Published: 26th June 2019
Leading insolvency and business recovery specialists, Begbies Traynor, has expanded its team in the South West with the appointment of Mike Dyer as Senior Business Development Manager.
Mike, who will work from Begbies Traynor’s Bristol and Bath offices, joins the firm having spent 4 years in business development roles in the insolvency, rescue and recovery industry. He also brings a wealth of experience across sectors including hospitality, leisure, retail and property. His role at Begbies Traynor will see him build links with the business community across the South West and South Wales to ensure Begbies Traynor is on hand to support companies facing financial difficulty in today’s uncertain economic climate.
Commenting on his appointment, Mike Dyer says:
“Our latest figures show that the current uncertainty is having a real impact on businesses in the region, with just over 7000 businesses in Bristol and Bath currently in ‘significant financial distress’.
“That’s why it is more important than ever that companies receive good quality business recovery advice. Having access to the right guidance can help rescue even the most distressed company, to both preserve the business as a going concern, and help secure employment.”
Mike’s appointment also builds on Begbies Traynor’s wider offering to businesses in the region, since launching its ‘Handpicked Accountants’ brand. Handpicked Accountants is an online network of recommended and trusted firms that enables individuals, small and large businesses to search and review a large database of verified and fully regulated finance professionals. It also provides a platform for accountancy firms in the region to reach new clients.
Paul Wood, partner at Begbies Traynor in Bristol, comments:
“Mike’s appointment will enable us to further strengthen our relationships with businesses and advisors across the South West and build on our strong track record of helping ailing businesses to achieve the best outcome for all parties involved.”
Neil Vinnicombe, partner at Begbies Traynor in Bath added:
“In particular, he will be looking to further expand our Handpicked Accountants network here in the region. For businesses and individuals, it provides peace of mind that the accountant they choose has been fully vetted, and for accountants, it provides further verification of their credentials, as well as a new route to market.”
Neil joined Begbies Traynor in 2003. He successfully sat the JIEB exams in 2005 and is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner. He has 29 years' insolvency experience having previously worked at KPMG, Ernst & Young and Grant Thorton in Bristol.
He has a broad range of experience in Corporate Recovery and Rescue and works from the Bristol and Bath offices.