Pulse Cashflow Finance has announced the appointment of Martyn Freshwater to the role of Regional Director to support the growth plans of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the Midlands and Central region. Freshwater brings over 30 years of experience and extensive knowledge of the finance sector, having held both regional and leadership roles with…

Governance risk service provider, Kroll has announced that it has promoted four existing senior directors within the restructuring team to the role of Managing Director, further strengthening the UK team. The promotions of Eddie Bines, Martin Gray, Mike Lennon and Jimmy Saunders comes on the back of Kroll’s announcement late last year of its global…

Outsourced receivables management services specialist Barratt Smith Brown has appointed Ian Deacon as its new Director of Utilities Collections. Deacon joins from British Gas where he was Head of UKB Debt Strategy and Analytics. Deacon brings a wealth of industry experience with a career that includes 18 years within British Gas business-to-business operations and finance.…

The Government has announced the appointment of Liz Barclay as Small Business Commissioner to spearhead the national effort to crackdown on delayed invoices, which cause thousands of small businesses to close every year. Barclay will be the first female Small Business Commissioner, a post which was created in 2016 to help small businesses secure the…

Wylie & Bisset has announced the appointments of Senior Managers Craig Allison and Elaine Ramage, to its business recovery and insolvency team.. Allison joins from French Duncan while Ramage takes up her new position following the firm’s recent recruitment of the management team from MLM Solutions. Last month Wylie & Bisset appointed former MLM Solutions…

Insolvency and restructuring firm, Begbies Traynor, has bolstered its senior team in Bristol with the appointment of a new Partner. Dan James rejoins the firm he left in 2018, following the recent acquisition of CVR Global, where he will be responsible for further expanding Begbies Traynor’s range of advisory services to financially distressed businesses and…

Business advisory firm Quantuma has appointed Mike Horton as a new Director to its financial advisory practice. Horton has over 18 years’ experience working in the financial services sector, spending over half of his career advising businesses exhibiting signs of financial distress or entering a formal insolvency process. His expertise spans refinancing, new lending for…

The Insolvency Service and R3 have announced plans for a joint-project reviewing diversity and inclusion across the insolvency profession. The project is aimed at understanding and promoting diversity and inclusion across the insolvency profession. A Steering Group statement said “A data-gathering exercise is planned to baseline levels of diversity and inclusion, and both bodies will work…

A former Financial Regulators Complaints Commissioner, responsible for resolving complaints from organisations and individuals with complaints against financial services regulators, is to head up the Business Banking Resolution Service’s (BBRS) new SME Liaison Panel. Antony Townsend, whose previous roles have involved extensive handling of complaints from SMEs in difficult circumstances, starts work this month. He…

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