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Joining Begbies Traynor in 1999, the parent company of RBR Advisory, Gillian is highly experienced at business rescue, recovery and corporate insolvency. She previously worked at KPMG, a global ‘big four’ firm providing audit, tax and advisory services.

She started out in the Manchester head office and then moved over to the Nottingham office in 2004. In 2008, she moved to her native North East, working in the Newcastle office. She was involved with the opening of the Teeside office in 2010, so she splits her time between the two.

Gillian specialises in advising directors facing incorporate insolvency, business investigations and funding solutions. As one of North East’s leading experts, she has experience working with a variety of businesses including:

  • Shops
  • Restaurants
  •  Electricians
  • Builders
  • Training providers
  • Manufacturing companies 

Joining reputable business leaders in the North East, Gillian is a regular judge at the North East Accountancy Awards, recognising excellence within the accounting, tax and finance sectors. She also hosted a seminar on behalf of the Association of International Accountants (AIA) to share knowledge on the early warning signs of insolvency.

Frequently commenting to regional and national press, Gillian has a strong understanding of the relationship between business distress and the Brexit vote across the UK and North East.

As a highly distinguished member of the RBR team, Gillian is a chartered certified accountant, licensed insolvency practitioner and she was appointed chairperson of the ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Counties panel in 2016.

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