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Is your business struggling? If you are being threatened by creditors, or you're worried about paying the wages, or about going over your overdraft, then download this guide today and find out how we can help!

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When a creditor has exhausted all avenues to recover a debt, he/she will appoint a solicitor or debt collector to collect the...
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It is now possible for the company and its directors to apply to the court to put the company into administration through a...
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A Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) consists of a deal between the company and its creditors to repay them from...
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Pre-pack administration
Pre-Pack Administration
Pre-pack administration is a process where the ‘deal’ to sell a business entering administration is agreed prior to the...
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Refinancing is part and parcel of everyday business life, whether negotiating new bank facilities, renewing overdrafts or factoring...
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Winding up petitions
Winding Up Petitions
A winding up petition is by far the most serious action that can be taken against your company. Often it arises because...
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Things To Know About Talking To BCR Insolvency


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Meet The Senior Team

Phil Wood
Managing Director
Phil is a licensed insolvency practitioner and the MD of BCR. He and his team provide an array of services from advice on terms of trade and debt recovery, to acting as administrator or liquidator of insolvent companies or Trustee in Bankruptcy for insolvent individuals. He also acts as a supervisor in IVAs and CVAs. Phil holds numerous influential positions and roles within the business community and is very well known, both for his forthright and straightforward views and opinions as well as his many charitable gestures.
Chris Knott
Chris is a qualified accountant and a licensed insolvency practitioner who is an experienced part of the senior team at BCR. He is well-known, active presence within the business community and has special responsibility for the Staffordshire and Cheshire regions. He is currently a partner of 'futurefinest' which is Staffordshire’s young professional network. Chris also works closely with other business colleagues at Staffordshire Chamber. Chris is a qualified accountant and a licensed insolvency practitioner who is an experienced part of the senior team at BCR.
Nick West
Based in Shropshire, Nick is the primary contact for this region which now boasts three BCR offices. As a fully qualified and licensed Insolvency Practitioner Nick has a wide range of experience in all aspects of insolvency, business rescue and restructure. Nick is known as a safe pair of hands to look after the needs of businesses in the region. Nick lives in Shropshire having grown up locally. Outside work he is a keen but frustrated golfer, enjoys competing in the local squash league and snowboarding during the winter.
Nick West
Lucy Hill
Insolvency Manager
Lucy Hill was welcomed back to her role as Insolvency Manager at BCR after returning to her home in Cheshire with her husband and children. She said: “My husband worked for a year in Saudi before we joined him and when we arrived I didn’t have a job but applied for a role at the British Embassy and retrained as an Entry Clearance Officer for UKVI in Riyadh. “While we quickly settled into the lifestyle, and enjoyed the weather, it was sometimes difficult for the children to adapt to the restrictions. When it came to a crucial point in their education we decided to come home and I am delighted to return to my old role and see my colleagues again.”

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