Business support and insolvency practitioners Walsh Taylor – which has opened three new offices in the last 12 months – has make a key promotion at its Bradford office.
Rhys Wordsworth, who has been appointed as manager, will drive continued growth at the firm’s Peckover Street premises.
The offices, based in the recently renovated City Hub, are owned by the Business Enterprise Fund – a social enterprise which lends money to companies who are unable to source bank funding.
Amassing a decade of expertise in corporate and personal bankruptcy, Mr Wordsworth joined Walsh Taylor in 2008.
Since then he has managed over 200 Creditors Voluntary Liquidations and a portfolio of Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs) and bankruptcies.
Founded in Leeds in 2008 by MD Mary Taylor and fellow director Kate Breese, Walsh Taylor’s 20-strong team has also expanded to premises in Middlesbrough and Harrogate in the last year.
Rhys, who leads a team of five, said:
“Heading up the Bradford Office and taking it to the next level is a very appealing remit.
“We’re enjoying being based at the City Hub and we champion how the Business Enterprise Fund helps companies to achieve their goals.
“Our growing team is committed to forging partnerships and supporting the local business community as we seek out positive solutions for companies and individuals facing financial issues.”
MD Mary Taylor said:
“Rhys’ appointment – coupled with the combined breadth and depth of experience of our team – comes at a formative period for Walsh Taylor as we go from strength to strength.
“Our ethos of putting something back into our local communities extends to Bradford where we are supporting local clubs including Menston Junior FC U6 team and the Otley Cricket Club.
“With the city forecast to contribute more than 15 per cent of the growth in the City Region by 2020, we’re looking forward to continued expansion.”
David Guild, network manager of City Hub, said:
“The City Hub is funded through the European Regional Development Fund.
“As part of the criteria for this funding, we are here to assist growing businesses of any age – they don’t have to be start-ups.
“In recent years, businesses in the financial and professional sectors have been moving to Leeds. Walsh Taylor is therefore an ideal tenant and fits our remit.”