Leading business recovery, financial advisory and property services consultancy Begbies Traynor Group plc has appointed restructuring and corporate finance specialist Martin Barron as a partner in its BTG Advisory team in Leeds.
Joining Begbies Traynor Group from Grant Thornton where he was a partner and led the firm’s restructuring team across Yorkshire and the North East, Martin is a qualified accountant with more than 20 years’ experience advising businesses and stakeholders. Previously, he spent 16 years with Deloitte LLP working within the firm’s restructuring services teams in Leeds and Newcastle.
Martin has worked across a wide range of sectors and organisations from small owner managed businesses to large corporates and public sector bodies. His areas of expertise include cash and working performance improvement, capital optimisation, turnaround planning, distressed debt advisory, financial and operational restructuring.
In his new role, Martin will strengthen Begbies Traynor Group’s advisory offering in the North, working under the BTG Advisory brand and supporting organisations, their owners and funders, through periods of strategic, operational or organisational change.
Julian Pitts, regional managing partner for Begbies Traynor in Yorkshire, said: “Having such an experienced advisory partner join the team will help us further grow our advisory offering, particularly within the North. Martin is a highly -respected figure with a wide network of contacts and will be able to provide vital insight into funding and refinancing options for a whole range of organisations and stakeholders.”
Martin comments: “BTG Advisory has established an excellent reputation for adding value in difficult and complex situations, particularly in the area of business under performance. As well as offering high levels of client service, I have also been impressed by the strength of BTG Advisory’s relationships within both the business and professional community.
“Given the uncertainties faced by businesses from both the current economic conditions and the wider political debate, having the ability to effectively manage change will be key to the success, survival and growth of organisations as they move forward. I believe both Begbies Traynor Group and BTG Advisory are well-positioned to provide the skills needed by businesses in these turbulent times and look forward to working with the team to develop the firm’s advisory services regionally and nationally.”