Begbies Traynor has announced the return of Dan James, former insolvency manager at the firm’s Bath office, who will now be rejoining as a partner in Bristol.
James, who left the company in 2018 will now be responsible for “further expanding Begbies Traynor’s range of advisory services to financially distressed businesses and individuals across the South West”.
He arrives with more than 20 years of insolvency and restructuring experience at some of the “UK’s top 20 accountancy firms”. In his previous role at Begbies Traynor, he worked on a number of insolvency cases in a variety of sectors, including “multi million pound fraud investigations”.
James said: “I’m joining Begbies Traynor at a time when our profession has a key role to play in helping businesses weather this financial storm, so that when the country emerges from the pandemic, companies have stable and lean financial foundations to build from.
“Having started my career in Bristol and then worked locally in Bath for over 20 years, I am acutely aware of the significant stress local business owners are currently facing.”
Julie Palmer, regional managing partner at Begbies Traynor, added: “Dan has unrivalled contacts and knowledge of the business community across the South West and we’re delighted to see him return to Begbies.
“The next few months are going to be pivotal for UK plc – particularly in the hospitality, leisure and retail sectors, where businesses are fighting for survival and are in need of sound professional advice – and Dan will play a key role in advising clients across these areas and beyond.”