Specialist business advisory firm FRP has bolstered its presence in the North East with the appointment of two new members to its Teesside team.

Kelly Mullen has joined FRP’s team as a case administrator, while Shay McDermott has joined as an apprentice trainee insolvency administrator.

Kelly has 13 years of experience in commercial law, and will be responsible for supporting FRP’s corporate and personal insolvency teams based in Teesside. Shay joins as a graduate of the University of York, and will undertake a two-year apprenticeship programme with the business.

Their appointment brings the total number of staff in FRP’s Teesside office to 14.

Last year, FRP relocated to new premises in Stockton-on-Tees, increasing its floorspace in the process by 30 per cent to support anticipated future growth. Since the move, FRP has welcomed four new members to its Teesside team as it continues to develop the business advisory expertise it offers businesses across the North East.

David Willis, a partner at FRP in Teesside, said: “Kelly and Shay’s arrival will bolster our growing team, allowing us to continue to provide excellent advice to our expanding client roster.

“In this current climate of economic and political uncertainty, we are seeing more and more local business owners reaching out for assistance in restructuring their businesses to help mitigate the challenges ahead.

“Our Teesside team is here to apply its expertise to firms of all sizes across the North East to ensure that they are able to overcome any hurdles, and to tailor the best possible outcome for all stakeholders when, sadly, closure or liquidation is unavoidable.”

FRP provides clients with the full suite of business advisory services including corporate restructuring, corporate finance, forensic services, pensions advisory and debt advisory.