As a boutique, hands-on consultancy practice, we are different from mainstream advisory and consultancy firms. We work for all stakeholders – companies, shareholders, debtors, creditors – and we don’t just advise, we actually support our clients with direct leadership and management of implementation.
All our people are senior professionals with board level experience in industry and commerce. We do not use young, inexperienced staff who were doing audit or strategy work last week and are turnaround professionals this week. You can also be sure that our team did not meet for the first time in the taxi on the way to your office.
Our approach is to use the smallest number of people possible and to harness the resources that the client already has. This provides the client with a cost-effective, high-value-added service that is less intrusive than large numbers of junior staff. With years of board level experience, we are very comfortable dealing with our clients’ senior management.
We believe passionately that we should be free of conflicts of interest. We are not Insolvency Practitioners and, therefore, have no interest in our clients entering any formal bankruptcy process. We put all our efforts into avoiding that and have nothing to gain from it.
Similarly, we have never been on any bank panels so are not beholden to them in any way. Neither do we have a myriad of other services to cross sell. We believe in being the best at what we do and nothing more.
With a long history of working on cross-border assignments in Europe and on a trans-Atlantic basis, we are very familiar with the challenges of international groups and the difficulties arising from operations in different legal jurisdictions. These are not situations for learning on the job.
Notes, insights and reflections from Matthew, one of our directors and turnaround experts, as he works with companies during Lockdown.