Date Published: 5th May 2020
Experienced insolvency practitioner Laura Baxter has been promoted to director, based at Begbies Traynor’s growing offices in the Humber region.
After joining Begbies Traynor in 2012 as a senior insolvency administrator, Laura was appointed to the position of assistant manager in 2016, becoming a manager the following year. She was promoted to senior insolvency manager at the firm’s Hull office in 2019.
With over 13 years’ experience of providing insolvency advice to businesses and individuals, Laura previously working as a case administrator for another professional services firm for six years.
A fully qualified insolvency practitioner, Laura achieved her JIEB professional exams in corporate and personal insolvency in March 2019, passing first time. She specialises in corporate and personal insolvency, distressed advisor and business investigations.
Andrew Mackenzie, partner for Begbies Traynor in Yorkshire, said: “After eight years with Begbies Traynor, Laura has risen through the ranks, developing her skills and gaining experience supporting a wide range of businesses and individuals.
“Having experienced first hand Laura’s hard work and commitment to helping to develop our presence in the Humber region, including the opening of our offices in Grimsby and Scunthorpe, it is particularly satisfying to see her well-deserved success in achieving the position of director. As a firm, we are committed to nurturing talent in order to ensure we can provide the best service to our clients.”
Laura added: “Begbies Traynor has built a reputation as the leading independent rescue, recovery and advisory firm in the region and I have been fortunate to learn from such experienced colleagues. I look forward to working alongside Andrew and the team as we continue to support businesses, individuals and creditors across the county and beyond.”
Begbies Traynor’s Humber team is based at offices in Hull, Scunthorpe and Grimsby. The group currently has nine offices and employs around 100 staff in Yorkshire, the Humber and the North East. It offers a full range of professional services including corporate recovery, business review and disposals, investigations and risk, forensic accounting advice, corporate finance, property, funding, debt collection and personal insolvency.
Andrew is a qualified Insolvency Practitioner, a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has a degree in Accountancy and Finance. He has a broad range of experience in corporate rescue and recovery, restructuring, personal insolvency, business investigations, review work and funding solutions.
Having previously worked for PwC, Baker Tilly and BDO Stoy Hayward, Andrew joined the Leeds office of Begbies Traynor in January 2006. He opened a Hull office for the firm on 1 May 2008 and has more recently opened our offices in Scunthorpe and Grimsby.