Firm targets new growth after third expansion

Phil Meekin, Jo Chan, Steve Hanstock and Rob Dymond
Phil Meekin, Jo Chan, Steve Hanstock and Rob Dymond

A turnaround and insolvency specialist has expanded its workforce for the third time in less than 12 months.

Wilson Field, which operates nationwide and is based in Sheffield, has appointed more new staff to work across all sectors of the company bringing the total workforce to 57 and totalling a 30 per cent increase in the last year alone.

The new recruits include the appointments of in-house accountant Steve Hanstock and marketing executive Jo Chan, as well as recent appointments in Manchester and Leeds. Phil Meekin has been made Head of Marketing. Additionally, Rob Dymond has recently qualified and is applying for his license to be an Insolvency Practitioner.

The latest recruitment drive follows news at end of 2010 announcing that Wilson Field had achieved announced a record turnover of more than £4m for the company’s last financial year.

The business has seen consistent growth and financial success since it began trading in 2001, and has recently expanded to operate out of Manchester and Leeds city centre bases as well as its headquarters on Ecclesall Road South.

The company’s growth comes in spite of figures which have shown a dramatic downturn in insolvencies across the UK, as reported by the Government Insolvency Service fourth quarter figures stating liquidations were down 15.9 per cent on the previous year.

Nick Wilson, managing director of Wilson Field, said: “This latest recruitment drive is a sign that the company continues to go from strength-to-strength.

“The appointment of our in-house accountant and our newest qualified IP will increase our capacity for case work. We have built a reputation for professional and personal service as well as exceptional industry knowledge and this news can only reinforce that.

“The last 12 months has been extremely positive with the company’s expansion into Leeds and Manchester, record financial results and growth of the Wilson Field team. The future of the company looks extremely healthy and I’m looking forward to what the next 12 months will bring.”

Meanwhile, customers accessing Wilson Field Ltd’s new website – - can now click on a “live help” button to speak directly to one of their advisers via a video link.

Phil Meekin said: “Behind every business is a person and this is our way of showing our website visitors that we are a friendly, approachable group of professionals. People contacting us via the web will be guided through what is on offer and be provided with a personal helping hand at what can be a distressing time.”