Ex-KPMG senior manager joins Smith & Williamson

SMITH & WILLIAMSON has recruited former KPMG director Gil Lemon as a restructuring and recovery director.

Lemon was most recently a partner at insolvency specialists Begbies Traynor and spent 17 years at KPMG, latterly as a senior manager

He will be based in Bristol and will be in charge of Smith & Williamson’s restructuring and recovery in the office. Lemon worked the pre-pack sale of Britain’s third-largest mobile phone retailer JAG Communications and has experience in retail, leisure and property.

Lemon said: “Our aim is to provide timely advice to struggling firms in the South West and South Wales so they can carry on operating or, if there is a viability issue, ensure creditors get the best deal.”

“We will also be providing clients with a cross-discipline approach, drawing upon other relevant expertise from the Bristol office, such as tax and corporate finance.”

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