Brian is the lead Advisory Partner within BDO Northern Ireland’s Consultancy Division. He is an experienced consultant who has gained a wide variety of business advisory, corporate finance, corporate and personal restructuring and forensic accounting experience in both the public and private sectors.
Within the business advisory and corporate finance fields, Brian has considerable experience in finance raising, business and strategic planning and financial reviews. He has also participated in and managed a range of projects within the management consultancy field, including business and community development initiatives across Northern Ireland.
As a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, Brian has assisted numerous companies and businesses in developing and implementing strategies to overcome gearing and trading difficulties. With this experience, he has also been involved in assisting businesses with performance improvement and cost rationalisation initiatives. As the former Chaiman of the Northern Ireland R3 Committee, Brian is at the forefront of developments in the recovery field. Brian’s forensic accounting experience includes fraud investigations and civil recovery proceedings, as well as the resolution of commercial disputes. He has been involved in a significant number of public interest assignments, many of which are confidential in nature.
He holds particular expertise in the following areas:
- Business Reorganisations
- Funding Applications
- Strategic/Business Planning
- Performance Improvement
- Feasibility Studies, Evaluations and Appraisals
- Programme Management, Training and Counselling
- Forensic Accounting and Financial Investigations
- Fraud Investigations
- Turnaround and Business Recovery
- Business Viability Reviews
- Court Appointed Receiverships
- Corporate and Individual Insolvency.