Matthew Cluer has been promoted to partner, based in the Sheffield office of independent business rescue and recovery specialist Begbies Traynor.
After spending over nine years with another large independent insolvency practice in South Yorkshire, Matthew joined Begbies Traynor in December 2017, taking up the role of regional sales director for the South Yorkshire and East Midlands region.
Matthew specialises in providing turnaround and insolvency advice to sole traders and business owners in the SME sector. In addition, he also assists owner managed businesses in obtaining commercial finance products through his strong professional network.
In his new role as a partner, Matthew will continue to work with managing partner Kris Wigfield and the 35-strong team in Sheffield to build the firm’s presence across the South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire region as well as managing the group’s national creditor services offering which is based at the Sheffield office.
Kris Wigfield comments: “Since joining Begbies Traynor five years ago, Matt has made a huge contribution to the success of our operation here. With his client-facing role, liaising with business owners and professional advisers, he has helped to build the firm’s reputation, motivate and grow the team and increase our presence in the region.”
Julian Pitts, managing partner for Begbies Traynor in Yorkshire, adds: “This promotion is well-deserved recognition of Matt’s talents and commitment – we look forward to him continuing to drive growth of the Begbies Traynor brand in South Yorkshire and across our offices in Lincoln and Nottingham too.”
Matthew commented: “It’s extremely satisfying to see the progress we’ve made at our Sheffield base – from trebling our case load in the last five years, to massively growing the team and moving into larger offices in Westfield House, we have become one of the leading names in rescue and recovery in the region. I look forward to continuing to generate work for the team and support businesses in South Yorkshire and beyond.”
Begbies Traynor currently has ten offices and employs around 120 staff in Yorkshire, the Humber and the North East. It offers a full range of professional services including corporate recovery, investigations and risk, forensic accounting advice, corporate finance, property, funding, debt collection and personal insolvency.