KPMG has appointed Mark Firmin as its new UK Head of Restructuring. Firmin joined KPMG after graduation, and has secured a career through different promotions. He will be responsible for growing KPMG’s national restructuring footprint, and will lead the 22 UK offices.
Mark Firmin joined KPMG 16 years ago, after graduating, and has since climbed through the ranks. He was named Partner in the Leeds office in 2006 and was promoted to KPMG’s Northern Head of Restructuring in 2009. Just two years later, he was became KPMG’s regional Head of Restructuring, and now another three years down the line he has been named the firms new Head of Restructuring of the UK.
During his career at KPMG, Firmin has focussed on restructuring from the start, and has advised a wide variety of companies and stakeholders, and acted as administrator to, among others, Past Times, Bon Marche, and Discover Leisure. In addition, Firmin is a licensed insolvency practitioner and led many insolvency appointments.
In his new capacity, Firmin is charged with expanding KPMG’s footprint in the UK restructuring market, and will be responsible for KPMG’s 22 offices in Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Leeds and Newcastle, and the 450 UK employees. “Over the years, we have developed a highly skilled and experienced team of people who, in conjunction with specialists from the wider KPMG firm, have been hugely successful at helping businesses and their stakeholders navigate through periods of stress and distress. I'm excited and proud to be leading such a high performing team into the next economic cycle and look forward to the challenges ahead,” comments Firmin on his appointment. “Maintaining and building upon KPMG’s dominant Restructuring position in the country is my key objective.”