Updated: 6th October 2018
The business of specialist management accountancy firm EK Williams has been sold via a pre-pack administration to a company owned by the former management. The sale was successfully negotiated after a period of marketing and discussion with interested parties. The company had provided bespoke services to petrol forecourt retailers since 1935. After acquiring another accountancy firm in 2010 the economic downturn caused difficulty in the company making the deferred payments, which led the directors to seek help from Begbies Traynor. The sale saved 27 jobs and provided continuity for its many blue chip customers.
A Licensed Insolvency Practitioner with an MBA degree, Paul joined the Manchester office of Begbies Traynor in 2009. Prior to joining, Paul was working at Dawson White, the IVA provider for an OFT approved debt management company. Paul also spent 11 years at Baker Tilly with two secondments with Motor Retail lenders, including Ford Financial. He has extensive experience of all insolvency procedures and also has a background in property based on his RICS accredited BSc Land Management degree.