Progressive Midlands based Accountancy and Business Advisory firm Smith Cooper has today announced two members of their Business Recovery and Insolvency department have attained their CPI qualification.

Insolvency Manager Kimberley Wapplington and Insolvency Administrator Connor Gratton both achieved The Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI) qualification, widely recognised both inside and outside the Insolvency profession as the first stepping stone in professional Insolvency.

CPI training equips professionals with sound knowledge of insolvency law and practice, encompassing both Corporate and Personal Insolvency, and is necessary requirement for further Insolvency qualifications.

Kimberley is based in Smith Cooper’s Nottingham Lace Market office, but operates both locally and nationally. Having joined the firm as an Insolvency Administrator in 2011, she has progressed through the ranks, achieving 4 promotions in 6 years, attributable to her hard work and dedication.

Connor Gratton is based in the Derby office, operating across the wider Midlands and further afield, delivering advice and support to businesses and professional advisors nationwide.

Since it was established in 2009, Smith Cooper’s Business Recovery and Insolvency division has experienced immense growth, and has paid out millions in dividends to creditors. In the last year alone, 465 jobs were rescued, and the recovery of many distressed organisations was secured.

The department continues to gain more recognition year on year, both in the local marketplace and further afield, and often competes on a national scale.

Dean Nelson, Head of Business Recovery and Insolvency at Smith Cooper comments “We are immensely proud of both Kimberley and Connor’s outstanding achievements, which both have attained whilst balancing an intense work load.”

He continues “It is part of our ethos that individuals should be nurtured from within the company, be provided with ample opportunity to refine their skill set and be encouraged to carve a successful career through professional accreditations and in-house training. Both Kimberley and Connor are prime examples of the success of this approach.”