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Wilson Field Ltd, which operates nationwide and is based in Sheffield, has seen consistent growth and financial success since it began trading in 2001. It will now also operate out of a city-centre base in Manchester’s Spinning fields. An area of the city occupied by banks and other high-profile businesses.
The new venture comes six months after the opening of the company’s Leeds office, which has already achieved significant success. It is also witnessing an influx of business leads as its profile continues to grow.
Last year the company achieved a turnover of £4m and increased its workforce by 20 per cent. The growth comes in spite of figures which have shown a dramatic downturn in insolvencies across the UK, as reported by the Government Insolvency Service fourth quarter figures stating liquidations are down 15.9 per cent on the same period in 2009.
The new office will be headed up by Graham Ingham, 44, from Preston, who has more than 20 years experience across the financial industry. He has key contacts with Manchester’s asset based lenders, banks, accountants, law firms and businesses and joins Wilson Field from Begbies Traynor.
Nick Wilson, managing director of Wilson Field Ltd, said: “I see this as a natural progression for the company. Manchester is the biggest city in the north and I’m thrilled that we are able to take the next step in developing the Wilson Field brand in such a thriving business community.
“Graham has a wealth of commercial experience, a proven track record in sales and business development and a large database of professional contacts. He will be raising the profile of Wilson Field in the North West and I am confident that this combined with other marketing efforts will result in more business.”
Graham said: “It’s great for Wilson Field to have a presence in the North West and replicate the success the company already has in Yorkshire. The business has grown against the trend in the insolvency industry where many have become stagnant and this is very much down to the strong team they have in place in Sheffield.
“I know the area very well and already have strong links with the business community and I’m thrilled to have the chance to use my knowledge to help develop such a forward-thinking company.”