An experienced insolvency practitioner has joined Begbies Traynor's Staffordshire office with the aim of expanding the firm's presence in the area.

Chris Knott was appointed by the firm as an associate director in the Birmingham office last summer, and has since been promoted to director.

He is now returning to Staffordshire, where he spent more than a decade of his career, and will support Michaela Daly who heads up the local office.

Knott said: "I knew when I joined Begbies Traynor that it would be a fantastic opportunity to be part of an experienced team. That's exactly how it has played out and I'm really looking forward to working alongside Michaela and the team to grow the practice across Staffordshire and the surrounding areas.

"Throughout my career I've always strived to provide honest, forward-thinking advice and I can't wait to catch up with contacts across the region and get involved in supporting the local business community once again.

"Undoubtedly, these are challenging times for many businesses with escalating costs and many still reeling from the economic impact of the pandemic. We're here to support those businesses and would always urge directors to come and talk to us at their earliest opportunity so that we can use all the tools at our disposal to focus on business rescue."

Daly added: "We're so pleased to welcome Chris to Begbies Traynor in Staffordshire. His knowledge, expertise and commitment to delivering the highest standards of service to clients will make him a valuable addition to our growing team."

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