Leonard Curtis invests in people to meet market needs
Leonard Curtis has confirmed a wave of appointments and promotions as it steps up its essential professional services support for SMEs and advisors across the country.
Thirty-seven members of the Leonard Curtis team across more than 12 UK locations have been recognised in an annual celebration of high performance within the organisation.
The announcement follows hot on the heels of a recent rebrand by the company to focus on three key pillars of service – restructuring & insolvency, funding and legal – as it supports a growing number of firms in distress.
Figures released by the UK government’s Insolvency Service this year report an increase in companies struggling to navigate hugely challenging market conditions.
Leonard Curtis is committing to a three-year growth strategy – laid out by CEO Dan Booth in 2022 – to double in size to provide more support for businesses on a wider non-distress basis.
With this in mind the group has appointed David Brown as joint chief operations and financial officer to work alongside group finance director Paul Birks. David is a chartered accountant, holds an MBA with distinction from Manchester Business School and is a former professional cricketer.
Supported by David, director Carl Faulds takes on a new role as group head of insolvency operations – working closely with all regional teams to support the delivery of exceptional systems and service to businesses going through a restructuring or insolvency process.
The group has appointed Darren Robinson, who has significant experience in leading business development teams in insolvency and the wider finance sector, as head of business development and also announced the promotion of Nicky Brooks to head of client relations (North).
Two director roles have been created – with Stewart Goldsmith in Hampshire and Dane O’Hara in London taking up the new posts – whilst seven associate directorships have also been awarded across the business.
These include Daniel Ormerod in Bury, Ryan Holdsworth, Stephen Beverley and Danielle Shore in Sheffield, John Buchanan in London, Phillip Morton in Barlborough and Sherrelle Scott, who was made associate director of Leonard Curtis Legal.
Catherine Reynolds, HR director at Leonard Curtis, stated: “We are very proud to have grown our business to just under 300 employees across 28 offices. This would not be possible without the hard work and commitment of our people. Our congratulations go to everyone enjoying well-earned promotions or joining us this year.”
Leonard Curtis CEO Dan Booth commented: “Leonard Curtis exists to enable people and businesses to move forward with purpose and we know there is fast-growing market need for that. So we are delighted to see our talented team expanding and developing across the UK to meet demand.”