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Following graduating from the University of Hull, Julian qualified as a chartered accountant at Cooper & Lybrand in Leeds, going on to establish Wilson Pitts with David Wilson in 1989.

Begbies Traynor, the parent company of RBR Advisory, acquired Wilson Pitts in 2006, an independent practise specialising in all areas of insolvency and corporate recovery. Julian went on to become regional managing partner of Begbies Traynor and RBR Advisory in the Yorkshire & North East region, based in Leeds.

Julian specialises in corporate insolvency and recovery, having worked in the sector for over 35 years.

He worked as a joint administrator for the Leeds-based Burning Night Group, ordering the sale of popular Bierkeller venues across the UK which made up a large part of the operational business of the Burning Night group.

Julian regularly comments to the press on the business and economic landscape in Yorkshire and Leeds, including the quarterly Red Flag Alert produced by business recovery firm, Begbies Traynor.

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