Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed Chris Hardy as a partner in its restructuring advisory practice.

Hardy joins RSM from Close Brothers Invoice Finance where he was a regional director responsible for invoice finance and asset based lending teams across London, the South East and East Anglia. Prior to that he held positions at Bibby Financial Services and Enterprise Finance Europe.

With 17 years’ experience in the invoice finance and asset based lending sector, Hardy works closely with both borrowers and lenders to ensure their working capital facilities are fit for purpose.

Commenting on his appointment Hardy said: ‘As the UK’s financial landscape continues to develop, it’s imperative that businesses have sufficient levels of funding at varying times during their life cycle. Our continued support in this respect underlines RSM’s commitment to UK businesses.’