INSOLVENCY specialist Geoffrey Martin & Co has merged into PKF Littlejohn.
The merger provides the PKF presence with a brand in Leeds. Geoffrey Martin, a three partner firm with 15 staff members that was formed in 1983, also has an office in London.
Stephen Goderski and Peter Hart, of Geoffrey Martin’s London office, will relocate to Littlejohn’s Canary Wharf site. Leeds office partner James Selight and his team will remain in situ.
Carmine Papa (pictured), managing partner of PKF Littlejohn, said: “Offering restructuring services is a string to our bow which we have never had. In the past, we maintained successful relationships with a variety of independent specialist firms. Having Geoffrey Martin & Co within the PKF network will allow us to work closely together and mutually support each other in the best interests of our clients.”
Goderski entered the profession in 1985, qualifying as an IP in 1994. He joined Geoffrey Martin in 2002. Hart has worked in business recovery since 1995, qualifying as an IP in 2004, having joined the firm a year earlier. Sleight is a certified accountant and IP, and was named a partner at Geoffrey Martin in 2009.
There are several firms operating under the PKF banner in the UK and Ireland – they posted a combined revenue figure of £76m in 2013/14, according to Accountancy Age’s Top 50+50 survey of firms. The firms began operating under the PKF brand following the sale of the merger of the eponymously-named firm in BDO in 2013.