Begbies Traynor Group

Paul Appleton



A Chartered Accountant since 1989 and a Licenced Insolvency Practitioner since 1996, Paul enjoyed a meteoric rise through the ranks of David Rubin & Partners from tea-boy to tea-man – otherwise known as Managing Partner. After he took stewardship of the firm in 2002, it grew from a North London family firm to become a leading boutique insolvency and corporate recovery practice with a number of high-profile appointments, which brought BTG to their door in 2021.

Paul has assisted numerous individuals and companies in all walks of life, who have found themselves in invidious positions. He has been there to help professional football clubs and their owners, property and retail empires, IT and media moguls, multiple fashion houses and even a cheese-powered biogas plant! Paul’s clients are not limited to the UK – he has a plethora of contacts across Europe, North America and the rest of the world, enabling him to deal with complex structures including an international Ponzi scheme. Paul is always able to provide creative solutions for his clients.

In the fleeting moments between rescuing a business or pursuing a miscreant, you will find Paul engrossed in the worlds of film, theatre and music. He also has first-hand experience of life’s ups and downs having supported Arsenal Football Club as a season ticket holder since the age of four.

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31st Floor
40 Bank Street, London, E14 5NR

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