Business advisory firm Quantuma has announced the appointment of Louise Durkan as Partner in its Bristol office, as the company continues to grow its practice in the South West.

Durkin joins from Deloitte, where she spent more than 10 years in the firm’s financial advisory practice. In total, Durkin has more than 20 years’ experience in financial advisory, with a strong background in restructuring across the South West, advising mid to large sized corporates across a broad range of service lines. In addition to her time at Deloitte, Durkin has held roles at some of the UK’s biggest advisory businesses, including Grant Thornton, KPMG and EY.

Outside her day to day role, Durkin developed extensive knowledge of the region’s restructuring and insolvency community, spending two years as South West and Wales Regional Chair for the R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals.

In her new position, Durkin will work alongside Quantuma partner Graham Randall to head up the firm’s restructuring practice in the South West, as well as supporting and expanding its wider advisory services. This will include supporting distressed businesses with fast track M&A and pre pack administrations advice, as well as traditional insolvency services.

The latest appointment follows Quantuma’s move into the Vintry Building in Bristol city centre in November 2019, which saw the firm take on 2,000 square foot of additional office space. This was designed to support the firm’s ambition to double its headcount to 20 in the coming year.

Graham Randall, Partner at Quantuma, said “Louise has a wealth of experience in delivering a range of restructuring advisory services to corporates and their stakeholders in the South West and will be an excellent addition to our senior team in Bristol.

“A key part of our vision for Quantuma in the region is to grow the team in the Bristol office, as well as the portfolio of services we offer to clients. This aligns perfectly to the strategy of the wider firm, with significant advances in our restructuring, forensic accounting and corporate finance offerings in recent months.

“This appointment is the first of a number of anticipated senior hires in the region, and is a critical component of us being able to deliver our vision.”