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.
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.
I also have extensive experience with solvent liquidation.
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.