Careers

People who work at FRP have the opportunity and independence to build strong relationships and push our business forward.

Working at FRP

We’re a leading national business advisory firm working from 21 offices throughout the UK, including London.

Join the team and you will be working alongside 510 colleagues, including 76 partners, to help clients navigate complex challenges.

As an entrepreneurial-spirited firm, we specialise in providing solutions to create, preserve and recover value. Our advisers are strategic and focus on each unique situation to present the best options.

If you want to help businesses decide what to do during periods of change, growth or difficulty, please get in touch. We encourage our teams to continuously develop to ensure career fulfilment and where appropriate we are supportive of obtaining professional qualifications.

We support our team – from listening to their ideas to supporting study opportunities. Lyn Watson HR Director

James Bacon

IT Support Analyst Location Support Brentwood

When did you join FRP?

September 2019.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The variety of issues I deal with working in IT keeps you on your feet and constantly thinking.

In what way is your team innovative?

As a department we are always looking for ways we can improve our systems, services and processes, to make the day to day use of our systems as easy and user friendly as possible for the employees of the company.

What inspired you to go into this career?

I was unsure of what to do at the end of college; I had the option to go to university or to start an apprenticeship. Taking part in work experience within an IT department helped me to decide as I enjoyed every minute of it. That’s now led me on my current path working for FRP, I thoroughly enjoy the technology and future growth opportunities the firm has to offer.

What is your most memorable moment at FRP so far?

Winning the Friend, Brother, Worker award, our office’s version of employee of the month, was quite a nice surprise. Walking into the office to a round of applause and commendation for how well I’m doing. It was a nice feeling, and showed to me that all the hard work I’m putting in didn’t go unnoticed.

Dani Patel

Senior Manager Corporate Finance London

Where and what did you study?

I studied Economics for my undergraduate degree at Coventry University, followed by a Masters in Finance. I went on to study towards my ACA while working for a mid-tier accountancy firm as I felt it would provide great options for my future career.

What is a typical day like for you?

Every day can bring varied challenges. One day you can be writing an information memorandum for the sale of a business, and the next day you are in meetings with funders, but the variation keeps the job interesting.

How would you describe the culture of the firm?

It’s a very entrepreneurial place to work, which makes the firm quick to adapt to the changing needs of clients.

What inspired you to go into this career?

I wanted to use the skills I gained throughout my ACA training, and corporate finance provides the variety of work I enjoy while utilising the knowledge I gained as an accountant.

Jessica Leeming

Senior Manager Restructuring Advisory Preston

When did you join FRP?

July 2016.

Where and what did you study?

I studied Accounting and Finance at the University of Durham between 2007 and 2009. I then went on to qualify with the Joint Insolvency Examination Board in 2013.

What is a typical day like for you?

My day really varies depending on the cases we are working on at the time. If I’m not in the office I may be based on the client’s premises if the case involves trading a business; alternatively I could be attending initial client meetings with companies and their advisers. I’m frequently out of the office, in and around Lancashire and Cumbria.

What is your favourite part about working for FRP?

My favourite thing is the wide range of industry sectors I am able to work with – it’s so interesting to have first-hand insight into them all, and it means that no two jobs are ever the same.

Matt Whitchurch

Senior Manager Restructuring Advisory Bristol

When did you join FRP?

September 2018.

What is a typical day like for you?

When I’m working in the office I tend to cycle in, which sets me up for the day. I could be reviewing forecasts as part of an independent business review, negotiating a sale of a business and assets in a pre-pack administration, or advising stakeholders of their options in difficult situations.

What is your most memorable moment at FRP so far?

Getting up close to the Bloodhound supersonic car and its Rolls Royce Eurofighter Typhoon engine. It was great to achieve a sale that resulted in the project continuing, and moving closer to its record-breaking goal.

Why would you recommend FRP?

For a number of reasons, including the exposure to a wide variety of clients and types of work, the flexibility to give clients the advice they need rather than sticking rigidly to standard scopes of work, the genuinely partner-led assignments, and the quick decision-making processes.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I enjoy DIY projects; I renovated my entire house a couple of years ago and I’m currently creating a patio area in my back garden.

David Hinrichsen

Director Restructuring Advisory London

Where and what did you study?

I studied for a Law degree at Warwick University, then qualified as solicitor before moving into insolvency. I completed my ACCA while working at a mid-tier firm, and since joining FRP I’ve qualified as an Insolvency Practitioner.

What is a typical day like for you?

While there’s always an element of case management and strategy. It can involve anything from meeting the referrer for a potential new case, to trying to get up to speed with the circumstances of what could be a complex fraud, conducting online investigations, and dealing with trial preparation or settlement negotiations relating to ongoing cases.

How would you describe the culture of the firm?

Open minded, supportive and highly dynamic.

Why would you recommend FRP?

Because you have the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced and continually evolving sector leader, working on a diverse range of cases, in a collaborative team environment.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I like to keep fit – anything from a bit of martial arts to golf, except football as I’m hopeless!

John Ellah

Information Security Manager Central Services Group Brentwood

What is a typical day like for you?

The variety of the role makes it extremely interesting. One day you can be dealing with an information security event or incident, the next you can be assessing the information security merits of a new service provider or implementing our information security management system.

How would you describe the culture of the firm?

The firm is very agile and entrepreneurial, which is great as the ever-changing information security and data privacy landscape means firms have to be quick to adapt.

Where and what did you study?

I studied Business Management, Public Policy and Management at Aston Business School. I then qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CIMA) while working for a Big Four accountancy firm, before switching to privacy and information security where I have gained my Data Protection Officer (CDPO), International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and ISO qualifications.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I like to focus on my health and keep active as much as possible. I am an avid football fan, and I like the arts and the odd music festival.

Bhuvnesh Majupuria

Senior Manager Restructuring Advisory Teesside

When did you join FRP?

Following my undergraduate degree and Masters at Durham University I spent six years within a boutique insolvency and turnaround firm, before joining FRP in August 2017.

How would you describe the culture of the firm?

FRP has a strongly inclusive culture. All team members are supported and encouraged to be the best they possibly can. Our reputation is something that I think all staff are rightly proud of, and is fiercely protected.

What is a typical day like for you?

Often unpredictable. Because of the nature of business recovery, many assignments need to be dealt with very quickly, from initial meetings to understanding problems to devising the optimum solution and engaging with stakeholders. No two days are the same.

Why would you recommend FRP?

We care. Our primary focus is on rescuing businesses and tailoring options carefully to ensure the best outcome in any situation. We have a fantastic team with very wide-ranging specialisms, and a genuinely collaborative approach to giving the best possible advice.

Karen Mura

Director Forensic Services London

When is a typical day like for you?

The best thing about this job is the variety. My day could involve drafting an expert accounting report regarding a damages claim for lost profits, meeting clients to discuss their concerns about accounting irregularities, or advising one of the parties in a shareholder dispute on the value of their shareholding.

In what way is your team innovative?

We are often provided with millions of documents such as emails, invoices, bank statements and accounting information. We work with our forensic technology colleagues to remove duplicate documents, perform email threading, develop keyword searches and utilise technology-assisted review to identify the most pertinent documents to the case.

How would you describe the culture of the firm?

One of FRP’s main selling points is its flexibility. It’s flexible with us as employees and that enables us to adapt to our clients’ needs.

Where and what did you study?

I studied Mathematics and German at the University of Leeds and went on to study for my ACCA qualification while working as an auditor in Luxembourg.

What inspired you to go into this career?

I spent six years in audit without realising my perfect career even existed. The accounting investigations I became involved in towards the end of that time appealed to my inquisitive nature and prompted my change in career.

Phil Harris

Director Restructuring Advisory Brighton

What is a typical day like for you?

Each day brings a new challenge – you never know when the phone will ring, and you may need to provide urgent advice to a client at very short notice.

What is your most memorable moment at FRP so far?

Obtaining my licence to take insolvency appointments.

How would you describe the culture of the firm?

It’s a supportive and highly collaborative culture, which encourages engagement across the locations and service lines to ensure the best result is achieved for the client.

Why would you recommend FRP?

FRP’s ability to advise businesses at each stage of the business life cycle enables the firm to be incredibly agile and adaptive to clients’ often-changing needs.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I have two small boys who keep me busy, but when I manage to carve out a bit of spare time, I am working on attaining my kite surfing qualification.

Victoria Crutchley

Director Restructuring Advisory Leeds

What inspired you to go into this career?

I graduated with a law degree and then gained knowledge and experience in the financial services sector. This gave me the opportunity to move into a turnaround and advisory role, supporting people and businesses to achieve positive outcomes during very personal, complex and stressful situations.

What is a typical day like for you?

My job is all about people. A typical day involves meeting new and existing clients, liaising with key stakeholders, delivering or chairing seminars, and building relationships with local professionals across Yorkshire and the North East.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Building relationships with clients, understanding their needs and helping them to find solutions to enable them and their businesses to move forward.

How would you describe the culture of the firm?

Our culture is one of collaboration, support and compassion. We pride ourselves on understanding our clients’ needs so that we can respond quickly and professionally to whatever opportunities and challenges they are facing.

Why would you recommend FRP?

FRP has in-depth knowledge of the local market backed up with significant national resources, which is why we are able to support and deliver the highest quality service to individuals and businesses.

Kate Beard

Office Assistant Location Support London

When did you join FRP?

April 2019.

What is your favourite part about working for FRP?

My favourite part is that every day I’m learning new skills and understanding new things. It’s exciting because there are so many different pathways and opportunities for the future.

What is a typical day like for you?

I have my daily tasks, which include assisting reception and office staff, but anything else can come up throughout the day.

What inspired you to go into this career?

I was inspired to go into my current job because I could see that the skills I will gain from this role will benefit me in becoming a personal assistant in the future. I have already learned so new many skills since I’ve been here.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

It’s knowing that I’m helping a number of people in different departments, and being able to take a load off their shoulders.

Tonya Allison

Director Restructuring Advisory Newcastle

When did you join FRP?

January 2018.

Where and what did you study?

I studied with BPP University for the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency in 2006, and the Joint Insolvency Exams in 2017.

What is a typical day like for you?

One day is never the same as the next in corporate restructuring. One day I could be advising clients and seeking solutions to their problems and the next I could be on site trading a business. I work with businesses across many different sectors, so I’m always learning something new about how those industries operate.

What is your favourite part about working for FRP?

I enjoy being part of a national practice and knowing that I have the support of my colleagues. As a firm we have specialists in a wide variety of sectors, which gives us the ability to provide the best advice to our clients. And FRP really does look after and invest in its people.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I enjoy hiking, Muay Thai kickboxing, socialising and most of all travelling. One of my favourite things is to travel around visiting several places at any one time.

Gemma Jones

Director Restructuring Advisory Birmingham

When did you join FRP?

I joined in 2015, having spent the first nine years of my career at a larger firm. Joining a growing team at FRP was an exciting prospect that hasn’t disappointed.

What is a typical day like for you?

Most days start with me prioritising the demands of my portfolio of clients. This can involve client meetings and calls, working with the team to progress projects and then dealing with the urgent issues that pop up throughout the day.

How would you describe the culture of the firm?

When I joined the firm it was refreshing to be part of a flexible and supportive team, and I’ve found everyone open to new ideas and a fast pace of adapting and changing. It’s a collaborative firm, sharing resource and expertise to get the best results for clients, and this has become an increasingly powerful force as FRP has grown and diversified in recent years.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Can I have two? Walking out of a meeting with a client and its stakeholders knowing that I added value. And being a part of the growth of the firm, from involvement in national projects to seeing the development of colleagues I work closely with.

Michelle Boon

Consultant Forensic Services London

When did you join FRP?

January 2017.

Where and what did you study?

I studied Accounting and Economics for my undergraduate degree at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. I am also qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

What is your favourite part about working for FRP?

Being able to work on interesting cases and having a close-knit team that supports each other. These are some of the reasons why I enjoy coming to work each day.

What is the most interesting thing you have discovered since joining?

I have reviewed over 85,000 documents during my investigation cases since joining FRP. I can’t imagine having to review these documents in hard copies without Relativity or any e-disclosure platforms!

What inspired you to go into this career?

Having been in the enforcement and investigation department in Inland Revenue New Zealand for six years, I realised that I am passionate about investigative work and find the job highly rewarding. When I moved to London I knew forensic accounting would be the perfect career to pursue.

CJ Watson

Senior Manager IT Advisory Brentwood

When did you join FRP?

May 2011.

What is a typical day like for you?

When I’m asked to assist, my first objective is to understand what the administrators require from the business, then tailor a solution to suit. Once I’ve reached agreement with relevant parties, we then obtain data in a format we’re confident we can read. Our work is hugely varied, so we’re persistently documenting new systems, guiding administrators through the acronyms, licensing, contracts and technical quirks of the IT world.

How would you describe the culture of the firm?

The firm identifies, fosters and supports talent. There’s a healthy balance between work and home life. I always feel welcome whenever I visit our other offices too – the teams care, they appreciate our guidance and that creates a strong working environment.

What inspired you to go into this career?

I’ve had a passion for tech since I was a teenager. I found it fascinating and knew I had to get stuck in. When computer forensics came into the mix, it was like unlocking a dark art – finally knowing what could and could not be found, and critically why. I’ve seen more of the UK in this role than I ever did before, and I feel it’s a tremendous privilege.

Shelie Gallagher

Manager Restructuring Advisory Manchester

When did you join FRP?

January 2014.

What is a typical day like for you?

A typical day would include producing and updating outcome statements for all stakeholders on various cases, and liaising with banks and funders, providing updates on any returns. If I’m working on a business sale, it will also involve liaising with the company for relevant information, approaching interested parties, and liaising with lawyers.

Why would you recommend FRP?

We have great colleagues and mentors who are keen to help you to develop. FRP invests in its people, so you feel looked after, and you’re always learning new skills and gaining more knowledge. The firm is also well regarded in the industry, and as a result we get a good mixture of cases, from different sizes and sectors, which means the job is always interesting.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Manchester has a lot of amazing restaurants for foodies, so I love going out to eat and trying new places. I enjoy walking, playing netball and have recently taken up softball. I also enjoy playing fun aunt Shelie to my nieces and nephews, with the benefit of being able to hand them back at the end of the day!

Claire Huartson

Manager Restructuring Advisory Brentwood

What is a typical day like for you?

A typical day for me would be dealing with emails and letters at the start of the day, followed perhaps by a client meeting or a conference call with solicitors or counsel on a technical issue. I may then assist more junior colleagues with any complexities on their cases, and in the evening attend a networking event or have dinner with long-standing clients.

What is your most memorable moment at FRP so far?

I especially enjoy mentoring, so any opportunity to help someone in developing their career is memorable for me.

How would you describe the culture of the firm?

Inclusive and supportive.

Why would you recommend FRP?

Not only is the work interesting and rewarding but you genuinely have an opportunity to build strong bonds with colleagues. At the end of each day there’s a great feeling of having all pulled together to achieve something.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I like to have an annual project, from learning Spanish to physical challenges such as the recent Three Peaks Challenge I took part in with other colleagues at FRP. This year I am studying insolvency law to look to further my career.

Nishad Morjaria

Partner Forensic Services London

What inspired you to go into this career?

I studied law at university and then became a Chartered Accountant, so forensic accounting has been the perfect career to combine my legal and accountancy background.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The variety it brings, as well as learning about new clients, their industries and the challenges they face. The role can also be technically demanding, and I still enjoy getting into the detail of a case.

How would you describe the culture of the firm?

Open, non-hierarchical and supportive with its people, and pragmatic, commercial and honest in its dealings with clients.

Why would you recommend FRP?

FRP is partner led, and has a wealth of experience and expertise within the business advisory field. It’s sufficiently agile for teams to collaborate effectively to deliver solutions for clients, and people enjoy working together.

In what way is your team innovative?

We look to embed technology solutions in the work we do both for external and internal clients, which is integral to the future of the firm.

Harry Walker

Partner Corporate Finance Leicester

When did you join FRP?

April 2018.

What is a typical day like for you?

Corporate finance is quite varied between client work and business development. For part of the day I’ll usually be out and about seeing intermediaries or a prospective client. Depending on the timings of my current projects I might be in the office working on deals into the evening, but usually I’m able to find a good balance between work and home time.

How would you describe the culture of the firm?

Entrepreneurial, while focused on quality and integrity.

What inspired you to go into this career?

Having started my career training in audit, I was always most interested in the conversations with clients around their future plans and strategy. Corporate finance focuses on working on these areas with people who own and run their own businesses, so I found that aspect very attractive.

Tom Cox

Partner Debt Advisory London

What inspired you to go into this career?

If you had asked me at 18 I wouldn’t have anticipated becoming a Chartered Accountant, let alone a debt advisor. It’s really the variety and complexity of projects that attracted me. I started life as a corporate financier, but I’ve always worked in practices that blend transaction advisory and restructuring services. I now specialise in leveraged and acquisition finance, so the cut and thrust of a deal has always been appealing.

What is a typical day like for you?

A breakfast meeting with a lender or private equity sponsor, followed by a real mix of activities throughout the day. I spend a lot of time talking to clients or lenders, negotiating terms on transactions, but my day also often includes reviewing information memoranda, completing debt capacity analysis or covenant modelling, and business development meetings to find the next deal.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Closing the deal and feeling like you have added real value for your client.

How would you describe the culture of the firm?

Fleet of foot, entrepreneurial and dynamic – we make decisions quickly and aren’t afraid to give clients genuine advice.

Why would you recommend FRP?

No single day is ever the same as another; you will learn a lot quickly, and get to work with high-quality industry operators.

Alex Sargeant

Director Corporate Finance Bristol

Where and what did you study?

I went to the University of Bristol to study Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and I graduated in 2008.

What is your favourite part about working for FRP?

Because of the structure at FRP, there is more opportunity to work directly with partners, a truly partner-led approach and a great chance to learn and develop. Speaking from experience, I’ve personally found it difficult to get this type of experience below director level at ‘big four’ and other mid-tier firms, so it’s a great upside to working at FRP.

What is the most interesting thing you have discovered since joining?

During my time at FRP it’s been interesting to get involved with a number of opportunities that overlap corporate finance with restructuring, such as accelerated M&A. These projects offer a different experience compared with traditional M&A, particularly the timeframe – which is often very tight – and can be quite challenging, yet enjoyable at the same time.

What inspired you to go into this career?

When I finished university I knew that a career in medical research wasn’t for me, I was far too squeamish for that. After a year out, I discovered the ACA (the ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification) which seemed a sensible career choice. While studying for the ACA I felt that my personality was best suited to corporate finance and I focused on gaining the experience I needed to move into that area.

Louise Hatton

Forensic Associate Forensic Services London

When did you join FRP?

I joined FRP in April 2019 as a Forensic Analyst in the London office.

Where and what did you study?

I studied Accounting and Financial Management at the University of Exeter. I am now a finalist ACCA student, hoping to complete my studies this year.

Why would you recommend FRP?

The culture of the firm is extremely welcoming, the working environment is great and FRP offers fantastic opportunities to enhance your career. FRP also provide great study support options, which was important to me when I was choosing a training contract.

What is a typical day like for you?

In a typical day I may be working on several cases, providing investigative analysis or calculating quantum. I liaise with colleagues to assist in writing expert reports, witness statements and memorandums. Often, we use an eDiscovery tool, Relativity, that allows me to investigate, search and analyse large volumes of data, making my job easier and more efficient on larger investigations and disputes.

In addition to this, I may attend a lecture in the evening, as part of the training for my ACCA exams.

What inspired you to go into this career?

I have always had an interest in financial crime. I wanted to go on to study an accountancy qualification, but also incorporate my passion for investigations. I have gained company valuation skills in studying for the ACCA with FRP.

Julia Guy

Insolvency Administrator Restructuring Advisory London

When did you join FRP?

My first role at FRP was as an intern, during and immediately after I graduated from university. I returned as a Graduate Trainee in July 2018, while also training to be a Chartered Accountant.

What is a typical day like for you?

My days vary due to my studying, but typically a day in the office can include holding initial meetings with directors of distressed companies, providing advice on the insolvency processes available. I draft statutory appointment documents and correspondence to creditors and shareholders, which often involves updating details of creditors’ claims and evaluating their validity. I regularly correspond with HMRC, and more recently I’ve been drafting statutory reports to stakeholders of the portfolio of companies for which I’m responsible.

How would you describe the culture of the firm?

There is a nurturing and challenging culture which allows individuals to grow. FRP offers opportunities to progress, as well as a good work-life balance.

Why would you recommend FRP?

It’s an environment which encourages individuals to develop. My close-knit team provide assistance to me and each other wherever and whenever possible, enabling me to learn quickly from senior members as I always feel able to ask for help.

Bruce Roper

Case Accountant Central Services Group Brentwood

When did you join FRP?

September 2017.

What is a typical day like for you?

Every day is unpredictable. I might start with processing receipts and payments, reconciling the accounts or liaising with the bank, but the day can quickly change as I have to adapt and multitask to meet the diverse needs of all the cases across the business, which makes the role exciting.

What inspired you to go into this career?

After finishing university I wanted to apply many of the skills developed throughout my education in a challenging business environment, and the fast-paced and diverse nature of this role and the business particularly interested me.

How would you describe the culture of the firm?

The people are very hard working and dedicated, with a strong sense of team spirit across the business, which is further developed by the numerous office social events organised throughout the year.

Rose Atkinson

Trainee Administrator Location Support Brentwood

When did you join FRP?

I carried out my work experience at FRP in August 2018 and then joined the firm in November 2018.

What is a typical day like for you?

I find myself doing something different every day, from carrying out small tasks such as letters to banks to drafting a Progress Report on a bankruptcy case. I’m constantly interacting with others, either via email or on the phone, which is one of the things I love about my job.

What is your favourite part about working for FRP?

My favourite part about working for FRP is the working environment. Everyone is supportive and is always willing to provide advice or guidance on anything you need, which is what helps you to succeed.

Do you have an idol, and if so, who and why?

My idol is my Grandma. My Grandad fell badly ill many years ago, and in recent years has been struggling with dementia. My Grandma takes amazing care of him, and does so every day, which is why I idolise her.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I’m always keeping busy in my spare time, either taking some time out at my local gym or with friends and family.

Ben Falkingham

Trainee Insolvency Technician Restructuring Advisory Brentwood

When did you join FRP?

I joined FRP in July 2017 as a Trainee Insolvency Technician after leaving college. Joining as an apprentice meant that, alongside my office work, I was able to study for my AAT qualifications one day a week at college. I was nominated in the Apprentice of the Year category at the Brentwood Business Awards, which I won in November 2018.

What is a typical day like for you?

A typical day would be dealing predominantly with personal bankruptcy cases, whether it be communicating with debtors to identify the most suitable strategy to deal with the estate, monitoring property sales by liaising with estate agents and solicitors, or managing receipt of funds and processing payments accordingly.

What is your favourite part about working for FRP?

It’s the diversity of different tasks that are involved within my portfolio of cases. For example, one day I may be dealing with a £1 million property and the next I am negotiating an agreement to realise our interest in a motor vehicle.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I enjoy playing and watching football, and I regularly play for a local 5-a-side team. I also enjoy travelling and visiting different countries around the world.