25 October 2013 - Richard Pulford, Managing Director at DC Advisory's Manchester office has been named North-West Dealmaker of the Year at the Insider Dealmaker of the Year Awards 2013. The awards were attended by over 900 of the North-West region's most prominent dealmakers and business leaders and celebrated a year in which a measure of confidence returned to the market. Following an audience vote, Richard won from a shortlist of four nominees and thanked his team while accepting the award. Commenting on the win, Richard said: "Although confidence is definitely returning to the market, deals are still difficult to complete. As a firm we work very hard to provide thoughtful and high quality advice to make deals happen, and I’m very proud that this has been recognised by the market." The award comes amid a busy year for Richard’s North-West team who have advised on nine completed deals so far in 2013. Highlights have included an equity fundraising and subsequent acquisition for York Mailing; advising NASDAQ listed ATM services provider, Cardtronics, on its first ever public takeover in the UK; and again advising Cardtronics on its £100m acquisition of Cardpoint Services. Most recently, DC advised ISIS on the sale of On The Beach to Inflexion Private Equity. The wider DC business is equally busy, having advised on 71 transactions since the beginning of the year. -Ends-