LEONARD CURTIS has recruited four of the partners from collapsed insolvency firm Bridge Business Recovery.

Andrew Duncan, Matt Evans, Alex Cadwallader and Rob Horton have taken director roles in the London office of insolvency firm Leonard Curtis.

Bridge collapsed this month following "significant irregularities" at the firm, with KPMG administrators Colin Haig and Samantha Bewick appointed.

The ex-Bridge partners will join the business in August and take all work in progress, where any of the partners were appointed lead insolvency pracitioner, with them.

Neil Bennett, managing director for Leonard Curtis in London and the South-East, said: "We are delighted to have Andrew, Matt, Alex and Rob on board. The opportunity to bring them in was too good to miss and they will bring a significant amount of experience to the group as a whole.

"These appointments will allow us to accelerate the planned expansion in service offerings here in the South-East. "

Duncan said: "All four of us see this as a great opportunity to join a company on the rise and we are very much looking forward to working with Neil and his team in London, and also across the group. Leonard Curtis has become a significant player in the market nationally, and we are excited by the prospect of contributing to this continuing growth strategy."

Leonard Curtis Business Solutions recently reported growth in revenues of 15% and operating profits of £4.6m in the year to 30th April 2011.The firm hopes to double its size in the South-East over the next three years.