Business recovery specialist Begbies Traynor has promoted two of its Birmingham office staff to appointment-taking director level.
Mark Malone and Gareth Prince’s promotions will bring to five the number of partners and directors in the Birmingham office.
Gareth, who lives in Lichfield, has worked in Begbies Traynor’s Birmingham office for the past ten years. Mark, who hails from Worcester, is also responsible for the development of the firm’s Cheltenham office.
Both achieved the Joint Insolvency Examination Board qualification in 2010, having previously qualified as Chartered Certified Accountants. Gareth and Mark have been part of the Begbies Traynor team in the Midlands since 2004 and 2005 respectively.
John Kelly, Regional Managing Partner for Begbies Traynor in the Midlands, said the appointments reflected the continued development of the team and the office in Birmingham. “I have worked with Mark and Gareth for many years and they have developed a wide experience in corporate recovery procedures and turnaround situations working with directors, banks and other stakeholders of distressed businesses,” he said.
“I am delighted they will both now be available to take appointments, which is a natural development in their careers. The Birmingham office covers a wide range of sectors from traditional manufacturing to professional practices and I look forward to Mark and Gareth’s continued progress in our office.”
Both men have spent time on secondment with two of the UK’s major clearing banks working in business support and special situation functions.
John has specialised in Corporate Recovery, Restructuring and Insolvency since 1977 and has accumulated an extensive experience in a wide range of sectors mainly in the East and West Midlands. A former partner in Ernst & Young and Kroll, John joined Begbies Traynor in 2004. He has gained a reputation for dealing with the more challenging cases for lending institutions whether it is for a recovery or restructuring assignments.
John is a past president of Birmingham and West Midlands Society of Chartered Accountants.