At PSB we understand how important it is to know the people that you’re speaking to. Below is a brief introduction to the team; please contact us directly should you wish to discuss anything further
Professionally: - John is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and Chartered Accountant. Before joining PSB in 2013, he worked in other accounting and insolvency practices in the North West and spent several years at a large personal insolvency firm, gaining an expanse of knowledge and practical experience.
Specialist in: - With an accounting background, as well as insolvency, John provides practical and pragmatic advice to clients, including owner managed businesses and individuals.
Motto: - “If a job’s worth doing, do it well”
Professionally: - Emma joined the firm in 1997 and qualified as an Insolvency Practitioner (Personal Insolvency) in 2019. She heads up the Warrington office and the Personal Insolvency team and advises clients across the North West on both personal and corporate insolvency matters.
Specialist in: - Personal Insolvency
Motto: - “Vision without action is just a daydream”
Professionally: - Kate is a Chartered Accountant and before joining PSB in 2017, worked in both small and national accountancy practices, gaining experience of dealing with accounting and tax issues for a range of clients.
Specialist in: - Making lists!
Motto: - “Always try to treat people how you’d like to be treated”
Professionally: - Although now enjoying semi-retirement, Ian has been part of the PSB team for over 35 years. During that time he was both a Partner and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, taking a number of appointments in both corporate and personal insolvency cases. Ian has dealt with a variety of sectors ranging from the construction industry to bridal shops. He finds that each type of business provides its own challenge and this is what, he thinks, makes the role both interesting and rewarding.
Specialist in: - All aspects of insolvency including both corporate and personal.
Motto: - Ian's father once advised him to ‘play it with a straight bat’. Wise words in what has become a highly regulated profession.
Professionally: - Rob started at PSB in August 1983 and has gained a wealth of experience over the years, dealing with a whole range of insolvency cases, across the North West and North Wales region. Rob was previously an accountant at a business, to which PSB were appointed as Liquidators. He assisted with the initial paperwork and even rearranged his wedding to complete the documents….fortunately, he is still happily married these years later and continues to provide his invaluable experience to PSB!
Specialist in: - All aspects of Corporate and Personal Insolvency, from small, owner managed businesses to large corporate organizations.
Motto: - “It is nice to be nice”
Professionally: - Judith has been part of the PSB team for 30 years and has a wide range of experience of both corporate and personal insolvencies.
Specialist in: - Corporate and personal insolvency
Professionally: - Bob is one of the longest standing team members at PSB, clocking up over 39 years. This has given him an insight into the many changes over the years to the various Insolvency Acts and an opportunity to gather a breadth of experience in all things insolvency.
Specialist in: - All aspects of Insolvency, but with particular focus on Corporate Insolvency processes in recent years.
Professionally: - Brian previously worked for a firm of Insolvency Practitioner’s in London for 18 years before an opportunity arose to move north to Liverpool. Brian started at PSB 20 years ago and he still says that it was the best move he ever made!
Specialist in: - Brian has specialised in Personal Insolvency for 30 years. He enjoys the challenge of trying to return to the creditors as much of what they are owed as possible. He has an impartial, “firm but fair”, approach but at the same time offers empathy at how traumatic the Personal Insolvency process can seem to be.
Motto: - "Respect is earned"
Professionally: - Before joining the PSB team, Dave's first role was working in the Official Receiver’s Office in Liverpool. He also gained experience working in the Insolvency Departments of a number of firms in Manchester. He joined the PSB team in 1999 and has, in that time, gained a wealth of knowledge, particularly in corporate insolvencies.
Specialist in: - Corporate insolvency, particularly Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidations and Members’ Voluntary Liquidations.
Professionally: - Christine started her PSB career in June 1999, gaining a breadth of experience in both corporate and personal insolvencies. She also holds a Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency.
Specialist in: - both Corporate and Personal insolvency
Professionally: - Julie has worked in the insolvency industry for 23 years, previous to which she worked in Retail. Julie really enjoys being part of an independent firm.
Specialist in: - Corporate Insolvency
Professionally: - Sheila joined the PSB team in 2007. She deals primarily with voluntary and compulsory liquidations.
Motto: - “Tomorrow will be a good day” (in the words of Captain Tom)
Professionally: - Elaine has worked at PSB since 1992, originally full-time as a Case Manager and carrying out cashiering duties. Since becoming a parent and returning part-time, Elaine has held many roles, gaining invaluable experience with most aspects of insolvency. Elaine's role now covers the preparation of the Management Accounts and supporting the team with formal employee redundancy claims for insolvency cases.
Motto: - “We don’t learn from talking, we learn from listening”
Professionally: - Kelly has been part of the PSB team for 14 years, previously working at local solicitors and accountants.
Motto: - “Have courage and be kind”
Professionally: - After many years in Retail, Debbie is enjoying working in an office environment. She keeps the office going, sorting out the filing, cataloguing company records and sending out reports.
Motto: - "View every day as a new day and enjoy".