Leonard Curtis has made a senior hire to its Manchester team with the appointment of Hilary Pascoe as Director.

Hilary joins the Business Rescue and Recovery division and is based at Riverside House, in the city – one of the company’s 19-strong office network that spans the UK and Channel Islands.

Her arrival at the leading professional services group coincides with the promotion of Katy McAndrew and Mike Dillon to appointment-takers. Both are ICAEW-registered and qualified Insolvency Practitioners, working alongside Hilary advising North West based SMEs.

Hilary brings with her over 20 years’ experience gained at some of the UK’s most prominent accountancy firms, advisors and rescue and recovery specialists – as well as a secondment within the recoveries team at a leading corporate bank.

Having worked on a number of high-profile cases, Hilary’s many areas of restructuring and insolvency expertise include trading and non-trading administrations including pre-pack and wind downs, CVAs and solvent and insolvent liquidations. As well as leading AMA assignments as part of insolvency planning, she has also advised clients on acquiring distressed businesses from administrators and has overseen an assignment comprising a consultation process on behalf of the owners of the business prior to sale. 

The length and breadth of her career means that Hilary has great experience of many sectors. She is a specialist in the care home sector, private practice, including architect and law firms, manufacturing, hotel and leisure, construction, waste and recycling sectors.

Talking of her appointment, Hilary said: “I’m absolutely delighted to join Leonard Curtis and to be amongst a growing team of IPs. I’m looking forward to supporting underperforming and distressed businesses of all sizes, at a time when demand for our business advisory services is going to be high.

“Leonard Curtis places real focus on turnaround and recovery – particularly in relation to insolvency avoidance measures – which in the current economic climate is crucial. SME business owners are obviously addressing their debt levels and forecasts – both now and in the months of recovery to come – and I hope to support many of them in doing this.”

Group Director Daniel Booth said: “We’re delighted to welcome Hilary to the team and Mike and Katy to our growing cohort of licensed appointment-takers. All three bring significant and enviable experience to the Group.

“Hilary’s appointment – along with Katy and Mike’s recent qualifications and promotion – will strengthen and build on our existing client capabilities at a time when more SMEs and mid-market companies than ever will require specialist, multi-disciplinary professional services support.”

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