BOLTON-headquartered professional services group, K3 Capital Group, announces its new Managing Director.

Formerly Executive Vice President at ManpowerGroup, a HR solutions business, Ian Symes has joined K3, adding to the roster of employees that consists of over 550 staff across seven countries globally.

Mr Symes’ primary role will be to support the group's CEO, John Rigby, in leading the operations of K3’s business portfolio, using his international experience of leading businesses across Europe and North America.

Mr Symes said: “I am very excited to be joining such a forward-thinking and rapidly growing company, and I am looking forward to working alongside the existing management teams to help drive the Group to the next level.”

Mr Rigby said: “Ian brings an incredible wealth of leadership experience in B2B services, growing businesses across different sectors and geographies.

We are excited that he joins K3 Capital Group as we accelerate our business, increasing market share and expanding into new services and sectors.”

Established in 1998, K3 Capital Group plc is a ‘multi-disciplinary and complementary professional services group’ who advising UK small and medium-sized enterprises.

They have with operations throughout the UK, across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean.

Services provided by the Group fall into three key operating divisions:

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Company sales and business brokerage
  • Corporate finance services
  • Transaction services
  • Debt advisory


  • Research and development tax credit advisory
  • Tax investigations
  • Tax planning
  • Tax advisory


  • Restructuring advisory
  • Financial advisory
  • Creditor services
  • Forensic accounting and expert witness
  • Pensions advisory
  • Accelerated mergers and acquisitions