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Jackson severs long link with PKF-BDO

Veteran recovery specialist joins Johnston Carmichael

Bryan JacksonAccountancy firm Johnston Carmichael has lured Bryan Jackson (left), one of Britain’s top recovery specialists, from BDO where he has been a long-serving member of the restructuring team.

The veteran practitioner, whose roll call of rescue missions includes six Scottish football clubs and one in England, The Gadget Shop, USC and parts of Optical Express, will join Johnston Carmichael as a consultant.

He spent 34 years at PKF ,which merged with BDO in April 2013, latterly as business restructuring partner.

He will be based in Johnston Carmichael’s Glasgow office, managing a Scotland-wide remit as a key figure within the restructuring team.

His services have been in demand in high profile collapses and recovery situations including Clyde, Clydebank, Dundee, Dunfermline Athletic, Heart of Midlothian and Motherwell Football Clubs.

His appointment comes after the firm won Insolvency Team of the Year at this year’s Scottish Accountancy and Finance Awards. The team has also secured a number of recent restructuring appointments, including liquidator for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and Malcolm Fraser Architects.

Mr Jackson said: “After 34 fantastic years at PKF, which laterally became BDO following merger, I feel really energised by this new opportunity with Johnston Carmichael.

“It’s a highly regarded Scottish-based firm with a strong growth record and great people. I know some of Johnston Carmichael’s business recovery experts, whom I have worked with over recent years, and now look forward to supporting the wider Restructuring team in this new chapter of my career.”

Matt Henderson, head of restructuring at Johnston Carmichael, said: “Bryan is one of the most experienced and respected insolvency practitioners in the UK and brings tremendous value to the firm.

“With a long and distinguished track record, he has a wealth of experience and excellent links into a wide range of referral sources including banks, solicitors, accountants and advisory services as well as other corporate and personal clients. We’re very excited to welcome him to our team.”

Mr Jackson is a past examiner on personal insolvency of the Joint Insolvency Examination Board (JIEB) and has lectured extensively over the years, particularly for ICAS and is former chairman of the ICAS Insolvency Committee.

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management and a former non-executive board member of the Accountant in Bankruptcy.

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