Hilary Pascoe becomes Director at Leonard Curtis

20 July 2020 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Leonard Curtis has appointed Hilary Pascoe as Director in its Manchester Practice. Pascoe arrives at the business rescue and recovery division, and brings over 20 years of experience to the firm’s Riverside House locale.

One of the largest professional services firms in the UK specialising in corporate recovery, insolvency and business restructuring, Leonard Curtis is a national practice with 32 directors and more than 200 staff. The firm has offices in Manchester, Bury, Liverpool, Preston, Leeds, Sunderland, Darlington, Glasgow, Barlborough, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Worcester, London, Bristol, Cardiff, Kings Langley and Southampton.

Hillary Pascoe brings with her more than 20 years of experience gained at some of the UK’s most prominent professional services firms, and rescue and recovery specialists. She was most recently a Director in the insolvency practice of rival firm Duff & Phelps, where she spent 12 years in total – including a year as a Manager on Secondment for Corporate Insolvency with Barclays Bank. Prior to this, Pascoe worked for over six years with Begbies Traynor, where she was latterly a Corporate Insolvency Manager, and four years with Big Four firm KPMG as an Insolvency Administrator.

Hilary Pascoe Director at Leonard Curtis

Having worked on a number of high-profile cases, Pascoe’s areas of specialism 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.

Pascoe’s 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.

Commenting on the news, 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.”