Close Brother hires NW head

Close Brothers, the UK corporate finance adviser, is to open an office in Manchester and has appointed a new managing director to head the office and its North West regional operations.

Pulford joins from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he has been a director in both Manchester and London corporate finance businesses since 2004. Prior to that he spent two years on secondment to the Takeover Panel, dealing with cases such as the £6bn hostile bid for 6 Continents and the takeover of Pizza Express.