Leonard Curtis and Portland join forces and strengthen south coast presence

Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group and Portland Business Recovery are pleased to announce that they are joining forces in a deal designed to strengthen their combined presence on the south coast.

Portland is well-established in the region with offices in Hampshire and Dorset and has provided trusted and practical solutions to all sizes of businesses facing financial distress for over 20 years.

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Leonard Curtis employs 239 people across 19 UK offices, including an existing base of its own in Southampton, an offshore operation in Guernsey, and is the largest privately owned provider of corporate restructuring and insolvency services in the UK.

Portland Managing Director, Carl Faulds, will oversee the combined business-wide delivery of client services in the region, supported by fellow directors, Steve Godwin, Mike Fortune and Nicola Layland, the existing Portland team, and the current Leonard Curtis Southampton team, headed by David Smithson.

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For Leonard Curtis this adds significant weight to its south coast footprint with a recognised and trusted team of experts and underpins the firm’s commitment to supporting local office networks where strong referrer relationships help solve problems at all stages of a business lifecycle.

Carl Faulds commented:

“We are pleased to be joining a larger group with greater resources managed by like-minded people with a similar pragmatic culture and approach. Access to the additional Leonard Curtis service lines, especially around cashflow management and commercial finance as well as specific sector expertise, will enable us to provide even more support to businesses in the Southern region”.