Date Published: 30th June 2022
Experienced insolvency practitioner, Chris Knott has joined Begbies Traynor’s growing
Staffordshire office to focus on further expanding the firm’s North Midlands practice.
Having been appointed by the firm as an associate director in the Birmingham office last
summer, and since promoted to director, Chris is returning to Staffordshire where he spent
more than a decade of his career and will support Michaela Daly who heads up the local
Chris is experienced in all case types, both corporate and personal, specialising in advising
owner-managed businesses across a wide variety of industries, including retail, construction,
energy, transport and agriculture.
Commenting on his new role with the firm, Chris said:
“I knew when I joined Begbies Traynor that it would be a fantastic opportunity to be part of
an experienced team. That’s exactly how it has played out and I’m really looking forward to
working alongside Michaela and the team to grow the practice across Staffordshire and the
“Throughout my career I’ve always strived to provide honest, forward-thinking advice and I
can’t wait to catch up with contacts across the region and get involved in supporting the local
business community once again.
“Undoubtedly, these are challenging times for many businesses with escalating costs and
many still reeling from the economic impact of the pandemic. We’re here to support those
businesses and would always urge directors to come and talk to us at their earliest
opportunity so that we can use all the tools at our disposal to focus on business rescue.”
Michaela Daly added: “We’re so pleased to welcome Chris to Begbies Traynor in
Staffordshire – his knowledge, expertise and commitment to delivering the highest standards
of service to clients will make him a valuable addition to our growing team.”
To find out how the Begbies Traynor team in Staffordshire can support your business,
please contact [email protected] or [email protected]
Michaela is a Director at Begbies Traynor Group and is jointly responsible for the Staffordshire Office.
Having begun her insolvency career in 1998, Michaela has gained a wealth of experience having had the opportunity to work alongside companies such as Port Vale (Valiant 2001) Ltd and Wedgwood Museum Trust Ltd. In addition, she has a high level of experience with personal insolvency, dealing with both bankruptcy and trading Individual Voluntary Arrangements.
Michaela is passionate about helping businesses recover; she is keen to assist in the very early stages of distress. By doing so, she hopes to maximise the options available and work alongside business owners to ensure that viable businesses can trade through their difficulties – back to profitability.
Alongside various guest speakers, Michaela hosts breakfast seminars for accountants, solicitors, bankers/funders and other professionals. These events are an ideal opportunity for CPD. Please contact Michaela, should you have any queries or wish to register your interest – either as an attendee or the opportunity to present as a guest speaker.