Date Published: 30th May 2012
Begbies Traynor Group is bringing together its Leeds teams under one roof with plans for 22 staff from its offices in Glendevon House on Coal Road to relocate to its city centre base in Bond Court in June 2012.
Under the leadership of regional managing partner Julian Pitts, senior partner David Wilson and office managing partner Bob Maxwell, the combined operation will continue to offer a full range of professional services including insolvency and corporate recovery, restructuring, investigations and risk, and pensions.
The move will boost the Bond Court office to 56 staff and bring all of the firm’s teams in the city together under one roof for the first time.
“Our various teams work hand in glove across numerous offices in Yorkshire, but this is the first time we will be able to enjoy the efficiencies of working from one Leeds office. One of our strengths is the broad experience and range of complementary services we offer, and being based in the same space is going to further add to these benefits,” explained Julian Pitts.
David Wilson added:“By having our 56-strong Leeds teams together in the same building, we will be able to combine the strengths of both offices – our Bond Court office has traditionally handled bank-driven insolvency and restructuring work while Glendevon House has been advisory-led. The move makes perfect sense and allows us to operate from a more efficient cost base.
“By bringing together the skills sets of both, we will be able to use the breadth and depth of expertise to provide a more efficient, seamless service to clients,” he concluded.
Following the move, Begbies Traynor Group will have eight offices in Yorkshire and the North East employing a total of 106 staff.
Following graduation from the University of Hull, Julian qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in Leeds. In 1989 he was the joint founder of Wilson Pitts, a specialist independent practice dealing with all aspects of insolvency and corporate recovery work. Subsequently in 2006, the Wilson Pitts practice was acquired by Begbies Traynor where Julian is now the Regional Managing Partner for the North-East region.
Julian has significant experience in advising SMEs and their stakeholders, seeking innovative solutions to financial challenges.
With family roots in Devon, Julian has been a life-long supporter of Plymouth Argyle and he also spends time rallying a Mk1 Lotus Cortina as well as trying to reduce his golf handicap.