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.
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 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.
She enjoys spending time with her two young daughters but says she keeps her sanity by coming into the office!
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, a dog and a house renovation to keep her busy outside of the office.
Molly has over 14 years’ experience in the business recovery and insolvency industry, qualifying as an Insolvency Practitioner in 2014 and becoming a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner in early 2017.
Although Molly is currently involved with all forms of insolvency, she also runs the Forensic Investigations Department which concentrates on investigations, recovery of assets and contentious insolvencies.
When Molly is not in the office you can usually find her running around after her young daughter or running around Bramhall Park with fellow members of Parkrun. Last year Molly completed the Windmill Half Marathon in Lytham St Anne’s for the charity ‘Mind’.
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.
Anna joined the Company in August 2014.
Her role currently includes dealing with all aspects of office administration and providing assistance in respect of insolvency case administration, particularly dealing with closing matters.
In her spare time, Anna enjoys being outdoors and travelling.
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 BurkeSenior Consultant, BA(Hons), MA.
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.