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Professional placement for student

20 December 2016

Financial analytics software

Lexington Corporate Advisors has partnered with Cardiff Business School and Cardiff University to offer internships to students striving to make an impact in the corporate finance world.

As part of the initiative, the firm has taken on Alexandra Ross as a Corporate Finance Research Analyst.

Alexandra is in her second year of studying a Business Management degree (BSc). She is already part-qualified as an Accounting Technician having taken AAT exams before studying for her degree and is hoping to enter the corporate finance profession after graduation.

Co-founder Mr Gary Partridge said: “We are delighted to have Alexandra on board for the next few months.

“This is a great opportunity for her to gain hands-on experience researching buyers for sale and disposal transactions in a fast-paced and thriving firm.

“Alexandra shows real promise. She already has a great understanding of the business world and we hope to help her develop her corporate finance skills and knowledge during her internship with us..."

“This collaboration has also strengthened our links with Cardiff University which we feel will help to invest in Lexington’s future and that of graduates hoping to enter the corporate finance profession.”

Gary Partridge, Co-founder, Lexington Corporate Advisors

Alexandra is the latest newcomer to join Lexington Corporate Advisors since its involvement with the Santander Universities SME Internship programme, which looks to improve graduates’ employability by partnering with universities and local businesses throughout the UK to offer good quality internships across a range of sectors.

On her internship, Alexandra, said: “I am extremely excited to start my placement in the New Year, it will offer the opportunity for me to apply theory I have learnt from my AAT Level 3 qualification and Cardiff Business School in a professional environment. In addition, I believe my colleagues at Lexington will offer me all the support I need to excel in my role..."

"From this experience I am certain it will set me in good stead for my final year at university.”

Alexandra Ross, Second year Business Management student

Alex Hicks, Placement Manager at Cardiff Business School, added: “We have been working with Lexington for the past 12 months and it is great to see the company grow and develop, and for our students to be a part of that story..."

Alex Hicks

“Employability is a major focus for us and we are committed to providing high quality professional placements for students. Our relationship with Lexington is a great example of how we are working with Welsh SMEs to facilitate that and deliver mutual benefits."

Alex Hicks, Placement Manager at Cardiff Business School

"Business is provided with access to creative, knowledgeable, ambitious students while students are afforded the opportunity to gain practical experience and build their professional network before graduating.”

Lexington Corporate Advisors was set up in January 2016, by Gary Partridge and Nigel Greenaway. The entrepreneurial advisory boutique specialises in providing strategic advice targeted at business growth, acquisitions, disposals and fund raising.

Drawing upon Gary and Nigel’s combined network, knowledge and over 40 years’ experience of working in corporate finance, Lexington works right across the UK as Lead Advisor providing hands-on, trusted advice to companies and their owners seeking to facilitate growth and crystallise value.

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