Rebecca Dacre Director Restructuring Services Mazars

18 August 2014

Mazars UK, an accounting and consulting firm, has strengthened its Restructuring Services team with Rebecca Dacre as Director. She joins from BRI Business Recovery, where she worked for the past seven years.

Mazars is a global accounting and consulting partnership that specialises in audit, accountancy, tax, legal, and consulting services. The partnership has approximately 13,500 professionals, working at member firms in 72 countries. Mazars UK has 125 partners and more than 1,350 employees, working out of 20 offices.

In line with the increasing demand for restructuring services, the Milton Keynes office of Mazars has recently decided to strengthen its team with Rebecca Dacre, who has been appointed as Director of Restructuring Services. “Rebecca is a well-known figure in Milton Keynes restructuring circles,” says Martin Pickard, a Partner in Mazars Restructuring Services team. Before joining Mazars UK, Dacre was an Associate at BRI Business Recovery and Insolvency – an independent company of insolvency practitioners – from 2007 onwards, and prior to that she was an Assistant Manager at Baker Tilly where she worked from 2001 until 2007. Dacre is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and Chartered Accountant and is specialised in company insolvency.

Rebecca Dacre - Mazars

“Mazars is expanding all the time and I am very pleased to be joining such a progressive firm with distinctive values. Integrity – putting ethics before profit – is a matter very close to my heart. My career has been spent helping businesses in difficulty – it can be very rewarding especially when jobs are saved which otherwise would have been lost,” comments Rebecca Dacre on her appointment.

Recruitment drive
The appointment of Dacre follows a series of additions Mazars has over the past months announced across the country. The firm has for instance recently expanded in the East Midlands region, where the consulting firm is rapidly growing its practice (+£1 million revenue in Q2 2014). Recent hires in the East Midlands region include Will O'Keefe as Audit Manager, Liam Ruffle as Senior Audit Advisor, Emma English as Senior Corporate Tax Manager, and Faye Millington as Corporate Tax Senior.  


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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019

Three senior level consultants have been boosted to the rank of Partner at Quantum Advisory, as the firm works to meet heightened levels of client demand. Aled Edwards, Amanda Burdge and Chris Heirene become Partners as long-time Quantum member Rob Davies retires in May after 15 years as a Partner at the firm.

Founded in 2000, Quantum Advisory provides pension and employee benefits services to employers, scheme trustees and members, with five offices across the UK. The firm has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years, following a number of major client wins and booming demand for its services. It opened a new office in Bristol in 2016 to service the South West and in 2017 relocated its Cardiff office to a larger site within the Welsh capital to house the increased workforce. More recently, Quantum relocated its Amersham, Birmingham and London offices to more spacious premises in the centre of both cities to cope with demand.

The financial services consultancy, which employs 115 people across the UK, has promoted three senior team members to Partner, as part of its wider growth plans. The firm has moved Aled Edwards from Principal Consultant & Actuary, while Amanda Burdge has ascended from Principal Investment Consultant. Chris Heirene, former IT Manager, has also joined the ten current Partners at Quantum.

Aled Edwards most recently managed the actuarial team within Quantum’s Cardiff office as well as providing technical training for all staff. He boasts more than 17 years of pensions experience. He started his career as an Actuary at Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Bristol wing, before joining Quantum in 2011. Edwards is also the President of the Welsh Actuarial Society (WAS), which supports actuaries and actuarial students living or working in Wales.

Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of Partners

Amanda Burdge joined Quantum’s team in 2001, as one of the fledgling firm’s first employees. Most recently she was a Principal Investment Consultant with the firm, and with more than a quarter of a century’s experience in the sector, she is responsible for providing investment advice to many of Quantum’s key clients with both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Prior to her time with Quantum, Burdge spent two years as a consultant with SBJ Benefit Consultants (now Capita), and three years with Tesco Pension Trustees. She currently sits on the Regulation Committee for the Pensions Management Institute.

Chris Heirene initially worked with Quantum as an IT Consultant with Teamwork Technology Services and then UES for over five years, before finally joining the firm itself in 2011. He is now responsible for Quantum’s IT systems across all of its offices, including the network and core server infrastructure which supports the business. Heirene is heavily involved in utilising IT to improve and build upon the processes in place throughout Quantum.

David Deidun, Partner at Quantum Advisory, said of the promotions, “This is a very exciting time for Quantum. The recent round of promotions fully recognise the hard work and dedication shown by the three, all of whom go above and beyond for the company. I’ve no doubt that Aled, Amanda and Chris will settle into their new roles with ease and look forward to working together to grow Quantum even further.”

The news comes as Rob Davies retires in May, after spending fifteen years as a Partner at Quantum. A qualified actuary, Davies was instrumental in setting up Quantum’s Investment Division, specialising in aiding clients with their investment strategies. He will remain with the company on a part-time consultancy basis, while working with several clients in the Fiduciary Manager area.