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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, Wales &  South West, Manchester & North West, South East Counties and London.


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

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.

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.

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

Mike Parsons

Senior Director, 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.

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.

North East

Tonya Allison

FRP Advisory LLP

“I am a qualified insolvency practitioner at FRP Advisory LLP based in the North East area with over 10 years’ experience in turnaround and insolvency.”

Andrew Dyson

Begbies Traynor

In 2010, Andrew came to work as an Insolvency Administrator in Newcastle branch of Begbies Traynor. He was promoted to the position of Manager in 2017. Andrew covers a cross section of Corporate & Personal Insolvency work.

Lorna Ford


Lorna joined KPMG in 2006 and after starting her career in the audit department, transferred to Deal Advisory in 2009.

Kelly Jordan

Muckle LLP

Kelly has ten years’ experience of dealing with all aspects of contentious and non-contentions insolvency work although primarily in advisory and transactional work.

Allan Kelly


Allan is restructuring partner. He works with company stakeholders including management, shareholders, equity sponsors and debt providers to preserve and enhance value.


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

I am a Director in the Turnaround and Restructuring Services team at AlixPartners with over 17 years’ experience advising corporate boards and financial stakeholders.

James Stephen


Sian Aitken


Partner at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang


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

Director FPN Ltd

Rosemary Penn-Newman has over 20 years’ experience in corporate finance.

South East Counties

Kevin Counihan

SIA Group

Experienced Valuer and Disposal Agent with over 15 years’ experience in the insolvency industry, London and the South East providing tangible and intangible asset valuation advice.

Joe Waters

Head Of Sales at Bibby Financial Services (UK) Limited

Having initially worked for major banking institutions, Joe joined PwC’s Business Recovery practice, prior to becoming one of the founders of an independent Invoice Finance Business. Joe now leads the local Sales team for Bibby Financial Services.

Brian Burke

Director, Quantuma LLP

Brian is a licensed insolvency practitioner at Quantuma LLP. He has spent over 20 years’ dealing with business owners, corporates and individuals. His experience includes delivering advisory solutions, turnaround and restructuring, and formal insolvency processes across a wide range of industries.

Ruvimbo Kandi

Solicitor, EMW Law LLP

I am a Solicitor in the Restructuring & Insolvency team at EMW Law LLP, based in Gatwick. I provide advice to a broad range of clients including directors, insolvency practitioners, businesses in financial distress and lenders. I have previous experience working on consumer disputes in-house. In addition to Restructuring & Insolvency, I provide advice and guidance to businesses on consumer and commercial disputes (contentious and non-contentious).

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 requiring £2M plus

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

Partner, Partner, KRE Corporate Recovery LLP

I am an Insolvency Practitioner and Certified Chartered Accountant with over 10 years experience in Insolvency in both the Big 4 and the mid market.

Chris Newell

Partner, Quantuma Plc

I am a licensed insolvency practitioner and accountant and have extensive experience dealing with companies in financial difficulty predominately in the SME sector.

Wales & South West

Robin Goddard

Senior Manager Business Development, Reach Commercial Finance

Robin has spent 35 years in finance, 20 years with Midland/HSBC running teams and a branch across the South of England.

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.

Diana Frangou

Partner, RSM

Diana is a Restructuring Advisory Partner at RSM with over 25 years’ experience working with distressed corporates, ABLs, banks and other intermediaries across a broad range of sectors on a regional and national basis.

Stephanie Slinn

Partner, Clarke Willmott LLP

Insolvency and corporate restructuring solicitor advising insolvency practitioners and creditors on all types of claims arising out of corporate and personal insolvency.

Toby Arrowsmith

Director, Intrinsic Equity Limited

Nick Hammond

Director, Colliers International

Head of Advisory & Restructuring at Colliers International, providing real estate restructuring, turnaround and insolvency advice to lenders, investors, business management teams and practitioners across all UK property sectors.


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.

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.

Samuel Dixon

Managing Associate, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

"Sam is a restructuring solicitor at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP with over ten years' experience. He is also a qualified (non-practising) insolvency practitioner and has experience of working in the turnaround team of a clearing bank. He specialises in advising various stakeholders in relation to distressed businesses, charities and providers of public services with significant sector experience in education, healthcare and technology."

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