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Sue Souter

Professional services group set to support more SMEs with National Expansion

2018 has already seen Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group (LCBSG) expand its national operation with the opening of two new offices and five senior appointments.

The increase in locations and personnel will meet demands on the Group to deliver positive strategic business advice - on a local and regional level - to even more of UK’s 5.7million SME owners and their advisers.

Demand for its services is high and the results it secures are impressive – with its Business Rescue and Recovery division saving over 14,000 jobs during 2016 and 2017.

The new offices - located in Kings Langley, in Hertfordshire, and Southampton - take LCBSG’s nationwide total to 15. It’s an enviable geographical reach that helps ensure SMEs have access to a wide range of business, restructuring and legal advice - provided by specialists with the essential local knowledge and contacts.

Ongoing demand for commercial finance expertise provided by Reach Commercial Finance - LCBSG’s bespoke brokerage - has also seen two new additions to the team. Robin Goddard brings over 35 years’ financial advisory experience to the Group’s South West and South coast team. And Associate Director Shaun Hyland joins LCBSG’s London office, working across the City and Thames Valley. Both will help to build on the division’s impressive 500+ transactions and £360 million in finance raised since August 2014.

And strengthening the team at Leonard Curtis Legal – the newest service offering within the LCBSG portfolio - is Senior Associate solicitor Chris Mitchell. The Group was one of the first UK multi-disciplinary practices in the SME market to take advantage of the changing regulation around the provision of legal services. Leonard Curtis Legal works closely with Group colleagues - providing a range of services at a fixed cost entry point and bringing fresh thinking to commercial issues.

Daniel Booth, Director at LCBSG, said: “It goes without saying that we are delighted to increase our national presence through strategic regional expansion and the growth of our existing teams across a number of Group divisions.

“To open two new offices and make five key hires is testament to our hard work, commitment and expertise. We’re fast becoming the go-to specialists for an ever-increasing number of SME owners and their advisers in need of very specific advice and support at every stage of their business’ lifecycle.

“Our reputation and success stories are leading to an increase in work - both geographically and in terms of specialities. We believe that our new offices and team members will enable us to realise the next stage of our ambition and we look forward to adding to them further - in terms of new locations and more appointments - in the not too distant future.”

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