Leading professional services firm Begbies Traynor has appointed Adam Southard as a director based at its Edinburgh office.
Adam joins from Invocas Financial Limited where he spent the last five years as an insolvency practitioner, having previously been with Kroll Ltd (now Alix Partners) gaining experience of working on large, complex administrations. Adam has a broad range of experience covering corporate insolvency, including Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs), and of volume personal insolvency.
From his base in Edinburgh, Adam will focus on generating work in the East and expanding a portfolio of consumer Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs).
Ken Pattullo, who leads Begbies Traynor in Scotland, said: “With tough economic conditions affecting both consumers and businesses, we are continuing to expand our team and Adam’s appointment will further strengthen our personal insolvency offering.”
Adam commented: “This is a great opportunity to join a well-established team and build on Begbies Traynor’s support for individuals or businesses facing financial problems by helping them to take control of their debts.”
With offices in Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen as well as Edinburgh, Begbies Traynor advises businesses throughout Scotland. It offers a full range of professional services including corporate recovery, investigations and risk, forensic accounting advice, property, funding, debt collection and personal insolvency.
Ken joined the Glasgow office of Begbies Traynor in 2003, before overseeing the firm's expansion into further offices in Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Belfast. He previously worked at KPMG, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Scotland. He has a broad range of experience in Corporate Rescue and Recovery, as well as in turnaround and restructuring, corporate and personal insolvency, investigations and IBRs.
Specialisms: Licensed trade, haulage, property investment/development, construction, agriculture engineering/manufacturing.