I am John Gillibrand and live in Bolton, I am a patron of Bolton Lads and Girls Club and also a life member of Middleton Cricket Club where I played for many years and an avid Man City fan.

I am a partner in our M&A team based in Manchester and have been a partner in the firm for over 20 years. I specialise in advising private shareholders and private equity owners about how they can release some or all of the value in their business, make acquisitions, non-core disposals or raise capital for growth. A focus on the Financial Services but a wide range of transactional experience across a number of sectors.

I established our RSM Nedwork in the North West which now has over 300 members, working closely with NEDs on opportunities.  Developing non-executive director relationships within the Northwest and Nationally for RSM and for the NEDs we work with.