Grant Thornton UK, the corporate finance advisor, has appointed Trefor Griffith as the new head of its food and beverage division. Voted “Young Dealmaker of the year for Wales” in 2007, Griffith has worked for Grant Thornton since 1998, heading up the Cardiff and Bristol Corporate Finance Advisory team before joining the firm's London team in 2009. Grant Thornton's head of markets and industries, David Maxwell, said: "Grant Thornton has a well-established multi-disciplinary F&B team which is respected in the industry. Trefor's appointment is part of our growth agenda and the development of a leadership position in our chosen markets of which F&B is one.” Griffith said: "I am delighted to have been asked to head up our Food and Beverage sector. This is a key sector for Grant Thornton in the UK and internationally. As always there are a number of issues for businesses in the food and beverage sector to deal with and we can provide a number of value added services focussed on the needs of the sector.”