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Marina Bray

Insolvency Manager, Birmingham

Direct line: 0121 236 6789


Hello, my name is Marina Bray and I joined Smith Cooper as an Insolvency Manager in December 2016. I am based in the Birmingham office and have recently reached my 20th anniversary working in the Insolvency and Business Recovery profession.

What can I do for your organisation?

I am a qualified Insolvency Practitioner. Throughout my career I have dealt with both personal and corporate insolvency cases, to specifically include Bankruptcy, Individual Voluntary Arrangements, Scottish Sequestrations, Creditor Voluntary Liquidations, Compulsory Liquidations and Company Voluntary Arrangements.

Experience counts

I graduated with a Combined Degree in Economics, Law and Business Administration in 1996. I began my career with a top ten, multi office firm, where I trained and obtained my qualification. Following 17 years working for that firm, I then spent two years at an independent insolvency practice.

On 6 April 2017, new Insolvency Rules were introduced, which are the most radical changes in the Insolvency profession for 30 years. These are therefore quite exciting times, guaranteeing continual professional learning.

Deeper knowledge

I also have extensive experience with solvent liquidation.

Personally speaking

I was born in Neath, South Wales, and moved to the West Midlands in 1983 with my family when I was 10 years old.

I enjoy keeping fit by going to the gym and walking my dog. I also enjoy travelling, and have been to Central America, North America, Canada, Cuba, Russia, Scandinavia, and many places in Europe.

My claim to fame (or not)  is that in 2014 I appeared on David Dickinson’s Real Deal programme, and had my 5 minutes of fame. I have also sat opposite Jack Charlton on a train.