Accountancy and business firm BDO has appointed Kevin Lamb as director of its Edinburgh office.
Lamb joins the team at BDO from RSM where he also held the role as director for five years. He specialised in businesses facing operational and financial difficulties and has worked alongside companies and their directors in the banking sector and private equity groups.
He also held the position as UK group accountant for Starbucks for over two years and later went on to work for Begbies Traynor Group where he was director for over three years.
Lamb’s main role at BDO will work with clients across Scotland, where he will focus on working with businesses with “early signs of distress” and develop plans with investors to secure their future.
Lamb said: “A combination of BDO’s reputation in the market and its supportive and high-performing culture made the opportunity to join the business a compelling one. It’s our job to provide the support, advice and confidence to make informed decisions.”
Head of business restructuring and partner at BDO, James Stephen added: “Kevin’s turnaround expertise will strengthen our restructuring offering for clients across Scotland, as well as boosting our national credentials.
“Brexit and the UK political landscape introduced significant uncertainty in recent years creating changes to the marketplace in Scotland and beyond its borders. 2020 will bring a new period of change, creating opportunities but also cause potential stress to businesses.”
He added: “Having an experienced adviser who can guide them through these uncertain times is essential.”