Meet the Team
David was a founder partner of EWS back in 1995 having previously spent 10 years at Ernst & Young where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant before specialising and qualifying in Insolvency work. David is experienced in all insolvency areas both corporate and personal and also specialises in reconstructions and solvent liquidations. Away from work David is a keen but frustrated golfer. Tel: 01509 815150 email@example.com
Graham is ideally placed to advise companies and individuals in financial difficulty because during his career he has dealt with insolvency issues from three different perspectives. For the first 6 years, he was an Examiner with the Insolvency Service dealing with the ‘hardcore’ of Court ordered liquidation and bankruptcies; this included a secondment to the fraud squad prosecuting a conspiracy involving a rogue insolvency practitioner.In 1990 he was approached to join Coopers & Lybrand, (which later became PricewaterhouseCoopers). For the next 7 years he worked almost exclusively on behalf of the clearing banks before spending 3 years concentrating on advising owner-managers of insolvent businesses whilst gaining his insolvency licence. In 1999 he joined EWS to open the firm's first branch office in Peterborough where he mainly deals with SME businesses and is a trusted advisor to many firms of accountants who don’t have their own insolvency practice and appreciate that he will always look to achieve a rescue as a first priority. With a lifelong interest in sport and a degree in Sports Science, away from work Graham is active in hockey circles as a player, umpire, coach, administrator and supporter of the teams featuring his own 2 children. Tel: 01733 235 253 firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe has over 25 years experience of both corporate and personal insolvency having started as a young man in a family owned insolvency practice.In 2000 Joe obtained his insolvency licence and in 2004 joined Elwell Watchorn & Saxton. In 2005 Joe became a partner in Elwell Watchorn & Saxton LLP and now works out of both the Sileby and Nottingham offices. Joe has a wealth of experience in a wide range of industries and situations and is a keen Premier League football fan. Tel: 01158 717 490 email@example.com
Nigel began his career with the Insolvency Service and has since been at Ernst & Young, Moore Stephens and, latterly, Begbies Traynor. During more than 30 years in corporate rescue and restructuring, Nigel has dealt with hundreds of distressed businesses in many sectors; including construction, engineering, foundries, toolmakers, automotive components and other manufacturers, pubs, restaurants and hotels, retailers, property developers, football, golf and rugby clubs, professional practices, charities, a flying school and even an airline. As well as being a Fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals and the Insolvency Practitioners Association, Nigel is a past Member of the IPA Council. He is also a Fellow of NARA, the Association of Property and Fixed Charge Receivers. Nigel has developed a particular expertise on working with construction businesses and he devised and supervised one of the first successful trading CVA's for a construction company and he has managed the completion of several residential property developments; including the conversion of a Victorian waterworks into a mixture of apartments and eco-homes. Nigel has always been a keen sportsman and he has had the chance to work in the sports industry. In one of his more unusual and complex cases, he was appointed as Joint Administrator of the British Athletic Federation, the former governing body of British athletics, just after former Olympic athlete David Moorcroft took over as it's Chief Executive. He also dealt with the administration of the leaseholder of Donington Park motor racing circuit. Nigel joined EWS on 1 September 2016 and is looking forward to the opportunity to develop the firm's new West Midlands presence and to work with the other partners in building the firm's profile and range of services. Tel: 07901 506 931 firstname.lastname@example.org
Liam has a background in advising SME businesses and provides practical, straightforward and incisive advice in order to find commercial solutions to financial problems. Liam understands the needs of owner managed businesses and has a reputation for guiding directors on their duties and responsibilities in a highly pressurised and difficult time. Away from work, Liam enjoys rugby, having previously played at a senior level, as well as football, boxing, the theatre, dining out and trying to get fit. He has retired from reading having studied History at Queen Mary, London. Tel: 02074 863 048 email@example.com
Craig began his career with a degree in Accountancy & Finance and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant with the ACCA in 2012. After qualifying as an accountant, Craig then completed his JIEB Examinations, qualifying as an Insolvency practitioner in 2015. In addition to amassing significant experience in managing a variety of insolvency assignments and cases, Craig has developed a specialism dealing with solvent liquidation. Solvent liquidations usually occur as part of a group restructuring process or related to an entrepreneur’s retirement plans. With a strong background in understanding how businesses grow and develop in addition to a mindset of creating the best possible outcome for all stakeholders, Craig is pragmatic, technical and empathetic in approach. Tel: 01509 815150 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark began his insolvency career about 30 years ago specialising in personal insolvency with a specailist insolvency practice in Leicestershire. He then went on to develop his skills and knowledge with Coopers & Lybrand/ PwC before qualifying as an Insolvency Practitioner and becoming a Partner in a specialist practice. In 2016 he changed focus by setting up his own business as a sole practitioner. These varying experiences have given him a considerable understanding and appreciation of business and the issues faced which he applies to assist a wide variety of clients on a National and even International basis. Within his own business, his biggest challenge was to deal with the consequences of his success in gaining new clients and he resolved that by joining EWS as a Partner in April 2018. Tel: 01509 815150 email@example.com
Other Key Staff Members include:
Alastair trained with two significant National firms and during that time he qualified as both an Accountant and as an Insolvency Practitioner; working latterly in London. Before joining EWS in April 2018, he practiced in his home county of Cambridgeshire and gained valuable additional experience in tax and assisting the firm’s accounting clients. Alastair now operates from both our London and Cambridgeshire offices advising clients across a broad range of industries.
Tel: 02074 863 048
Rachel has completed her JIEB Examinations and has spent more than 12 years working with Nigel Price at Moore Stephens, Begbies Traynor and now EWS in Stourbridge.
Tel: 01384 465 301
Red joined the firm in the mid-1990s and he has completed his JIEB Examinations. As well as bringing his experience to bear on the more complicated client issues, Red also acts as the firm’s Practice Manager and is an invaluable source of technical knowledge; not just in the insolvency field.
Tel: 01509 815150
Paul Saxton - Consultant
Paul qualified as a chartered accountant with Grant Thornton and has over 30 years’ experience of both personal and corporate insolvency initially with GT, then as a partner in an independent Midlands based insolvency practice before joining EWS as a partner in 1998. He is also a fellow of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Association of Business Recovery Professionals. Paul advises and helps owner managed businesses deal with insolvency problems and assists accountants and other professionals in advising clients on survival and rescue strategies.
Away from the office Paul has a passion for most sports including football, rugby, cricket and horse racing both as an owner and breeder of potential champions.
Tel: 01509 815150