to open its doors later this month.