Insolvency veteran becomes Partner in Quantuma’s London office

05 June 2019 3 min. read
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Corporate rescue and restructuring specialist Quantuma has appointed Duncan Beat as a Partner to its Chelmsford and London offices. Beat arrives at the consultancy after three decades in the industry, including almost 20 years with Baker Tilly.

Founded in 2013, Quantuma has grown to become a £20 million practice employing 170 staff. Headquartered in London, the company has a strong presence across the South of England, with locations in Southampton, Marlow, Watford, Brighton and Bristol. The firm has been expanding its headcount to meet heightened demand in its offices in 2019. Earlier in the year, this saw the firm appoint Rob Parry as a Partner to its Manchester office, following 12 months of Partnership appointments – with Gavin Pearson, Gordon Hodgen, Michael Kiely, Ian Barton, and David Meany all joining as Partners.

Now, the business advisory group has installed Duncan Beat as a new Partner in its Chelmsford and London offices. A licensed practitioner with over 30 years of experience in corporate insolvency matters, Beat specialises in insolvency claims management; recovery for large banking and financial institutions; and bankruptcy. His corporate insolvency experience spans all industries, with a particular focus on the retail, leisure, hospitality, construction, transport and logistics, and waste management sectors.

Insolvency veteran becomes Partner in Quantumas London office

Beat arrives at Quantuma by way of Baker Tilly Creditor Services, where he was a Managing Partner. During his time with the firm, he founded the company’s Finsbury Circus office. Prior to this, Beat’s time in the industry saw him also hold positions at RSM, Cape and Dagleish, Elliott Woolfe & Rose and Stoy Hayward (BDO).

Beat commented, “I am delighted to have joined Quantuma at such an exciting time for the firm, having been hugely impressed with the quality of the partners, staff and the work undertaken for a wide variety of clients. I am also very impressed with the growth that Quantuma has achieved over the last six years, which is due to the team’s ability to deal with matters from smaller bankruptcy to the large administrations, whilst still ensuring a good return for creditors. I look forward to bringing my experience in establishing and growing market-leading insolvency practices to the team, as it looks to further scale.”

Carl Jackson, Managing Partner at Quantuma, said, “Duncan is a well-known industry figure, and brings with him extensive experience of corporate restructuring. I am thrilled he has chosen to join the firm and delighted to be welcoming him to the partnership. It is testament to the high calibre of our teams and the mandates we secure, that we continue to attract heavyweight talent. Duncan will work alongside the existing partner team and play a key role in driving growth in the London office.”