Business advisory firm Quantuma has appointed leading regional restructuring adviser, Jeremy Woodside as its Managing Director (MD), following a year of strong growth in the firm’s North West practice.

Over the last 12 months, the business advisory firm has seen over 100% rise in demand for its services across the region, with headcount in the North West now rising to 13.

Woodside is a chartered accountant and qualified insolvency practitioner and he brings over 25 years of experience to Quantuma, having worked as partner for national mid-tier accounting and consulting firm, RSM, for 20 years prior to which he was at PwC for 5 years. He is also a regional committee member of the insolvency and restructuring trade body R3.

Throughout his career, Woodside has advised directors, creditors, lenders and other stakeholders across a range of sectors on distressed and stressed trading positions. In his new role, Woodside will be based in the firm’s Manchester office, focusing on providing insolvency and restructuring advice to SMEs across the North West.

Jeremy Woodside said “I am excited to work with the team in Manchester to accelerate the firm’s growth in the North West. 2020 was a challenging year for many businesses, so demand is naturally high for those advisers who can support businesses in further developing resilience and adapting their response to the Covid-19 pandemic.”

“In just two years, Quantuma has developed an outstanding reputation in the North West for providing a broad range of independent advisory services, and I am looking forward to building on this as we look to help many of the region’s businesses rebound and return to growth.”

Carl Jackson CEO at Quantuma said “Our North West operations have grown exponentially in the last 12 months, which means that we have been able to support more businesses than ever across the region throughout what was an incredibly difficult year.”

“We have known Jeremy for a long time, and it is fantastic to welcome someone of his calibre and reputation to the firm at this very exciting time in our journey. This is a further step change to our investment in the North West and Jeremy’s appointment reflects our desire to continue developing our brand with leading practitioners.”