With the last 12 months seeing growing activity levels at the York and Stockton-on-Tees offices of leading insolvency specialist Begbies Traynor, the firm is further strengthening its team with the appointment of three senior insolvency managers.
Chris Cox, who joined Begbies Traynor ten years ago, has been promoted from manager to senior insolvency manager at the firm’s York office. Another insolvency specialist, York-based colleague James Crawford who has been with Begbies Traynor since 2008, has also been promoted to the role. After four years with Begbies Traynor, Jonathan Todd becomes a senior insolvency manager at the office in Thornaby, Stockton. All three are specialists in corporate and personal insolvency, distressed advisor and business investigations.
In addition, the Teesside team sees Warren Seals promoted to administrator and Stephanie Breckon becoming a senior administrator. In York, Jo Hudson also takes up the position of senior administrator.
David Broadbent, partner for Begbies Traynor in York and Teesside, said: “Over the last four years, we have really focussed on building our presence across North Yorkshire and Teesside. During the last 12 months in particular, we’ve seen increased demand for our services with the York and Stockton offices averaging over 30 potential instructions each month.
“Our loyal teams in the two offices have played a vital part in this success and these promotions recognise their hard work and talent. It is vital that we retain and nurture our experienced team to ensure that we maintain our high levels of service.”
Begbies Traynor 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, investigations and risk, forensic accounting advice, corporate finance, property, funding, debt collection and personal insolvency.
Dave began working in the insolvency sector in 1997 and in 2005 became one of the country’s youngest insolvency practitioners, taking formal appointments at David Horner & Co.
Having assisted David Horner with growing his own practice, which was acquired by Begbies Traynor in 2007, Dave created Broadbents Business Recovery Services (in 2010) with Andrew Peace. Following rapid expansion during the following five years, their business was purchased by Begbies Traynor in March 2015.
Dave specialises in small- to medium-sized owner-managed businesses, using the experience and skills obtained from a number of years within the sector, as well as those gained from running his own company. Whether it’s a PAYE employee, a self-employed trader or a director of a limited company, Dave takes pride in being able to find a number of solutions to a wide range of problems.
Using skills honed in his brief time as a schoolteacher, Dave has also run a number of seminars in Yorkshire and the North East for individual firms of accountants and solicitors and for larger groups of professionals at their well-attended spring/autumn events.