Begbies Traynor, the UK’s leading business rescue, recovery and restructuring specialist, was awarded Best Financial and Business Media Relations at the CorpComms Awards 2009, for the ongoing promotion of its ‘Red Flag’ statistics, which identify in real time those UK companies with material financial problems.
This project has not only boosted Begbies Traynor’s positioning as a leading authority in its field, but has also highlighted key individuals in the press, notably Nick Hood, London partner and Executive Chairman of its international arm, the Begbies Global Network. The quarterly Red Flag statistics have created the opportunity for primetime broadcast, generating prominent thought-leadership pieces in the National press and has given the company an authoritative voice within the sector.
The awards, held in London on November 25th at Park Lane Hotel, commemorate exceptional work and creativity in corporate communications and cover a broad range of disciplines, from corporate responsibility to online annual reporting. The other companies shortlisted alongside Begbies Traynor were Abbey National, Egg Money and Telefonica Europe.
Andrew Dunn, Business Development Partner at Begbies Traynor, said:
“We are delighted to have been selected from a shortlist of incredibly prestigious brands. This award is testament to the hard work of our in-house team and our PR advisers at Smithfield to bring Red Flag to the attention of the premier broadcast, national, trade and online journalists.”
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.