A business restructuring specialist with over 20 years’ experience has joined the Bristol office of accountancy, investment management and tax group, Smith & Williamson, as a partner.
Richard Lewis has joined Smith & Williamson’s restructuring and recovery services team, which he will be helping to lead working alongside partner Gil Lemon.
Richard joins Smith & Williamson’s 200-strong Bristol office from Grant Thornton where he spent the last 14 years. Prior to that, he worked for two other Big Four accountancy firms in the UK as well as Grand Cayman.
Commenting on his appointment, Richard said: “I am extremely pleased to have joined Smith & Williamson which has a growing reputation for the breadth and depth of services and senior-level expertise it is able to offer businesses across the South West from its office in central Bristol, supported by colleagues based in Cheltenham and Salisbury.
“I enjoy working with businesses of all sizes, from small entities to large corporates. Although I am often appointed to deal with insolvencies, my primary focus is to work with owners, boards and other stakeholders to preserve the value within their business and help them to consider all the options, which might include restructuring, refinancing or a sale.”
Richard is married with three children and is a keen Welsh Rugby supporter, even this season!