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Youngman to join rival broker after WH Ireland row

DAVID Youngman, the small cap finance veteran who quit stockbroker WH Ireland last year after a boardroom row, has resurfaced as head of corporate finance at Daniel Stewart’s Manchester office.

Youngman, who previously held the same corporate finance role at WH Ireland, left the firm in May along with deputy chairman Laurie Beevers.

The pair were suspended after voicing their opposition to some of their fellow directors, indicating they would not vote at the company’s general meeting in favour of resolutions to re-elect chairman Rupert Lowe, chief executive

Richard Ford, finance director Nigel Gurney or Roland Rudd, then a non-executive director.

Youngman said of his new role at small to mid cap stockbroker Daniel Stewart: “This is an exciting time to be joining a company of Daniel Stewart’s stature as it continues to grow its offering, focusing on both the public and private arenas.”