Business advisory firm Quantuma has announced that it has appointed Duncan Beat as a partner to its Chelmsford and London offices.

Beat is a licensed practitioner with over 30 years’ experience in corporate insolvency matters. He specialises in insolvency claims management; recovery for large banking and financial institutions; and bankruptcy. His corporate insolvency experience spans all industries, with a particular focus on the retail, leisure, hospitality, construction, transport and logistics, and waste management sectors.

He joins the firm from Baker Tilly Creditor Services LLP, where he was managing partner. During his time in the industry, he also established an insolvency department for a major firm. Prior to this, Duncan has held roles at RSM, Cape and Dagleish, Elliott Woolfe & Rose and Stoy Hayward (BDO).

This closely follows the appointment of Rob Parry as forensic accounting partner to Quantuma’s Manchester office. The firm has also grown across the UK in the last year, with Gavin Pearson, Gordon Hodgen, Michael Kiely, Ian Barton, and David Meany all joining as partners.

Carl Jackson, Managing Partner at Quantuma, said “Duncan is a well-known industry figure, and brings with him extensive experience of corporate restructuring. I am thrilled he has chosen to join the firm and delighted to be welcoming him to the partnership.”

“It is testament to the high calibre of our teams and the mandates we secure, that we continue to attract heavyweight talent. Duncan will work alongside the existing partner team and play a key role in driving growth in the London office.”