Opus national network grows with Nottingham office

Opus national network grows with Nottingham office

January 20, 2021

After its recent office openings in Bristol, Leeds and Newcastle, the Opus Business Advisory Group has now added another major location, Nottingham, to expand its ability to provide advisory services to businesses and individuals, right across the United Kingdom.  The Group provides restructuring & insolvency, corporate finance, forensic and other allied specialties from each office, within its UK network.

The Group has recruited Louise Freestone and Paul Mallatratt, two experienced local restructuring & insolvency specialists, to open the Group’s latest office in Castle Gate, Nottingham.  With existing offices in London, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Bristol, Croydon, Liverpool, Leeds and Newcastle upon Tyne, this latest addition provides increased geographic coverage and additional capacity to deliver projects.

The Group has grown rapidly since formation in 2013 – from 5 partners and 2 locations at formation to 19 partners and over 40 team members in 9 locations.

Louise and Paul each have over 15 years’ experience in the insolvency market. Louise focuses on corporate insolvency and restructuring assignments, as well as the solvent winding up of companies. Paul is a personal insolvency specialist; whose background includes many years working for the Government’s Insolvency Service as a Deputy Official Receiver.

Both are anticipating that 2021 will bring exceptional challenges for businesses and individuals, as the full impact of the pandemic on their finances becomes clear.

Louise Freestone said:

‘Paul and I are delighted to be joining the progressive team at Opus, which shares our instinct for helping challenged businesses and individuals who are struggling at this difficult time, to find a positive way forward.

Assisting them to accept the realities of their situation, based on a thorough assessment of their finances and exploring the various options open to them, will always be a priority. We are here to support people and find solutions, not to judge them.

We expect to grow the local team in Nottingham, as we identify opportunities and having access from the outset to the considerable resources and expertise of the whole Opus network, means that we are able to hit the ground running with the scope to take on assignments of all sizes and across all sectors.’

Colin Wilson, a founding partner of Opus, added:

‘As we start another difficult year for the UK economy, we are delighted to have put another flag on the Opus map and to have welcomed two such talented and dedicated professionals to the Opus family. Our philosophy is to provide a high quality national service, but one firmly rooted in strong local knowledge.

2021 is going to be an extremely difficult year in the business and financial community, as we emerge from the pandemic and the various Government support schemes start to wind down. We look forward to playing our part with confidence in achieving the best outcomes possible for the broad range of stakeholders.’


If you would like to speak directly to Louise or Paul, they can be contacted at:

Louise Freestone

+44 (0) 115 666 8231
+44 (0) 7841 440 476

Paul Mallatratt

+44 (0) 115 666 8232
+44 (0) 7736 972 395