Hart Shaw names new corporate recovery partner

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Emma Legdon has been appointed a partner at Sheffield accountants and business advisers Hart Shaw.

She will lead the firm’s business recovery and insolvency department along with fellow Insolvency Partner Christopher Brown.

Emma Legdon joined Hart Shaw in a temporary administrative role in 1993 and gained her licence as an insolvency practitioner before becoming the firm’s first female insolvency practitioner earlier this year.

She said: “Having been with the firm for all of my working life it is a great personal achievement and I feel very honoured that the current partner group think enough of me to invite me to join them.”

Hart Shaw managing partner Paul Dawson said: “Emma joined us as an office junior 20 years ago and has worked hard to get to where she is today.”

n The group which speaks on behalf of the bulk of Britain’s coal producers has appointed a new director general.

Career mining man Phil Garner, 58, has succeeded David Brewer as head of the Confederation of UK Coal Producers (CoalPro).

Mr Garner is a former colliery manager, production and mining director and commercial director who has spent 37 years in the industry, with British Coal and UK COAL.

He said: “Coal still plays an important part in meeting Britain’s energy needs, and can do so for many years to come.”

“The coal we produce in the UK from our deep and surface mines reduces imports and the nation’s reliance on fuels from other countries and supports around 20,000 jobs in mining and related industries.”