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, which have included bankruptcies, individual voluntary arrangements, Scottish sequestrations, creditor voluntary liquidations, compulsory liquidations and company voluntary arrangements.
I graduated in 1996 with a combined degree in Economics, Law and Business Administration. 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 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 ten 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 five minutes of fame. I have also sat opposite Jack Charlton on a train.