Appointments: Baker Tilly; Denison Till; Sheffield Chamber

BAKER Tilly has strengthened its restructuring and recovery team in Hull with the addition of five new staff members.

The move follows Baker Tilly’s acquisition of RSM Tenon in September, making it the seventh largest accountancy firm in the UK.

The new restructuring and recovery team, based at Baker Tilly’s offices in Humber Quays, Wellington Street West, will now comprise 16 staff who will provide a full complement of formal insolvency, corporate restructuring, and personal insolvency services to clients in Hull and across the wider region.

The new joiners are Annabel Gray, Stephanie Sutton, James Parkinson, Holly Wray and Lucy Gibson.

Alec Pillmoor, Baker Tilly’s restructuring and recovery partner in Hull, said: “Our merger with RSM Tenon has enhanced our skill base and expanded our offering in the local market. We are delighted to welcome five new members to the team. Their knowledge of the local economy and experience of the challenges facing local businesses will be invaluable to our current and future clients.”


Joanne Liversidge Denison TillA LAWYER who joined York firm Denison Till as a trainee more than 20 years ago has returned to join the firm’s private client department.

Joanne Liversidge originally joined Denison Till in 1989 as a legal executive and left in 1993 and will now take the role as an assistant solicitor in the private client department.

Her expertise covers wills and succession planning, probate and estate administration, powers of attorney, Court of Protection work, inheritance tax planning and trusts and tax.


Jillian Thomas Sheffield ChamberJILLIAN Thomas will become only the second woman president of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry in its 150 year history.

The managing director of Future Life Wealth Management was appointed junior vice president at the Chamber’s annual general meeting, and will take the top post from 2015 to 2016.

The first female president was lawyer Suzanne Liversidge, who was president from 2011 to 2012.

Thomas, whose company offers a bespoke financial planning service, said the appointment was a great honour.

“I was so surprised and delighted when I found out. Sheffield Chamber is a great organisation, which is recognised as one of the most successful chambers of commerce in the whole country. So to be in line to be the president is very exciting.”