Published: 7th July 2011
Specialist professional services organisation Begbies Traynor Group has announced three partner promotions at its Manchester head office.
Insolvency Directors Paul Barber, Jason Greenhalgh and Dean Watson have all been promoted to Partner level.
Paul Barber, who joined the Manchester office of Begbies Traynor in 2009, said:
“I am delighted to take on this position and am looking forward to expanding my role within the firm as it moves forwards.”
Jason Greenhalgh joined Begbies Traynor in 1989 as a Junior Administrator and has 22 years experience, dealing primarily with the SME market. He commented:
“Having been at the firm for many years, I’m excited by this opportunity and looking forward to using my experience to help tackle the challenges many businesses are facing in the current financial climate.”
Dean Watson is another longstanding member of the firm, with over 20 years of experience in the accountancy sector, of which the last 12 years has been with Begbies Traynor undertaking insolvency and restructuring assignments.
Dean says that he is looking forward to his new role:
“I am delighted to have been offered and accepted the role of Partner at Begbies Traynor. I look forward to building on my experience and continuing to work closely with companies, banks, financial institutions and fellow accountants to achieve positive solutions in situations where financial distress is present.”
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.