Opus Business Services Group continues to expand with insolvency specialist, David Birne
National practice, Opus Restructuring & Insolvency, grows its restructuring & insolvency division as it appoints David Birne, a qualified Insolvency Practitioner and Chartered Accountant to help drive its defined focus for growth. With over 25 years of insolvency related experience, David has worked across a wide spectrum of sectors. More recently, his focus has been on the charity sector as well as managing cases in the construction, retail, technology, recruitment, property and manufacturing markets.
Prior to joining Opus, David was a fundamental part of the team which grew the insolvency division within HW Fisher and was made Partner in 2007. David’s recent case highlights include:
- The administration of a large national charity fundraising business;
- A liquidation of a US funded IT company;
- An investigation liquidation on behalf of a creditor for a marine finance company;
- A liquidation of a company who had invested in dentist and orthodontic practices;
- A number of complex solvent liquidations with cross border involvement and unusual debt instruments.
Speaking about his experience, David explains,
‘Whilst an insolvency process is standard across any market, it always helps if you have a greater understanding of the market you are working in. Although working across a very broad industry spectrum I have particular experience of the charity sector, including suppliers to the charity market who have been affected by industry changes. My acquired knowledge has greatly helped.’
Opus has already seen a highly successful 2019 which has included significant organic growth with new Partners and Directors joining the firm. Welcoming David to the Opus team, Partner, Jo Rolls says,
‘The partner group is delighted to have David on board. Having someone of David’s calibre join our team supports our continued growth plans, maintains our values which are central to our service delivery and builds our specialist expertise in key markets. He is a great fit for our business’.
‘There are a number of qualities that drew me to Opus such as its national coverage and expertise in complimentary areas such as corporate finance, turnaround and forensic accounting. Its strong ethical values and best practice approach fits with the Corporate Governance requirements of many current corporate structures and the Group has a real supportive working environment. I have access to vast experience across 14 fellow partners and we can tap into each other’s experience when working in new sectors or towards a broader solution.’