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Chris Lawton promoted to partner at Begbies Traynor in Preston

Chris Lawton Has Been Promoted To Partner At Begbies Traynor In Preston
Date Published: 09/06/2023

Begbies Traynor, the leading corporate restructuring and insolvency firm, is delighted to confirm the promotion of Chris Lawton to the position of partner at its office in Preston.

Lawton joined Begbies Traynor in 2016 and is a licenced Insolvency Practitioner, having qualified in 2019. Chris has been leading the Preston office in the role of Insolvency Director.

In his new role as partner, Lawton will play a pivotal role in shaping the future direction of the firm across Lancashire, supporting its growth initiatives in the region, and further enhancing its reputation for excellence.

Chris Lawton, partner at Begbies Traynor, said:

 "I am delighted to be appointed as a partner at Begbies Traynor in Preston. This promotion is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team, as well as the firm's commitment to fostering professional growth.

“I am excited about this opportunity to continue serving our clients and professional associates across the region with our corporate restructuring and insolvency services."

Paul Stanley, North West Regional Managing Partner of Begbies Traynor, said:

 "Chris Lawton's promotion is a well-deserved recognition of his outstanding performance and invaluable contributions to our firm. His deep knowledge of the industry, combined with his strong leadership skills, has been instrumental in driving our success in Lancashire. We are thrilled to have Chris as a partner, and we are confident that he will continue to excel in his new role, further strengthening our position as a leading provider of restructuring and insolvency services."

As a partner at Begbies Traynor, Lawton will leverage his extensive experience to oversee complex insolvency cases, lead client engagements, and provide strategic guidance to businesses facing financial challenges. His promotion reflects the firm's commitment to nurturing talent and empowering its professionals to thrive in a dynamic industry.

Begbies Traynor is the UK's leading corporate restructuring and insolvency firm, providing expert advice and services to individuals, businesses, and financial institutions facing financial distress nationwide.

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Paul qualified as a chartered accountant in 1987 with Arthur Andersen an international accounting practice. He worked on audits, management consultancy and buy out due diligence before specialising in insolvency and investigations. In 1990 he was granted an insolvency licence by ICAEW.

He worked on the Robert Maxwell private company administrations in the Middle East in the early nineties and developed strong banking relationships. In 1993 he joined up again with ex-Andersen's colleague Ric Traynor as Ric's first partner in the firm which later changed its name to Begbies Traynor. Paul acts as managing partner in the Manchester office and sits on both the firm's management and technical committees. He has a reputation as a straight-talking, honest advisor who is both technically strong and commercial.

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