We are pleased to introduce to you our key personnel.

Please select one of the names to find a brief summary and direct contact details.

OUR TEAM

Darren Brookes
Darren Brookes MIPA MABRP
Darren started his career in corporate recovery in 1992 when he joined Hacker Young as a trainee. In 1995, he subsequently joined a firm which became BDO and qualified in 2001. After a year travelling the world in 2002/2003, he joined this firm and subsequently became a partner. He deals with initial meetings with directors and their advisors, devising an appropriate strategy and ensuring the proposed strategy is delivered. He also takes responsibility for business development and overall management of the business.

A former non-league footballer, Darren has now hung up the boots but can be persuaded to engage in the odd 5-a-side game. A dedicated family man; he divides his time between watching Manchester City and spending time with his wife and four children.

Natasha Baldwin
Natasha Baldwin
Natasha joined the team in 2010, having worked previously for one of the big four banks.

Natasha passed the JIEB examinations in 2015 and is actively involved in all aspects of case administration on all types of insolvency. In June 2021, Natasha became an Appointment Taking Licence Holder with the IPA.

She enjoys spending time with her two young daughters but says she keeps her sanity by coming into the office!

Helen Hood
Helen Hood
Helen joined the firm as a junior administrator in March 2000 and has progressed to become a Senior Manager. She passed her JIEB in 2006 obtaining the 1st place prize from the Insolvency Practitioners Association.

Helen is responsible for case management and technical compliance as well as being involved in delivering proposed strategies on individual cases and reporting to relevant stakeholders.
Helen has three young sons and a daughter, a dog and a house renovation to keep her busy outside of the office.

Antonia Pettener
Antonia Pettener
Antonia has over 19 years’ experience of case administration within the corporate recovery sector having joined the firm in 1999.

As a case manager, Antonia is actively involved in case work undertaken immediately following appointment and is responsible for delivering the proposed strategy and for reporting to all stakeholders as necessary.

A keep fit fanatic.

Andrea Griffin
Andrea Griffin
Andrea joined the Company in February 2018.

Andrea worked for over 23 years in accounts and debt recovery.

When not working Andrea loves spending time with her daughter, family and their dog Ruby.

Colin Burke BA (Hons) MA
Colin Burke BA (Hons) MASenior Consultant
Colin was one of the founding partners of the firm back in 1995, having worked in the Insolvency profession for ten years before then.

He retired in 2017 but has volunteered to return as a consultant at this time of crisis so that his vast experience and knowledge can be harnessed to help and advise businesses damaged by the effects of the pandemic.

Sally Baggs
Sally Baggs
Sally Joined the Company in January 2021.

Sally has previously worked as an English and Foreign language teacher and an accounts administrator.

In her spare time Sally enjoys a range of outdoor sports such as trail running, mountain biking and hiking.

Will Harrison
Will Harrison
Will joined the Company in February 2021.

Will previously studied Economics at University and went on to train as a mortgage advisor.

In his spare time Will plays rugby and has played with Sale Sharks academy and Lancashire. He enjoys most sports especially Rugby, Football and Cricket. Will also enjoys going on long walks with his Girlfriend and his 1yr old Labrador called Spencer.

Daniel Cookson
Daniel Cookson
Daniel joined the Company in September 2021.

Daniel has 16 years’ experience within personal finance, accounts and corporate recovery. As a case manager, he is involved in case work undertaken prior and during appointment. Daniel is AAT and CPI qualified.

Outside of work Daniel is kept busy with his four sons and enjoys swimming and cycling to keep fit.

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