Begbies Traynor has appointed Ben Gray as the firm’s new insolvency manager at its Staffordshire office.
As insolvency manager, Gray will reportedly be responsible for overseeing case-related matters, as well as supporting director Michaela Daly with the ongoing growth of the Staffordshire office.
Gray is said to bring more than 12 years’ experience in overseeing corporate insolvencies, administrations and liquidations to the firm’s North Midlands practice.
This appointment sees him return to the region following a period in Manchester, where he worked on several complex cases, including assisting in the rescue of a heritage railway via an administration.
Gray said: “When the opportunity to join Begbies Traynor came up, I knew it was a move I wanted to make, both professionally and personally. The firm is a market leader and recognised operator both in the North Midlands and across the UK, and I’m excited to be part of such a capable and motivated team.
“I am committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for businesses that find themselves in financial difficulties. Companies are facing increasingly challenging circumstances, with rising inflation, fuel costs, energy prices all coming after a pandemic-hit two years.”
He added: “The message is, we’re here to support businesses. Taking early action is crucial, so we would urge any directors that are concerned about their trading environment to come and talk to us so we can plan the best approach.”
Michaela Daly said: “Ben joins our team at a time of real growth and brings a wealth of experience across multiple sectors. I am looking forward to working alongside him to continue to deliver the highest standards of service to our clients.”