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Weekly moves 18 March 2014

Nine new hires at Wilson Field

Accountancy firm Wilson Field has announced nine new appointments, including a new insolvency practitioner.

Also joining the Sheffield office are managerial staff, as well as a number of administrative staff and two new apprentices, taking the firm’s total headcount to 86.

Nick Wilson, managing director at Wilson Field, said: “We have recruited across a number of areas to increase our administrative facilities and also to boost our front-line operators who are hands-on management for individual cases.

“These appointments come on the back of our nationwide office openings and are a direct result of the breadth of workload that we are managing across all of our divisions.

“The majority of our operative management is still conducted from Sheffield and so we need these additional hands to support the excellent work that the existing team is delivering from our headquarters, but we are still seeing strong levels of activity throughout the UK.”

Grant Thornton announces new advisory leaders

Grant Thornton has announced the appointment of Mark Byers as UK head of advisory and Sacha Romanovitch as head of London advisory.

Byers, global Head of Restructuring for Grant Thornton International, has worked on regulatory assignments for the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, involving the restructuring of major European banks.

Romanovitch will retain her position on the leadership board with the People & Culture portfolio at the firm.

Scott Barnes, CEO at Grant Thornton UK LLP, said: “The advisory practice has delivered a stellar performance over the last few years, reporting a 21.7% rise in turnover in the last financial year. Mark and Sacha have some excellent plans to build on this success and develop a clear offer that we know clients will appreciate.”

Byers said: “Our people think laterally, challenge constructively and act collaboratively to help our clients succeed. My job now is to build on that message in the wider market: we know that we have an approach and a skillset that clients like, we need to make it available to more clients.”

Romanovitch said: “The London advisory practice is a fascinating business that has an amazing pool of talented people who thrive on devising high-quality, executable advice for clients. Often the richness of the thinking is born from a really agile approach that brings together great advice and thinking from different disciplines.”

Geoff Davies continues his role as head of advisory in the regions.

Restructuring manager joins MHA MacIntyre Hudson

Sarah Jarvie has been appointed as manager within the restructuring and recovery team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson.

Jarvie joins from KPMG, where she gained 15 years’ experience in insolvency and restructuring.

Jarvie commented: “I am looking forward to working with the London-based restructuring team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, and to contribute to the team’s growing success.”

Mick Sanders, head of restructuring & recovery at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, said: “I am delighted to welcome someone of Sarah’s calibre to the firm.

“Her wealth of knowledge and experience will enable us to expand our existing expertise to clients and contacts. We have also this year welcomed Clare Meredith and Cheryl Muriel to the team further demonstrating our commitment to the restructuring and recovery service offered by the firm.”



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