Begbies Traynor Group

Insolvency director joins Begbies Traynor in Teesside

Claire Downson R
Date Published: 09/08/2023

The fast-growing Teesside operation of leading rescue and recovery specialist Begbies Traynor has further strengthened its team with the addition of experienced insolvency director Claire Dowson who is relocating from the firm’s Sheffield office and returning to her roots in the North East.

With 18 years’ experience in insolvency, Claire joined Begbies Traynor in Sheffield in 2015 having already passed the JEIB exams to become a licensed Insolvency Practitioner. She has been taking appointments for the last six years and has extensive knowledge of all aspects of corporate insolvency, including administrations, solvent liquidations and Creditors Voluntary Liquidations (CVLs), working across a wide range of sectors.

Claire, who was born in Darlington and still has family in the region, commented: “After eight years working for Begbies Traynor in South Yorkshire, the continued growth of our Teesside office provides a great opportunity for me to help bolster our offering to the North East market, while also returning to live and work in a region I know and love.

“I’m excited to be joining the team here in Teesside, adding capacity and knowledge to further grow our offering to businesses across the region at such a challenging time.”

Ian Royle, partner for Begbies Traynor who leads the Teesside office, said: “Over the last 12 months, our Teesside operation has seen record levels of clients requiring the firm’s services and in such a tough economic climate, it’s vital that we have experts like Claire on hand to support them. With 18 years’ experience in insolvency, she is a welcome addition to the team, enabling us to continue to provide high levels of corporate service – it’s also great to see local talent coming home to the North East.”

Begbies Traynor currently has ten offices and employs around 120 staff in Yorkshire, the Humber and the North East. It offers a full range of professional services including corporate recovery, investigations and risk, forensic accounting advice, corporate finance, property, funding, debt collection and personal insolvency.

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Ian began work at Wilson Pitts in 2000, which was later acquired by Begbies Traynor in 2006. Ian is a qualified insolvency practitioner dealing with all aspects of corporate insolvency and recovery.

Ian leads the firm's Teesside office and recently completed a two-year secondment with the impaired property department of a major clearing bank.

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