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David Rankin
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David Rankin
David is the face of Harwood Hutton’s international business, making initial contact with overseas-based business leaders, getting a picture of their strategic needs and steering them to the relevant specialists. He also handles business development on the home front.

David has extensive experience at the sharp end of corporate life, leading a number of successful enterprises, so he is well placed to offer general advice on the way forward.

He has recently been advising an Israeli entrepreneur on his acquisition of a stable of care homes in the UK, and he has been a sounding board for a quoted Australian business that wanted to expand from the UK into Ireland. Not surprisingly given his international brief, David has become Harwood Hutton’s go-to director on all matters Brexit.

In the early part of his career, David was a Business Advisory Partner, working with entrepreneurial clients. Latterly, he built and sold a number of businesses and was managing partner of a nine-location professional services group with a workforce of 650 people.

David enjoys leisure pursuits at either end of the adrenaline scale – from golf to zip-wiring – and, as befits someone who represented Great Britain as an age group triathlete, he likes to keep fit.

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    Robin Berry – Morgan Management
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    Andy McCarron, McCarron and Co
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    Qadeer Ahmed, MD, ABA Finance
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    Edward Finch, group MD, MRIB insurance brokers
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    Frank Wessely, Partner, Quantuma LLP
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    Karl Austen, MD, Surefoot Communications
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    Adam Fawsitt, Director, FHT Limited
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    Edward Finch, group MD, MRIB insurance brokers
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