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In 2017 TMA UK launched a self-administering regional board of directors dedicated to promoting the quality networking and thought leadership that is the cornerstone of TMA UK.


We now have directors with responsibility for regions in East Midlands, West Midlands, Scotland, Newcastle, Thames Valley, South Coast, Yorkshire and Manchester & North West


We are always on the lookout for quality people to fill places on boards in other cities across the UK.   If you are interested in creating a board or sponsoring a board please contact our president Andrew Pepper or Nyree Magill on 0844 804 0116

East Midlands

Nick Edwards

Restructuring Advisory Director, RSM

Nick has been involved in turnaround since 1990 starting with the original Cork Gully and heads the RSM team in Milton Keynes. His experience ranges from debt and pension advisory to formal insolvency.

Kelly Hamill

Head of Sales East Midlands, Bibby Financial

Kelly has a wealth of industry experience and previously worked for two of the larger Banks before taking over as Head of Sales in 2014. With experience of Trade, Export and Invoice Finance.

Harry Moore

Managing Director, Moore Fleming

Specialises in Operational Turnaround. After a career in industry Harry led the Turnarounds teams as Principal at KPMG and PwC prior to setting up Moore Fleming, a dedicated turnaround boutique.

Robin Johnston

Associate, Buckles Solicitors

Robin is a company commercial solicitor specialising in business turnaround, rescue and recoveries. He joined Buckles Solicitors in 2016 and is based in their Nottingham office.

Mark Huddlestone

Director, Baldwins Accountants

Mark is a Director, Banking & Finance at Baldwins Accountants, working with SME owners across the Midlands to ensure they have the right funding in place to achieve their ambitions.

Manchester & North West

David Rushton

Regional Sales Director, Leumi ABL Ltd

Dave is Regional Sales Director for Leumi ABL in the North West, an experienced ABL financier who has provided solutions for SME’s and Corporates in region for over 20 years.

Tom Weedall

Director, Wells Fargo Capital Finance

Tom has over 13 years’ experience in originating, structuring, underwriting and exiting senior debt facilities, having held senior roles at US financial institutions Wells Fargo Capital Finance and GE Capital.

Rachel Thomas

Manager, PwC

Since starting my career at PwC I have worked in the Manchester Restructuring practice helping a number of organisations, in a variety of sectors and locations, through distressed and turnaround scenarios.

Mike Parsons

Senior Manager, Advisory Team, Duff & Phelps

Mike is a chartered accountant based in Duff & Phelps’ Manchester office. Mike specialises in leading advisory and business turnaround assignments and also heads Duff & Phelps’ Tax Arrears team.

North East

Andrew Cawkwell

Director, Newtons Solicitors


Stephen Robertson

Director, Metis Partners

Acknowledged as one of the “World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists” by IAM magazine, Stephen has 20 years’ experience in turnaround, insolvency and corporate finance. In 2003, he founded Metis Partners, a leading IP valuation firm. Metis Partners has recovered tens of millions of pounds from IP asset sales under Stephen's lead, becoming the market leader in the UK as a result.

Steven Jansch

Partner, Head of Insolvency, Solicitor Advocate, Gilson Gray LLP

As an accredited insolvency specialist lawyer, I regularly appear in the Court of Session as a Solicitor Advocate insolvency litigator.

Graeme Henry

Quest Corporate Ltd

Experienced lawyer and former DLA Piper partner specialising in turnaround and Portfolio Solutions. Won IFT's Listed Company Turnaround award for rescue of Heart of Midlothian FC plc

Addi Shamash

Ben Browne

Alix Partners

James Stephen


Rachel Grant


Sian Aitken



Antony Fanshawe


I am a chartered accountant, and I have an MBA from the University of Bath. I am a former IP but have given up my licence and now have a range of interests.

Nick Clarke


CMA Recruitment Ltd and Evolution Capital

Matthew Barker


Trethowans LLP

Rosemary Penn-Newman



Frank Bouette


An experienced restructuring lawyer with expertise in guiding entrepreneurs through difficult situations and providing managed solutions. The market praises him for his technical ability (Chambers & Partners 2017).

Thames Valley

Jonathan Hughes

Regional Sales Director, Leumi ABL Ltd

Jonathan is Regional Sales Director for Leumi ABL. He has been writing mid-market Invoice Discounting & Asset Based Lending for over twenty years, and is keen to support businesses who require between £2M - £35M

Nicola Kirk

Partner, Gateley Plc

Nicola specialises in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious insolvency, restructuring, refinancing, turnaround, fraud, dispute resolution and transaction advisory work.

David Taylor


RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP

Chris Newell


Quantuma Plc

West Midlands

TMA West Midlands is a vibrant region and developing region. We typically have a mix of events across the year that educate, inform and entertain, as well as social events in the course of the year.


The TMA Yorkshire board is planning to host quarterly meetings, combining relevant topics and social networking to build links across the local restructuring and turnaround community. We look forward to seeing more members and guests at forthcoming events in the coming months.  In the meantime, we are always receptive to ideas for events and will incorporate these where practical.


Richard Leach

Restructuring Director, RSM

Richard has over ten years of experience in advising banks and companies in relation to all aspects of financial restructuring including review; options analysis; forecasting and raising finance.

James Roach

Partner, WoodrowMercer

James now manages senior finance appointments for Woodrow Mercer Finance. Alongside this, he continues to act as a Finance Director on a part-time basis.

Catherine Sweeten

Accounts & Sales Manager, Credit Risk Solutions Ltd

Since graduating with a Law Degree in 2008, Catherine has developed strong relationships within banking, finance, accountancy and private equity.

Rashmi Dube

Principal, Legatus Law

Passionate about business growth at a time of global change, Rashmi is an award-winning solicitor, mediator and the managing director of Leeds and London-based Legatus Law.

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