Baker Tilly poaches Phillip Sykes from Moore Stephens

15 January 2015 1 min. read
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Baker Tilly UK has appointed Phillip Sykes as the new Head of its London Restructuring and Recovery service line to boost its restructuring and recovery services. Sykes joins with extensive experience in corporate restructuring, most recently gained as National Head of Restructuring at Moore Stephens.

Phillip Sykes brings more than 30 years of experience in corporate restructuring to his new role as Head of Baker Tilly’s London Restructuring and Recovery service line. Sykes most recently acted as National Head of Restructuring & Insolvency and Corporate Finance service lines at accounting and consulting network Moore Stephens, a role he fulfilled for almost 15 years. Prior to joining Moore Stephens, he was a Partner at accountancy firm Arthur Andersen for six years and at BDO Binder Hamlyn for 18 years. During his 40-year career, Sykes worked across a number of sectors, including retail, property and construction, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, commodities and international trade, engineering and agriculture.

Phillip Sykes, Baker Tilly

According to the consulting firm, the appointment will strengthen Baker Tilly’s Restructuring and Recovery division and benefit its clients. “Phillip brings with him a great deal of experience and knowledge in the area of corporate restructuring and I am delighted to welcome him as head of our London team. He is well known and respected in the industry and his experience will be of huge benefit to existing and potential clients,” explains Graham Bushby, National Head of Restructuring and Recovery at Baker Tilly. Phillip Sykes adds:  “I am enormously excited by my appointment to head up Baker Tilly’s London Restructuring and Recovery team. It is a great firm and has huge opportunities to develop an already very successful practice. I hugely look forward to being part of this.”