FRP appoints two new experts in London

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Business advisory firm FRP has expanded its London-based restructuring team with two new senior recruits. Dan Conway joins as partner while Tom Berry joins as director.

Jeremy French, Chief Operating Officer, FRP, said of the new hires: “Dan and Tom are both highly experienced practitioners, demonstrating a successful track record of handling complex issues and each bringing hard-earned industry insight that will be invaluable to their customers.”

French added that the nominations will help FRP meet changing demands for the coming year. The consultancy is currently looking at areas where it can grow or strengthen its teams to ensure that FRP can offer the right support to its colleagues, as well as the companies and organizations it works with.

Conway is a Chartered Accountant and Qualified Insolvency Practitioner. After joining the Financial Conduct Authority in 2015, he was appointed to design the FCA’s oversight approach to mini-bonds and in 2020 was tasked with implementing the regulator’s resolution strategy for regulated companies in difficulty. Prior to joining the watchdog, he worked for 18 years at BDO, in his audit, assurance and restructuring roles. This included leading BDO’s rationalization and liquidation team. At FRP, he will focus on supporting regulated financial services companies.

Speaking about the appointment, Conway remarked: “Regulated businesses have specific considerations when facing financial difficulties, and it is essential that they receive the appropriate support when doing so. navigate the restructuring process. I look forward to applying my direct experience of working with the regulator and with financial services firms to help them through these procedures, and to ultimately achieve the best possible results for all stakeholders involved.

Berry is also a Chartered Accountant – and also began his auditing career at BDO, before joining Deloitte in 2006. In 2008 he joined Deloitte’s Corporate Restructuring Group, working on major cases beginning with the insolvency of Woolworths and the regulatory response to the global crisis. financial crisis. Most recently he spent three years as Deputy Director, UK Government Investments, with HM Treasury. At FRP, he will work closely with the restructuring advisory teams in the firm’s network of 23 offices to provide restructuring support to private and public sector clients.

Reflecting on his new challenge, Berry added, “These times remain challenging for businesses, but the right restructuring solutions can help protect and recover value. In this role, I will combine my deep Whitehall experience with my experience in the private sector to help businesses and public sector organizations successfully confront issues and respond with constructive, effective and sustainable strategies.

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