Two North West insolvency advisors have joined forces to launch a new corporate restructuring and turnaround practice. Dunham Dean has been set up by Matt Dunham and John Dean, who between them have over 50 years’ experience in turnaround and finance. The firm, which has offices in Liverpool’s Brunswick Dock and Appley Bridge, near Wigan, will work with owner-managed businesses to provide practical assistance with cashflow problems or other challenges which threaten their viability.
Dunham is an insolvency and restructuring professional who has worked with organisations ranging from large corporates to non-profit bodies and handled many high-profile administrations including those of Bury and Barnsley Football Clubs and, more recently, helped to save the national adoption charity the British Association for Adoption and Fostering. He is also a council member and former North West chair of insolvency trade body R3.
Dean spent over 25 years with big four firms Ernst & Young and KPMG where he worked on insolvency cases including wallpaper manufacturer Coloroll and Liverpool hairdressing chain Alan Paul.
John Dean said: “Even well-managed businesses can face unforeseen challenges such as bad debts, a family dispute or changes in the market which put their future at risk.
Matt Dunham said “John and I have helped many businesses to overcome pitfalls in the past. With our experience and unrivalled support network, we can provide expert help when people need it most – from addressing the immediate problem to restructuring the business and bringing in new sources of funding to support it going forward.”