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Peter Windatt

Peter 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.

Comments from members:

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  • Overall it was a fantastic insight into the detailing behind company insolvency and liquidation and the work involved in these processes to protect as many as possible.
  • A clear understanding of insolvency processes.
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