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Smith Cooper Business Recovery and Insolvency team celebrate


Posted on 18 August 2014

Smith Cooper, a Midlands based accountancy and business advisory firm are celebrating the recent successes of their dedicated Business Recovery and Insolvency team.

Rob Burrell, who is a qualified accountant, has passed the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency exam which covers both personal and corporate insolvency. The examination is a test of competence in insolvency, and CPI is widely recognised as an established mark of achievement.

Since passing, Rob has been promoted to Senior Insolvency Administrator. Rob initially joined the accounts team of Smith Cooper in 2009 where he managed a varied portfolio of owner managed businesses for accounting purposes. Shortly after qualifying as an accountant, Rob moved to the expanding Business Recovery & Insolvency team and is now based in the firm’s Derby office.

Rob said: “I was thrilled to learn that I had passed my CPI exam and even happier upon receiving the news of my promotion!”

Kimberley Wapplington, who has over 7 years of experience in both the personal and corporate insolvency arenas, has also gained recognition of her continued progression, being promoted to Assistant Manager.

The promotions come shortly after the announcement of Dean Nelson, who heads up the team, being shortlisted for the Insolvency Practitioner of the Year Award 2014, the winner of which will be announced in October.

Dean commented: “Our success in this area is all thanks to the diligent work of our staff. Both Rob, Kimberley and the rest of the team are an invaluable asset to Smith Cooper as a whole. Not only do they apply all of their knowledge and expertise when working with our clients, they consistently provide our clients an exceptional level of service.”

Andrew Delve, Managing Partner of the firm added: “Rob and Kimberley’s promotions come at an exciting time for the Business Recovery and Insolvency team who have achieved year on year growth since Dean joined the firm. I am very proud of the team’s growth since formation and it is always rewarding to see them progress – the whole team has many reasons to celebrate!”




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