Wigan based Focus Insolvency Group today announced a new appointment to their board of directors. Natalie Hughes, who recently qualified as a fully licensed Insolvency Practitioner, joins the four current board members in the role of Operations Director.

Alongside her new role as a director Natalie will begin taking her first insolvency appointments next week after receiving her certification in June 13. Natalie passed the challenging JIEB (Joint Insolvency Examination Board) examinations in March 2013 marking the culmination of many years of experience in the insolvency industry and many months of intense study.

Anthony Fisher, Managing Director at Focus Insolvency group commented,

“I am pleased to announce the recent changes and additions to the board of directors. Natalie has worked with Focus Insolvency since the beginning and has been instrumental in its development over the years. She passed the JIEB exam first time and I am pleased to say that she joins me and Insolvency Director Gary Birchall in taking appointments.

“Joining the board as Operations Director will mean Natalie is responsible for internal operations and upholding our very high standards which we have become known for throughout the industry”

Natalie will be taking over from previous Operations Director Andy Platt who has taken on the new challenge of Director of Operational Development as Anthony went on to explain,

“Andy Platt will assume the role of Director of Operational Development and is responsible for our external operations with introducers and professional partners as well as advancing our extensive expansion plan across the group.”

Andy has been with Focus Insolvency Group since 2008 after a successful eighteen year career in financial services, working with some of the major companies in the profession and heading up his own company before joining the current team.

Focus Insolvency Group recently announced a major step forward with their planned service expansion with the introduction last month of nationwide regional open days offering expert face to face debt advice to consumers and businesses alike.

Along with the new appointments the current board of directors also includes Anthony Fisher as Managing Director, Emma Fisher as Finance Director along with Gary Birchall as Insolvency Director.

Previous assistant manager Graham Cordiner has also been promoted to manager and will be assisting Natalie Hughes with the smooth running of internal company operations.