Kingston Smith’s corporate recovery and insolvency arm, Kingston Smith & Partners, has recruited Dale Hernon as Head of Client Services. Hernon joins the firm from Begbies Traynor where he led the group to second in personal insolvency appointment rankings, based on statistics recorded by The  Insolvency Service. He brings with him his colleague Daniel Bodgi. Kingston…

LendInvest has appointed Ian Boden as Sales Director. Boden joins LendInvest with over 35 years’ experience in financial services, specialising in buy-to-let and commercial mortgages. During his career, Ian has held a variety of roles from wealth management and customer relationship management to senior management positions. Most recently, Boden was head of commercial mortgages and…

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed Chris Hardy as a partner in its restructuring advisory practice. Hardy joins RSM from Close Brothers Invoice Finance where he was a regional director responsible for invoice finance and asset based lending teams across London, the South East and East Anglia. Prior to that he held positions…

Alternative business funding provider, ThinCats, has recruited an Origination Manager for Scotland. Geoff O’Brien will be the key contact for Scotland, leading all new business origination across the region. O’Brien has significant, relevant experience for the position, through his Director level roles at the likes of Santander and Clydesdale Bank, specialising in Business Development, supporting…

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions has appointed Morgan Vessier as new Head of Risk. Vessier, who joined the BNP Paribas Group in 2005, has worked across several key business units, including BNP Paribas Personal Finance, where he served as the Head of Center for Scoring, and the Turkish Economic Bank (TEB), where he acted as Director…

Business rescue and recovery specialist, Begbies Traynor has appointed Kris Wigfield as Partner in its Sheffield office. Wigfield joins Begbies from Wilson Field, where he acted as its Sheffield-based national head of sales for five years, qualified accountant and insolvency practitioner. Julian Pitts, regional managing partner for Begbies Traynor in Yorkshire, said: “We are really…

Hilco Valuation Services has announced the appointment of Nat Baldwin as Director of Intellectual Property (IP) Services Europe. Baldwin will assume business development responsibility for the United Kingdom and European intellectual property appraisal and disposal practice at Hilco Valuation Services, assisting clients in identifying, preserving, and extracting value from these key assets within corporate transactions.…

The Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) has announced that  Liz Bingham OBE has agreed to join the Association’s team to assist Council and support the CEO, management team and staff. Bingham’s role will be in part ambassadorial, and in part focused on helping the IPA with its own strategic review and implementation of its IIP standards. Bingham’smost…

Ferguson Litigation Funding (FLF) has announced that is has hired business development and client care specialist Paul Cooklin, joining from litigation funder Manolete Partners, where he was chief operating officer. Cooklin has worked in the legal profession since 1984 and has extensive knowledge of the domestic and international commercial and business law sector. Cooklin joins from litigation…

The Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL) has today announced its new executive committee for the upcoming year. The new board will take effect as of the 1st September 2017.  The board will continue to comprise seven directors who will act as a guiding influence, while providing direction and decision making to the Association. Benson Hersch,…

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