Manchester’s oldest insolvency and business turnaround firm is relocating across the city, as part of a strategic growth and rebranding programme.
Poppleton and Appleby, established in 1885, is moving to new premises in Oxford Court at the heart of Manchester’s business and financial district.
The move will place the firm much nearer to the professional advisers, banks and specialist lenders it works closely with.
Lead by partners Stephen Wainwright, Stephen Lord and Allan Cadman, the firm has an 11-strong team, including seven fee-earners.
Commenting on the relocation, Stephen Wainwright said: “We had been at our old offices in High Street in the Northern Quarter since 1979 and the area has changed enormously in recent years. The move will take us out of a predominantly retail district and place us at the centre of the professional and financial community, where we can operate more productively and efficiently.
“The new location is discreetly located in an attractive neo-Georgian courtyard and is much more in keeping with our new corporate identity. It will provide a solid platform for our future growth plans,” added Stephen Wainwright.
The firm intends to grow organically and may look at acquisition opportunities as it develops its service range and SME-focused customer base. It will continue to expand its turnaround and financial restructuring activities, while maintaining its formal insolvency practice.
The firm will start operations at its new premises on September 24, when the phone number will switch to 0161 228 3028.