An insolvency practitioners perspective on leading in troubled times. How things work … for you, and your customers, suppliers and staff … when cash goes AWOL. What to do when wheels start to wobble …and when one falls off, including:
· A quick review of the different insolvency options available in E&W
· A look at some of the C19 amendments
· Ending on a high – the solvent liquidation
· The tax man cometh
· A sale is not a sale until it’s paid for – looking up and down your supply chain for weak links
· Tales from the crypt – an insolvency practitioners insight
There will be plenty of opportunities for Q&A and for follow up post the workshop if required.
By attending this workshop you should leave with a better understanding of the various processes currently available, their pros and cons and some stories to bring it all to life, while keeping things in perspective.
Keep calm and carry on!
Wednesday 18th November via Zoom (Invitation only)
Peter, 56, is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”), a licensed insolvency practitioner and director of independent insolvency practitioners, BRI Business Recovery and Insolvency whose headquarters are in Northampton.
Having served a three year term as a member of ACCA’s Council, Peter was, until December 2019, their representative on the Joint Insolvency Committee (JIC), the body which develops, improves and maintains insolvency standards from a regulatory, ethical and best practice perspective. It has responsibility for the revision of Statements of Insolvency Practice (SIPs) and it comments on legislation. JIC promotes consistency across the profession. Peter remains chair of the JIC working party currently revising and updating the SIP re Company Voluntary Arrangements.
Peter also served ACCA as director and is the immediate past chairman of the Joint Insolvency Exams Board.
Peter served as a member of R3’s (the Association of Business Recovery Professionals) Midlands Regional Committee for some eleven years and formerly served on its Small Practitioners Issues Committee, now the Smaller Practitioners Group.
Peter started his insolvency career in Northampton in June 1985 as an examiner in the Insolvency Service (the Official Receivers’ office). In 1989 he joined what is now PricewaterhouseCoopers, in Birmingham. In 1994 Peter joined the insolvency department of a small Northampton based accountancy practice as their second insolvency practitioner. In 2001, together with two others, he conducted an MBO of that department in order to form BRI Business Recovery and Insolvency which now has 5 Insolvency Practitioners working from 6 offices in the Midlands and the South and employs some 25 people.
Peter’s day job requires him to take and manage appointments across the insolvency spectrum. The majority of his work is with corporate clients but he is also able to assist individuals and partners in financial difficulty. At any time he may be acting as administrator, liquidator, supervisor, trustee in bankruptcy or more generally as an expert adviser to those in distress. Peter has looked at a variety of industries including large retail chains, national charities and situations involving cross-border issues.
Peter promotes ACCA, JIEB, ICAEW, AAT and CPI training within his own practice, and externally. He is a former judge (3 years) on the Insolvency and Rescue Awards.
Outside work, Peter is married and has two adult children. He is a keen sailor being an RYA Dinghy Instructor and Sailability Gold Award winner, as a volunteer for Sailability, helping to get disabled people onto the water and keeping them safe when there. He is also a Coastal Skipper. He is a winter sports enthusiast and also finds time to be a martial arts instructor, holding a 4th Degree Black Belt in Kempo Karate. He is a qualified hockey umpire, umpire coach and Level 1 Assessor and umpires ladies, mixed and other teams for Long Buckby Hockey Club and others.