Tilney Smith & Williamson invests in restructuring advisory in Bristol


Wealth management company Tilney Smith & Williamson, which is set to re-brand to Evelyn Partners in the summer, has made a significant new appointment and awarded promotions in its restructuring & recovery and advisory consulting teams. 

Restructuring specialist Nigel Fox joins the firm as a director to strengthen its restructuring services in Bristol.

Nigel is a chartered accountant and licensed insolvency practitioner with more than 30 years’ restructuring and insolvency experience. He gained his experience initially at a Big Four firm and latterly at RSM where he was a Restructuring and Insolvency Partner. 

Partner and turnaround expert Claire Burden, who currently heads up the Advisory Consulting team in Bristol, is also taking on responsibility for the office’s Restructuring & Recovery team.

Claire is accredited by the Institute for Turnaround and has working across sectors on troubleshooting, turnaround and transformation projects. She worked for a number of years in a Big Four restructuring team, advising lenders and corporates, and working on insolvencies.  

The Bristol office has also announced a number of senior promotions.  

Matt Kennison, who heads up the Courtwork client services team which specifically deals with the firm’s bankruptcy and compulsory liquidation appointments, has been promoted to Director and Dave Bridge, who has worked at Tilney Smith & Williamson for seven years has been promoted to Associate Director.  

Greg Palfrey, Head of Restructuring & Recovery Services and Advisory Consultancy at Tilney Smith & Williamson, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Nigel to the team. Having worked with Nigel previously, it is great to be working together again with him. I am also pleased that Claire has agreed to take on an expanded role in our Bristol office. Nigel is a significant senior hire for us and his appointment, and Claire’s new role, recognises our ambition to continue growing in the market.” 

Claire Burden added:I’m delighted to be appointed to lead a combined team where we will take a ‘turnaround first’ approach. As part of the firm’s plans to continue investing in the region we are bringing senior hires to bolster our offering to clients and I’m therefore very pleased to welcome Nigel on board.”