Adam Rowlands FCCA - Partner

Adam is a co-founder of Keystone Partners and has unique mix of experience in both public practice (Top 10 and an Independent firm), transaction advisory roles and as a Finance Director in industry.

Adam set up Keystone Partners with co-founder Paul to offer an alternative to the traditional accountancy firm model, adding both sector specific transactional knowledge and commercial “FD” experience as part of an integrated compliance and advisory service.

During Adam’s career he have acted for a range of clients including Entrepreneurial Owner-Managed      Businesses, Private Equity Firms, Listed Companies (UK and Overseas) and High Net Worth individuals.

Adam is an ACCA qualified Accountant and has a Business degree from Nottingham Trent University, in addition to a Post Graduate Award in Business Administration from The University of Warwick.



Neil Meredith ACA - Operating Partner

Neil joined Keystone as Chairman, he advises on transactions and supports clients as a retained non-executive director.

During his career he has provided corporate finance advice and funding to a range of clients with a focus on entrepreneurial growing businesses. Previous roles include being a Big Four partner in the M&A teams at both KPMG and EY, and a private equity investor.

He has advised on c.100 transactions across a range of sectors including industrials, hospitality, leisure, consumer and retail. Transactions range from raising private equity and development capital to debt refinancing and full sales to trade and PE buyers. In addition to advising businesses seeking an IPO as an exit route.

Neil is an ACA qualified accountant and has an Economics degree from Nottingham University.


Paul Rowlands FMAAT - Partner

Paul is a co-founder of Keystone Partners and has over 30 years’ experience as a Finance Director of multiple SME businesses.

Paul set up Keystone Partners with co-founder Adam, also to offer an alternative to the traditional accountancy firm model, adding commercial “FD” knowledge and experience as part of an integrated service.

Earlier in his career, he gained experience in public practice in compliance and accountancy roles both for a large independent practice, as well as time spent with one of the Big 4 firms, before moving to join a management team as a Finance Director. During his time in industry, Paul has acquired smaller “bolt on businesses” and project managed successful shareholder exits.

Paul is a BSc (Hons) graduate and was one of the earliest members of the AAT.


Nigel Spedding ACA - Operating Partner

Nigel joined the Keystone team as an Operating Partner in 2021.

He is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience of advising entrepreneurial companies on all different types of transactions within the £5m -£100m deal range.

Prior to joining Keystone he has a ‘Big 4’ background with deep technical grounding and wide exposure to businesses with diverse operating models and cultures across a broad range of sectors.



Gurdeep Dhami ACA - Advisor

Gurdeep joined the Keystone team as an Advisor.

She is responsible for advising on Keystone transactions and retained projects.

Prior to joining Keystone she trained at RSM and has over 10 years experience working within their financial due diligence team.

Gurdeep is an ACA qualified accountant and has an Accounting and Finance degree from the University of  Manchester.


Lauriane Djermani - Associate

Lauri has over 10 years’ experience in marketing and administration roles.

She supports the partners with the research and origination projects, in addition to managing the firms CRM system, MBI & NED database and marketing campaigns.

Prior to joining Keystone, Lauri graduated from Paris Marne la Vallee with a History degree. She is also fluent in French, English and Italian.


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