Charles MacMillan retires after 14 years as Head of Corporate Recovery and Insolvency at Accountants and Business Advisors Beever and Struthers

Fran Henshaw to succeed Charles MacMillan at Beever Struthers, after co-founding the team with him in 2008
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Charles MacMillan is retiring after 14 years as head of the corporate recovery and insolvency team at accountants and business advisors Beever and Struthers.

Succeeding him as head of the team will be Director, Fran Henshaw, who established the team with Charles back in 2008.

Having specialised in corporate recovery and insolvency since 1980, Charles joined Beever and Struthers to launch the team with Fran and is recognised as one of the leading insolvency and reconstruction experts in the North West.

Prior to joining Beever and Struthers, Charles was a founder member of Peats insolvency team in Manchester in 1981 and the creator of BDO’s insolvency team in Leeds.

Charles said: “Having specialised exclusively in insolvency related matters for more than 40 years I feel I’m due some sort of accolade. Whether that be for the quality of advice and determination or for sheer foolhardiness is for others to judge.

“Most of my career has felt like Groundhog Day. I was a founder member of Peats first insolvency team in Manchester in 1981, the creator of BDO’s insolvency team in Leeds, and with Fran, set up Beever and Struthers’ insolvency team. Starting again seems to be my speciality so retirement feels like yet another start.

“The one sure thing is that during that time I have been lucky enough to meet and work with many talented professionals and most of them have become good friends. This is reward enough for me.

“The past 14 years with Beever and Struthers have been thoroughly enjoyable and I leave my friends there with a heavy heart. The move to the exciting new offices at One Express will no doubt see them continue to thrive, and I wish them every success going forward.”

Fran said: “I’d like to express my personal thanks to Charles for his guidance and support over many years and wish him all the best for his retirement. My appointment will assist with a seamless transition for the team as we continue without Charles.”

She has a wealth of experience, having advised distressed businesses, and dealt with formal insolvency work since 1989 and alongside Charles since 2008.

Fran qualified as an accountant with ACCA in 1995 and is currently a member of ICAEW. Having passed her insolvency exams in 2001 she holds an insolvency licence, which allows her to take formal insolvency appointments.

Executive partner Maria Hallows, speaking on behalf of the partners stated, “Charles has played a key role in the development of the firm and will be greatly missed.  We have every faith in Fran and her team to continue to provide a first-class service to existing and future clients coming to us”.

Beever and Struthers is moving to the iconic One Express building in Ancoats, Manchester and will relocate from its current head office at St George’s House, Chester Road, Manchester this autumn.

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