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Welcome to Begbies Traynor

Begbies Traynor is the UK’s market leader in business rescue and recovery, providing independent professional advice and solutions in corporate recovery and restructuring as well as corporate finance, forensic accounting, investigations and risk consulting.

Whatever the size of the assignment, whether the business in difficulties is recently formed or well established, Begbies Traynor offers the same high levels of service and dedication.

Our people and how we operate

Listed on the London Stock Exchange and employing more than 400 staff across a network of over 30 UK offices, we have developed a market-leading reputation for knowledgeable, compassionate and uncompromising advice available via free initial consultations at a time and place convenient to you.

Our people, hand-picked for their technical expertise, are business people that bring a practical understanding and hands-on approach to business challenges and are why twice as many businesses turn to Begbies Traynor for corporate recovery advice than anyone else.

Our aim is to rescue businesses wherever possible – and the sooner we’re contacted, the more we can do to help.

We offer advice and support at any stage, even when the business outlook is good. If the situation is worrying or has already reached crisis point, however, our team will analyse the issues you are facing and quickly establish the best way forward.

This might involve a simple change in cash flow management, or a complete restructuring of the business. Sometimes an injection of working capital is all that is needed, and if so, we can advise on the best types of commercial finance.

Mainstream and alternative finance solutions

Having developed strong professional relationships with over 50 UK lenders, both mainstream and alternative, we can identify which type of finance would best suit your company’s needs.

As well as banks and other traditional lenders, you gain access to a range of alternative finance options including peer-to-peer lenders and crowdfunding platforms. You can find out more about these and other forms of borrowing on our commercial finance page.

These additional finance options offer hope if you have already been turned down by your bank, and there may be lenders that you have not previously considered. They are often able to cut through the onerous administrative process normally associated with banks and other traditional institutions, allowing companies to further benefit from fast access to borrowing.

Business rescue and recovery

Accessing additional working capital may not completely solve the problem, and we often deal with situations requiring further professional input. We can identify the best way forward for your company, negotiating formal routes into insolvency if necessary, to ensure that creditors cannot take further action against the company.

Whether a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) is applicable, or maybe a pre pack administration, our experts have the in-depth knowledge needed to steer you in the right direction.

Pre packs have been the target of bad publicity in the past, largely due to a perceived lack of transparency, and proving that no other option is better for creditors is the key. We provide that proof beyond doubt, so that your motives as a director are not brought into question.

Insolvency and closure

Other options that might be appropriate in the face of pressure by creditors, include Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation (CVL). Our dedicated CVL page details the eligibility criteria for this process, as well as explaining the benefits for directors.

Compulsory liquidation may seem unavoidable in some instances, but our team has the professional expertise and negotiating skills to place your company in a better light with creditors, and potentially influence their next step if you fear that a winding-up order is looming. We understand that dealing with HMRC can be particularly stressful, and are able to represent you in negotiations.

Maybe you’re a company director who is planning to retire, and looking for the most tax-efficient exit route - no small task when you consider the time and effort invested in most business ventures.

Members’ Voluntary Liquidation (MVL) is one such avenue that we can explore with you, comparing its benefits with company dissolution.