Gary Cain becomes head of funding at Leonard Curtis
Gary Cain has been appointed head of funding for Leonard Curtis as part of a new management structure that has been put in place to accelerate growth.
Leonard Curtis is the largest privately-owned professional services provider of corporate restructuring and insolvency, funding and legal solutions in the UK, employing over 250 people across 21 offices including London, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds as well as the Channel Islands.
The commercial finance brokerage, Reach, previously led by Gary, will now fall under the Leonard Curtis brand and become a key service pillar for the Group employing specialist funding and debt advisory expertise.
Working with the executive board, Gary will be joined by regionally-based colleagues looking after restructuring and insolvency across four UK territories and a divisional head looking after legal services.
He will be instrumental in the delivery of ambitious strategic goals for the Group which recently announced its plans to double in size by 2025.
Gary commented: “The Reach brand has really established itself in the last eight years and I am very proud of what it has achieved. There is a good understanding of our links to the wider Group so it makes absolute sense now to integrate with the Leonard Curtis brand.
“Whilst there are three distinct areas of restructuring, legal services and funding, we are all one team. By operating under one brand we will demonstrate a consistent, multi-disciplined approach and this is the key to expanding our services and helping more business owners with the required debt and funding advice in the SME/mid-market space.”
Confirming the new structure CEO Dan Booth said: “I am delighted to be working with such an experienced leadership team and looking forward to seeing what we can do. We are confident we can significantly scale this business and now we have clarity – by region and division – on how we will achieve it. Our plans for growth and development will be delivered by applying our key principles of confidence, commitment, and consistency.”
Demand for the firm’s services has been increasing rapidly as businesses look for recovery solutions after the pandemic and face challenging economic conditions currently.
COO Jon Mercer said: “Growth will undoubtedly come from our current three pillars of expertise – legal services, restructuring and insolvency, and raising finance – and we will also be looking to add on complementary skills – like M & A or tax consulting where the synergies align very well.”