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An experienced solicitor specialising in corporate restructuring and insolvency has joined Yorkshire law firm Gordons as its head of restructuring.

Jonathan Jackson, who was previously at Addleshaw Goddard, has significant experience representing corporates, financial institutions, private equity firms and other stakeholders on all aspects of corporate restructuring and insolvency process.

At Gordons, he will support clients with corporate restructuring, distressed property transactions and corporate insolvency issues, including administrations, receiverships and liquidations.

Jackson said: “Gordons has a strong reputation in the marketplace as a progressive and agile law firm.

“Importantly for me, Gordons is also renowned for its long-term relationships and excellent client service as much as it is for the commercially-focused results it delivers.

“Many businesses have faced significant challenges over the last 18 months, and Gordons has expertly been helping clients navigate this turbulent period.

“I am now working closely with colleagues across the firm to provide additional corporate restructuring and insolvency support and advice, if needed.”

Gordons corporate partner, James Fawcett, said: “Jonathan has excellent restructuring and insolvency experience and a strong network of contacts. This makes him ideally placed to expand on the outstanding work we are already doing.”

Gordons has offices in Leeds and Bradford and employs 170 people.

Executive board member and partner, Victoria Davey, added: “Jonathan combines his expertise with an approachable and personable manner, which makes him an ideal fit for both our culture and our clients.

“He brings further knowledge and additional capability to our highly regarded and extremely active corporate specialism.”


Barclays has today confirmed the appointment of Richard Tyacke and Tom Cawkwell as new relationship directors covering the South and East Yorkshire region.

Tyacke, who recently moved to the South Yorkshire area to be closer to family, has worked at Barclays for over 11 years, most recently as a relationship director in the corporate team in Thames Valley.

With a broad range of industry expertise looking after clients across a range of sectors, he has a particular focus on the professional and business services sector.

Cawkwell, who will be based in Hull, brings with him over 12 years banking experience, and is returning to his home city having spent the last three years as a relationship director in Newcastle and Northumberland.

He has a strong academic background with a Professional Diploma in Finance and Banking which will benefit both his customers and team alike.

Andrew Marsh, head of corporate banking for South and East Yorkshire said: “It’s great to welcome Tom and Richard to the team.

“Our investment in the South and East Yorkshire region continues at pace and demonstrates our belief in the robustness of businesses in the area.

“Our aim is still to be the first choice banking provider to corporates across the region and we will be progressing this goal with vigour throughout 2022 and beyond.”


Law firm Lupton Fawcett has strengthened its corporate team with the appointment of two solicitors.

Rachel Faulconbridge and Danielle Gibbon both join as newly qualified corporate solicitors, furthering the team’s strength in depth whilst continuing to drive Lupton Fawcett’s commitment to development and diversity.

Lupton Fawcett’s corporate team is led by Giles Clegg, who said: “I am delighted to welcome Rachel and Danielle to the corporate team.

“We have seen a significant increase in deal flow in the second half of the year. Rachel and Danielle join a team that is committed to outstanding client service and has a structured training programme that promotes development of all members of the team.

“The new Chambers ranking moved us up a band, demonstrating our success and progression as a team.

“To be awarded the ranking whilst dealing with the impact of the pandemic is a real achievement. We have a very strong pipeline of work going into next year and remain committed to recruiting outstanding corporate lawyers at all levels into the team.”


Genuit group, which makes plastic piping and ventilation systems, says Joe Vorih will be appointed chief executive officer (CEO) and a member of the Board early in 2022, on a date to be confirmed in due course.  

Vorih will join the Doncaster-based company’s board from Spectris plc, a FTSE 250 company, where he has been president of HBK, a standalone division and key platform business within the Group, since January 2019, having joined Spectris in 2016.

Prior to that, he worked for Clarcor Corporation, a NYSE listed business delivering filtration solutions and Danaher Corporation, also a US listed global business in industrial, test and medical equipment.

Genuit confirms that as previously announced, Martin Payne will step down from the Board and as CEO following a period of handover with Vorih, but will remain an employee of the company and available to the Board in an advisory capacity until 20 May 2022.

Ron Marsh, Genuit Group chairman, said: “Joe is a highly experienced senior executive with a strong track record.

“Joe brings extensive operational leadership and strategic expertise in the manufacturing and technology industries, and I am confident he will take Genuit Group forward to the next stage of its growth and development.”

Vorih added: “I am delighted to have been appointed CEO of Genuit Group at such an exciting time in its development.

“I look forward to working alongside the Board and leading the Executive Team to continue to deliver a strong performance across the Group and drive the strategy forwards.”