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Tilney Smith & Williamson invests in Bristol office with raft of promotions

The firm has also announced a number of senior promotions in its restructuring and recovery and advisory consulting teams

Tilney Smith and Williamson has continued to invest in its Bristol office with a significant new appointment and a raft of promotions in its restructuring and recovery and advisory consulting teams.

Experienced restructuring specialist Nigel Fox joins the firm as a director. He gained his experience initially at a Big Four firm and latterly at RSM where he was a Restructuring and Insolvency partner.

Partner and turnaround expert Claire Burden, who currently heads up the advisory consulting team in Bristol, is also taking on responsibility for the office’s Restructuring and Recovery team as part of a “turnaround first” approach aimed at helping more clients.

As part of the firm’s investment in its Bristol office, it has also announced a number of senior promotions. Matt Kennison, who heads up the courtwork client services team which specifically deals with the firm’s bankruptcy and compulsory liquidation appointments, has been promoted to director, and Dave Bridge, who has worked at Tilney Smith and Williamson for seven years and has 12 years’ experience of both corporate and personal insolvency, has been promoted to associate director.

Greg Palfrey, head of restructuring and recovery services and advisory consultancy at Tilney Smith and Williamson, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Nigel to the team. Having worked with Nigel previously, it is great to be working together again with him. I am also pleased that Claire has agreed to take on an expanded role in our Bristol office.

“As can be seen, we are continuing to invest in expanding the range of restructuring, recovery and advisory services we can offer to business and personal clients. Nigel is a significant senior hire for us and his appointment, and Claire’s new role, recognises our ambition to continue growing in the market.”

Claire Burden added: “We have long advised companies to speak to our Restructuring & Recovery Services teams as early as possible, when there are more options available to help. But it can be a difficult ask for clients to speak to people with ‘Insolvency Practitioner’ on their business cards at the first sign of cash issues or distress.

“Worse still, if a lender or lawyer has introduced us to the client, it can risk relationships and be counterproductive, at a time when everyone should be working together to fix the problem.”

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