Azets strengthens regional presence with Partner appointment

Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy and business advisor to SMEs, has strengthened its regional presence in the Midlands with the appointment of James Martin as Restructuring & Insolvency Partner atwith its Birmingham office.

James, a Chartered Accountant with 30 years’ experience as anin insolvency practitioner, qualified in 1997 and has worked with big four and medium-sized firms across the Midlands. Since 2018, James has held several business consultancies and non-executive roles, some of which he retains where commerce blends with finance.

“The economic landscape with coronavirus and Brexit uncertainties is likely to raise the level of challenge for businesses, so the opportunity to lead the Azets R&I activity in the Midlands seemed very timely and fits neatly with my other activities,” said James, “Our team is experienced and energetic; I am delighted to have met new faces and to find myself alongside former colleagues and old friends.”

Colin Haig, National Head of Restructuring & Insolvency with Azets, said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of James, an experienced, high-quality Partner. The past 14 months have been extraordinarily volatile for so many of our clients and James’ appointment ensures we can continue to provide a first-class service to them as they look forward to recovery, stability, and a return to growth.”Praveen Gupta, Tax Partner and Office Managing Partner with Azets Birmingham, added:“Appointing James is the latest statement of intent by Azets, demonstrating our commitment to regional businesses and strengthening our presence across the Midlands. James brings a wealth of experience in a field that is crucial to our economic recovery and ensures Azets continues to have the right people offering clients the best advice possible.”

James Martin, Partner, Azets