Claire Burden joins Smith & Williamson in Bristol

Claire Burden

Business turnaround specialist Claire Burden has joined financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson as a partner in its national advisory consultancy business.

Claire, who is based in the firm’s Bristol office, spent ten years in industry, leading turnaround programmes and supporting high growth and working capital constrained businesses. She previously worked in audit and restructuring at Big Four firm KPMG.

She has worked across a range of business sizes and sectors with specialisms in energy, renewables, professional services, manufacturing and technology.

Claire will develop Smith & Williamson’s advisory and turnaround offering, supporting businesses that are experiencing under-performance or financial pressure, primarily in the £100 million to £500 million turnover bracket.

Greg Palfrey, head of advisory consultancy at Smith & Williamson, comments: “Claire has a breadth of board level and corporate finance experience and a commercial acumen for operational and strategic delivery. She has a deep understanding of the challenges businesses face and how to alleviate them. Claire will play a key role in the evolution of our national advisory offering.”