Professional services firm Begbies Traynor has appointed Andrew Little as partner, working across the North East.
With 30 years’ experience as an ICAEW chartered accountant, Little moved into insolvency in 2005. He has spent the last nine years with Azets, latterly as managing partner of its North East region.
Having become a licensed insolvency practitioner 13 years ago, Begbies Traynor said Little specialises in corporate rescue and recovery, assisting company directors who are experiencing cash flow and financial problems in their businesses.
He has experience of working with small businesses across most sectors including construction, leisure, hospitality and retail.
In his new role, he will work alongside fellow partners, Gerald Krasner, Gillian Sayburn and Ian Kings, supporting the development of Begbies Traynor’s presence in the region from its office in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Julian Pitts, regional managing partner for Begbies Traynor in the North East and Yorkshire, said: “Having lived and worked in the North East his entire life, Andrew is well-known and respected in the region’s business community.”
“His arrival strengthens our offering in the market place and will help to get the Begbies Traynor name in front of businesses, individuals and professional advisers at such a challenging time when many will be looking for trusted advice.”
She added: “We believe that there is pent-up demand for our services which will come to the fore as business distress starts to bite in the coming months, and we have in place a really experienced, well-qualified team, ready to help.”
Little added: “Begbies Traynor has a strong reputation in the region and nationally as one of the leaders in its field; an independent rescue and recovery firm that businesses can trust.
“Having spent the last four years in a management role, I am keen to get back to what I enjoy best and where I can add most value – supporting professional advisers, individuals and businesses facing financial challenges.”
Begbies Traynor has offices in Cathedral Buildings on Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, and in Stockton-on-Tees. The group currently has nine offices and employs around 100 staff in the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber.