FRP announces appointment of two new Directors in London

16 February 2021 2 min. read
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Business advisory firm FRP has strengthened its restructuring advisory team with the hire of two new Directors. Robert Wheeldon and Tony Sturge bring more than three decades of combined experience to the company.

With more than 60 partners and more than 400 staff, FRP Advisory is one of the UK’s largest independent business advisory firms specialising in corporate restructuring, corporate finance, forensic services, pensions advisory and debt advisory. Operating from 20 offices across England and Scotland, the firm provides restructuring, corporate finance, debt advisory, forensic accounting and pensions services to clients across the country.

As FRP looks to expand its operations in 2021 – particularly as its restructuring line looks to be in keen demand amid the continued pandemic – the firm has confirmed the appointment of two new Directors in its London office. Robert Wheeldon and Tony Sturge bring more than 30 years of experience to the firm between them, adding to the team which has enjoyed a period of sustained growth in recent months following a raft of senior hires.

FRP announces appointment of two new Directors in LondonCommenting on their arrival, David Hudson, Partner at FRP, said, “Investment in talent has always been a core part of our business, so it’s great to welcome experienced professionals such as Robert and Tony to the team. With both having worked in the industry in different capacities for a number of years, they bring a breadth of knowledge that will no doubt strengthen our support for clients.”

Wheeldon spent 20 years of his career with Big Four firm Deloitte – where he spent five years heading up the firm’s contentious insolvency team, dealing with a multitude of litigious personal and corporate insolvency cases. He most recently spent two years as a Consultant with Royal Bank of Scotland Business.

Sturge meanwhile similarly spend over a decade with Deloitte – including almost five years as an Assistant Director in the firm’s corporate finance wing, specialising in restructuring services. With skills relating to tackling corporate restructuring and personal insolvency cases, predominantly involving complex investigations, the tracing of undisclosed assets and identifying recovery claims against various parties, he also spent the last two years with Royal Bank of Scotland Business – working as an Accredited Complaints Reviewer.

Hudson added, “These appointments come at a time of uncertainty for many businesses in the UK and will boost the team’s efforts to help clients navigate the post-pandemic landscape, through the provision of honest and clear guidance to tackle complex situations.”

At the turn of the year, FRP also announced three new Directors across its operations in the UK. The hires also came in the firm’s restructuring and forensic wings.