Published: 2nd April 2018
This London-based large-scale printer was given a cash payment to move from its site by the London Development Agency (LDA), making way for London’s 2012 Olympic Park. After moving, the firm experienced financial problems due to a decline in the printing sector, a large extraction of money and increased pressure from creditors. The bank then took the decision to appoint us as administrators. Our team secured the site, starting investigations into the company including assessing assets and liabilities. One hundred staff were made redundant. Our investigations continue but proceedings are commencing against former company officers and associated parties to return funds to the firm.
Mark is an experienced insolvency practitioner, with over twenty years experience. Originally a founding partner in Taylor Gotham & Fry, a specialist boutique practice in the corporate recovery sector, he later sold this practice in 2005 to Begbies Traynor. Mark is now the Regional Managing Partner for the company, responsible for London and the South East. During his time at Begbies Traynor he has developed a separate but integrated restructuring and banking practice; this part of the business has worked in both debtor and creditor led turnaround situations. He also holds several directorships of trading companies outside the financial sector, which assists his awareness and understanding of the issues found by business managers and owners.
Mark is a Counsel Member of the Insolvency Practioners Association and a member of their Membership and Authorisation Committee, as well as the Education and Training Committee. He has also served as a member of the General Technical Committee for R3, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals.