Begbies Traynor has promoted Huw Powell to the role of Partner at its Cardiff and Swansea offices.
Huw, previously an appointment taking director with Begbies Traynor, has more than 15 years' experience helping businesses going through financial difficulties. He is a chartered certified accountant and is also JIEB qualified, and joined Begbies Traynor 12 months ago.
Huw, aged 37, who lives in Cardiff, said: "I am delighted to be promoted to the position of Partner in our Cardiff and Swansea offices. As well as delivering some excellent outcomes for stakeholders in high profile insolvencies, the uncertain political and economic landscape has given us the opportunity to advise a wide range of underperforming businesses. These additional workstreams would simply not be possible without a great team and without us benefitting from being part of the UK's leading independent corporate rescue and recovery practice, which often means we have excellent relationships with all stakeholder groups.
"Our range of contacts and networks, coupled with the experience and background of our team, means we have the complete solutions to companies looking for business advice or to restructure."
Julie Palmer, Regional Managing Partner at Begbies Traynor, said: "Huw's promotion is testament to the work he has put into helping further develop our Cardiff and Swansea offices, as well as recognition of the contacts he has across Wales and the South West, and the depth of his experience helping advise businesses across a range of disciplines, including restructuring and insolvency.
"As a company, we are very proud of the breadth of experience amongst our senior team, which means we are readily able to make a tangible difference to business going through difficulties and can often help them get back to a position of growth and stability."
Julie is a law graduate who qualified with Price Waterhouse in 1994. Julie joined Smith & Williamson in 1997 and became a partner in 2001. With Mike Stevenson, Julie set up Middleton Partners offices in Salisbury and Southampton, both of which are now part of Begbies Traynor.
Julie is a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association and is a Fellow of The Association of Business Recovery Professionals. Julie deals with all aspects of Corporate Recovery and turnaround work and takes all form of personal insolvency appointments.