Begbies Traynor has promoted Joanne Hammond to the position of partner in the firm’s Sheffield office.
Hammond has spent her entire career with the business. Having first undertaken work experience in 2007 after leaving university, she then went on to become a case administrator and then a case manager.
In 2014, she qualified as a licensed insolvency practitioner and worked as an insolvency director for the firm.
According to the group, she has a “strong track record” in managing bank-led administrations as well as trading insolvencies.
In her new role, Hammond will continue to head the corporate case team in Sheffield, undertaking insolvency work across South Yorkshire and the East Midlands.
Kris Wigfield, managing partner at Begbies Traynor in Sheffield, said: “Over the last four years, our Sheffield office has seen significant growth – we have doubled both our caseload and our team, and Jo has played a key role in this expansion.
“Having developed her career with the business, she has impressive technical knowledge and is adept at managing complex administrations, with particular expertise in handling bank-led work. It is really satisfying to see our ‘home-grown’ talent recognised and rewarded in this way, and a real credit to Jo to be promoted to partner.”
Hammond added: “It’s fantastic to be part of the continued growth of the Sheffield team, we now have six licensed IPs and are continuing to demonstrate our confidence in the city, taking on further office space at Westfield House.
“Having been able to develop my career with Begbies Traynor, it’s also pleasing to see a number of graduates coming on board as the company invests in the future.”
Begbies Traynor currently has nine offices and employs around 100 staff in Yorkshire, the Humber and the North East.