Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Needle Mackenzie Spencer would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Instead of sending a traditional Christmas card, we have made a donation to Cavendish Cancer Care.  Find out more about the important work they do at

Our offices will close at 5pm on Friday 22nd December and will reopen on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.


New Appointment to Strengthen Needle Mackenzie Spencer Team

Zaya Wickham has been appointed to strengthen the team at Needle Mackenzie Spencer.  Zaya, who graduated from London Met with an MBA whilst studying for her ACCA qualification, has gained valuable work experience in London with the internal audit department at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.  Shehas also worked as a tax assistant at KPMG, followed by a role as a client accountant in an offshore trust company.

Zaya said: "I am very excited to be part of a company that focuses on client success and building long-term relationships. With such a positive business attitude, it will be exciting to be part of the growth in the years to come."

Chris Sellars, MD of Needle Mackenzie Spencer, said: "Zaya is a fantastic addition to the business. Her knowledge and experience will add real value to the advice she offers when speaking to clients."

This latest appointment marks the end of a busy year for Needle Mackenzie Spencer with the joint venture of Needle Partners and Mackenzie Spencer taking place in June, closely followed by the appointment of Matt Milnes in July.

Chris comments: “It has been a fantastic year for us.  The energy that has been generated by our joint venture and new appointments has been really inspiring.  We are extremely busy with active transactions and have many more in the pipeline with no obvious signs of slowdown.  This is really encouraging for us as well as the wider corporate finance market.”


Staff Enrol with Mindshop to Enhance Client Services

As part of our consistent drive to improve client service and enhance the knowledge and candid advice we provide, Sarika Bhimjiani (Grey and Green)and Matt Milnes (Needle Mackenzie Spencer) have enrolled on the Mindshop programme. 

Designed by a consultant group originally from Australia, Mindshop brings together over 1,000 advisors to pool ideas, experiences and learning.  Focussed around business improvement skills, it offers a wealth of training, tools and support that enables more meaningful conversations with clients. 

Sarika and Matt will use their learning alongside their own experiences to challenge, guide and help clients overcome any obstacles or blockers that they may be experiencing.

Chris Sellars, MD of both businesses, comments: “By enrolling two of our key staff on the Mindshop programme, we’re demonstrating our commitment to delivering better quality conversations and outcomes for our clients.”

He continues: “I’m looking forward to watching how Sarika and Matt take what they learn and apply this to improve the advice element of our service and, ultimately, our clients’ businesses.  They will add real value when speaking to and advising clients, which will set us apart from our competitors.”

Matt comments: “I’m keen to develop strategic, longer-term business support for my clients.  The support Mindshop offers will be invaluable when sitting in front of owners who are looking to plan for the future or are unsure as to how to move forward with their business.”

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Winter 2017 Newsletter

The Winter issue of the Needle Mackenzie Spencer newsletter is now available to view by clicking on the link below:

Winter Newsletter 2017

This issue includes news about our commitment to improve client services through staff development, a new staff appointment and our Christmas message 

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