Insolvency heavyweight joins Quantuma’s London office

Duncan Beat

May 29th 2019

Business advisory firm Quantuma has appointed Duncan Beat as a partner to its Chelmsford and London offices

Duncan is a licensed practitioner with over 30 years’ experience in corporate insolvency matters. He specialises in insolvency claims management; recovery for large banking and financial institutions; and bankruptcy. His corporate insolvency experience spans all industries, with a particular focus on the retail, leisure, hospitality, construction, transport and logistics, and waste management sectors.

He joins the firm from Baker Tilly Creditor Services LLP, where he was managing partner. During his time in the industry, he also established an insolvency department for a major firm. Prior to this, Duncan has held roles at RSM, Cape and Dagleish, Elliott Woolfe & Rose and Stoy Hayward (BDO).

This closely follows the appointment of Rob Parry as forensic accounting partner to Quantuma’s Manchester office. The firm has also grown across the UK in the last year, with Gavin Pearson, Gordon Hodgen, Michael Kiely, Ian Barton, and David Meany all joining as partners.

Carl Jackson, managing partner at Quantuma, said: “Duncan is a well-known industry figure, and brings with him extensive experience of corporate restructuring. I am thrilled he has chosen to join the firm and delighted to be welcoming him to the partnership.

“It is testament to the high calibre of our teams and the mandates we secure, that we continue to attract heavyweight talent. Duncan will work alongside the existing partner team and play a key role in driving growth in the London office.”

Duncan Beat said: “I am delighted to have joined Quantuma at such an exciting time for the firm, having been hugely impressed with the quality of the partners, staff and the work undertaken for a wide variety of clients. I am also very impressed with the growth that Quantuma has achieved over the last six years, which is due to the team’s ability to deal with matters from smaller bankruptcy to the large administrations, whilst still ensuring a good return for creditors.

“I look forward to bringing my experience in establishing and growing market-leading insolvency practices to the team, as it looks to further scale.”

Founded in 2013, Quantuma has grown to become a £20m practice employing 170 staff. Headquartered in London, the company has a strong presence across the South of England, with locations in Southampton, Marlow, Watford, Brighton and Bristol. The firm has recently opened three new offices in Nottingham, Bradford and Birmingham, follow a merger with Kingsland Business Recovery, as well as opening a new Manchester base earlier in the year.


Notes to Editors

Quantuma is a leading business advisory firm which works with businesses at the key milestones, delivering partner led solutions to help clients take advantage of opportunities and overcome a range of operational and financial challenges, enabling them to achieve their business objectives and ambitions. Offices in London, Southampton, Marlow, Watford, Brighton, Eastbourne, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Bradford, Nottingham, Ringwood and Weymouth. In July 2018, the firm opened two international offices in Cyprus (Nicosia and Paphos).