David Hudson and Simon Longfield join FRP as partner

05 November 2020 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Business advisory firm FRP has added two partners to its Restructuring Advisory practice. 

David Hudson and Simon Longfield have both joined FRP as a partner, collectively bringing more than 50 years of experience to the consulting firm.

“I’m delighted to welcome David and Simon to the firm. Together they bring an unrivalled breadth of experience and I have no doubt that they will play a significant role in the support that we provide to our clients,” said Jeremy French, the Chief Operations Officer of FRP. 

David Hudson has significant expertise across restructuring and financial markets having been an equity partner at Baker Tilly until 2012. During his time at the firm he led a number of high-profile cases, which included acting as the liquidator of Portsmouth City FC, advising the UK government on insolvency matters and working with the FBI, District Attorney and the SEC in relation to the liquidation of a UK company. 

David Hudson and Simon Longfield join FRP as partner

Most recently, he worked as an independent consultant, assisting on the London Capital & Finance PLC fraud case. He has also represented the board of an international furniture exporter that included acting as the managing director of an Oxfordshire-based furniture manufacturer. In addition, he was also the Chief Financial Officer of an insurance MGA.

Simon Longfield meanwhile is a turnaround specialist. For the last four years has acted as an independent consultant, supporting businesses facing financial difficulties and advising on strategic transformation projects. Prior to this, he spent 22 years working for consulting firm majors AlixPartners (and Zolfo Cooper), Grant Thornton and Arthur Andersen on restructuring and turnaround assignments. 

Longfield specialises in providing financial and strategic restructuring advice and hands-on support to businesses in distress, with a focus on clients in the professional services, healthcare, retail, hospitality, and offshore marine sectors. 

Both new partners pointed at FRP’s market leading reputation in the market as a main driver of joining. “FRP has a fantastic reputation in the market and to be joining such a highly-regarded, experienced team is a great opportunity,” said Longfield. Hudson added, “Not only is FRP a great business, it has a strong, connected team and a brilliant culture. I can’t wait to get started so together we can drive the business forward.”

FRP has 20 offices across the UK. Hudson and Longfield are based out of the London office.