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“I am passionate about getting to the commercial heart of a situation quickly and getting all stakeholders on board. This allows me to rapidly identify workable and acceptable solutions that optimise the chances of success during what can be a difficult and challenging period for both the business and the individuals involved”

I am a licensed insolvency practitioner with 20 years’ experience in providing practical and relevant advice to business owners, management teams and their stakeholders on a range of financial matters, with a strong emphasis on working with businesses encountering a degree of financial distress. Being based in Leeds I cover our Yorkshire and North East region and have a strong professional network across this area that I regularly work with for the benefit of my clients.

One of my areas of focus is advising management teams on optimising funding structures. I have led a range of refinancing exercises leading to improved funding structures and additional funds for businesses. In particular, I am extremely enthusiastic about working with businesses and their stakeholders in challenging situations to align them with the right funding solution. In many cases, this has involved restructuring the business to provide positive trading prospects.

I'm a member of our asset based lending (ABL) advisory team. I have a deep understanding of ABL facilities and the funders within the sector and work with management teams to advise on working capital management and optimising ABL facility usage.

Lenders regularly engage me to advise on opportunities and challenges they face with clients. This may be to support a refinance process or to provide advice where additional funds are requested in challenging circumstances.

When not at work or spending time with my family, I can usually be found either on the golf course or clinging on to the end of a fading rugby ‘career’. I am also a keen Leeds United fan.

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