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Begbies Traynor appoints senior insolvency manager to head its Teesside office

Ian Royle

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| November 14th 2012

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Begbies Traynor appoints senior insolvency manager to head its Teesside office

Senior insolvency manager Ian Royle has been appointed to lead the Teesside office of rescue and recovery specialist Begbies Traynor as it builds its presence in the region.

With more than 12 years’ experience in insolvency, Ian started his career with Wilson Pitts in Leeds in 2000 before the firm joined Begbies Traynor Group in 2006. He sat the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency in 2005 and in 2008 he passed the JIEB exams to become a licensed Insolvency Practitioner.

Ian has extensive experience in corporate insolvency with specific experience in the SME market, working across a range of sectors. He also has excellent knowledge of bank driven restructuring, recovery and insolvency having spent two years on secondment with a major clearing bank specialising in commercial real estate and restructuring.

Ian was promoted to insolvency manager in 2009, based at the firm’s Leeds office, later becoming senior insolvency manager. In his new role, Ian will head Begbies Traynor’s office in Thornaby, Stockton which opened two years ago.

“Since opening our Teesside office in 2010, there has been continuing demand for our services from companies throughout the area which are facing tough economic conditions,” comments Andy Haslam, Begbies Traynor partner based in the North East. “With his strong track record of advising businesses in distress, we believe Ian will be key to building our profile in Teesside and ensuring that companies are aware that there are experienced professionals locally to whom they can turn for help.”

Ian comments: “I look forward to further building Begbies Traynor ‘s presence in Teesside, offering the full range of services from a national firm, but with a local touch.”

Ian will primarily be supported by the firm’s directors of insolvency Simon Lundy and Gillian Sayburn together with director of banking advisory services, Mark Whitaker, corporate finance partner Chris Appleby and commercial finance consultant Ian Pratt.

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Ian began work at Wilson Pitts in 2000, which was later acquired by Begbies Traynor in 2006. Ian is a qualified insolvency practitioner dealing with all aspects of corporate insolvency and recovery.

Ian leads the firm's Teesside office and recently completed a two-year secondment with the impaired property department of a major clearing bank.

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