FRP appoints three new Directors in UK and Scotland

26 January 2021 2 min. read
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Business advisory firm FRP has in the past months appointed three new Directors across its operations in the UK and Scotland.

Appointed a Director in its Forensics team in London, Adrian Coates joins FRP externally, having previously served Forensic Risk Alliance, where he managed eDiscovery service delivery in Europe and led the forensic technology elements of the investigation into corporate bribery and corruption at Airbus. 

He brings more than 15 years of experience in forensic technology to the firm, specialised in eDiscovery. His track record includes working closely with law firms and corporate clients a broad range of engagements, from LIBOR to Cum-Ex regulatory investigations, multi-jurisdictional cartel and anti-trust projects, and major litigation matters.

FRP appoints three new Directors in UK and ScotlandIn Scotland, FRP late 2020 appointed Emma Turnbull as a Director in its Restructuring Advisory practice. During her 15-year career in the field she has gained extensive restructuring experience in among others the retail, oil & gas and real estate sectors on both consensual and non-consensual restructuring issues.

Prior to joining FRP, Turnbull worked nine years at Big Four firm EY, and for FTI Consulting and BDO. Her track record includes working on the administrations of Dreams, Battersea Power Station and printing business Service Point UK, as well as the implementation of Company Voluntary Arrangement across 14 different countries for multinational telecoms business Nortel. 

Meanwhile, as part of a series of promotions across the UK, FRP promoted restructuring advisory specialist Steve Baluchi to Director in its Brighton office. Baluchi joined the firm in 2018 and has more than 15 years of industry experience advising executives, stakeholders and individuals facing financial challenges. 

Notable recent cases he worked on include the administration of a specialist manufacturing facility, which resulted in a management buyout, saving the jobs of 559 employees across the UK. He also advised on the administration of a major aviation group based at Gatwick Airport, which resulted in the sale of the group’s two main businesses to secure its future.

With 60+ partners and more than 400 staff operating from 20 offices across England and Scotland, FRP is one of the UK’s largest independent business advisory firms specialising in corporate restructuring, corporate finance, forensic services, pensions advisory and debt advisory.