Phil Smith


Photograph of Phil Smith

020 7186 1141

With experience across a broad spectrum of industries and a proven track record at giving clear, constructive advice to stakeholders, Phil’s reputation for results precedes him. His history in finance and ACIB qualification have permitted him to provide successful restructuring and turnaround advice to both companies and financiers for many years.


  • Began his career in 1979 as a corporate banker with Barclays
  • Moved to Hill Samuel/TSB in 1991 to head up the National Corporate Restructuring and Recovery team which included 250 managers.
  • Partner for Horwath Clarke Whitehill & Co; Tenon and Begbies Traynor.
  • Jointly founded Moorfields Advisory Ltd. in 2008 (formerly known as RSM Bentley Jennison & Co LLP).

Selected Projects

  • Northern Based Print Group 500 Staff, £30m turnover. Advised bank on exit strategy and subsequent administration.
  • ISL Group of Companies UK arm of ISL, the FIFA marketing agency, dealt with film rights to World Cup Tournaments.
  • Candlemaker £25m turnover, 15 branches throughout the UK.
  • Chemical plant £30m turnover, chemical plant in Castleford. 300 acre site, 400staff, £11m secured debt.
  • National Engineering Group £40m turnover group and market leader. Advised lender prior to their lend and also subsequently re turnaround strategy.
  • Carpet manufacturer Carpet manufacturer based in Barnsley, 200 employees, £25m turnover.
  • Southern Based Pub Group Advised management team regarding restructure of this 15 pub chain.
  • German Nickel company Transfer of Comi from German to UK. Coin manufacturing company based in Ruhr, CVA in Germany. Bond holder owed £300m.
  • Retail Group Reviewed major retailer for lender and dealt with the insolvency including business sale.


Phil is also listed as an expert in his field with Advisory Excellence, his full profile can be seen here.

 Advisory Excellence Expert                                                                                                                                     


View All People