David Kendrick

David is a Partner in the Manchester office and also the head of UHY’s national automotive group.  He works closely with his portfolio of contacts to provide expert advice on strategic growth or exit planning.

He is Corporate Finance (CF) qualified, with over twelve years’ experience working closely with key clients and contacts to understand their long term objectives and then assisting with action plans to achieve these. He has acted as a trusted adviser for numerous privately owned businesses, working closely with them to maximise value on exit, as well as assisting acquisitive companies with their growth plans. He has advised on in excess of 100 transactions with estimated combined value of £350m.

David has significant experience in the automotive sector and is known as one of the leading professional advisers in the marketplace. Over recent years, David has regularly been involved with more than 1/3 of the transactions taking place annually within the automotive retail market, advising on a number of substantial and high profile deals.  In recognition of his expertise, he was ranked by Experian as Manchester’s most active corporate finance professional during 2016.

In 2016, David was also named in Accountancy Age’s ‘35 under 35’, which recognises the best and brightest young talent in the UK.

Outside of work he is Chairman of Lindow Cricket Club where he has played for over 18 years.


  • Acquisition advice
  • Disposal / exit planning
  • Long term strategic planning
  • Grooming businesses for sale
  • Commercial business advice