Shoosmiths has announced the appointment of two new Partners in its corporate restructuring and M&A teams. Lemi McAuley, who will be based in Leeds, is a specialist in board advisory and transactional matters and has acted for a number of corporate clients, clearing banks, private equity providers and insolvency practitioners. His appointment means Shoosmiths now…

Deloitte has announced that it has appointed Martin Chapman as Restructuring Services Director. Chapman has joined the firm as a director from another ‘big four’ firm, where he was the national sector expert for restructuring in education. His experience includes working with higher education institutions, further education corporations, independent schools, private training providers, lenders to…

A sharp rise in the number of people ‘dying in debt’ has led Begbies Traynor to expand a specialist team. The company says that the number of cases involving the insolvent estates of deceased people is rising, largely due to more ‘hidden debts’ or unpaid care home fees being discovered. When the liabilities of an…

International debt collection specialist Atradius Collections has appointed a new Country Director for the UK and Ireland. Yvette Gray has taken the helm at Atradius Collections – a business she helped bring to the UK 13 years ago. With industry experience built up over nearly three decades,  Gray has been trade credit insurer Atradius since…

Insolvency and Restructuring trade association R3 has announced that it has appointed  Liz Bingham OBE as it new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Bigham joins R3 after a 35-year career in the insolvency and restructuring profession, during which she was a Managing Partner at EY, and was R3 President in 2013-14. Bingham replaces Emma Lovell, who…

LCF Law’s Insolvency and Corporate Recovery team has announced that it has appointed Mara Gosling as an Associate solicitor in the firm’s Leeds city centre office. Gosling will advise insolvency practitioners, businesses and financial institutions, as well as individuals and company directors, on all aspects of insolvency, business recovery and bankruptcy. She previously spent eight…

Logistics operator  Europa Worldwide Group has promoted Adam McBride from Commercial Controller to Finance Director. Since he joined in 2016 McBride has played at integral role in developing new financial systems including the launch of Leo Finance, Europa’s internal IT system, and delivered a new reporting system to create a more efficient way of reviewing finances…

Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of Richard Foote as its Regional Managing Director for London and the South East as it looks to support more businesses seeking funding. Foote joins from ABN AMRO Commercial Finance (“ABN”) where he held the role of Director of Origination and Structuring…

Debt recovery specialist Spratt Endicott has announced the appointment of Heather Jackson as Business Development Manager. Jackson will be tasked with driving the department forward, helping to secure new accounts and maintaining strong working relationships. Richard Gwynne, Director of Commercial Recoveries at Spratt Endicott, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Heather to the team. The ability…

Business lender Spotcap has announced the appointment of Amanda Reece and Faton Gashi, who joined the team as partnership manager and sales support manager, respectively. Both have worked for UK high street banks in the past and join Spotcap during times of increased need for business finance. Reece will work closely with brokers, accountants and…

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