Simon Thomas


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I have specialised in Corporate work typically acting for secured creditors both in an advisory capacity and in accepting formal insolvency appointments. I have been instructed by a variety of financial institutions including Banks, Asset Based Lenders, VCTs and Private Equity investors.


  1. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant with small city firm Dearden Farrow 
  2. In 1985, joined the insolvency department at Touche Ross
  3. Began working for Howarth Clarke Whitehill in 1999
  4. Formed RSM Bentley Jennison & Co. with Phil Smith, which after re branding in 2009 became Moorfields Corporate Recovery

Selected Projects: 

  • Devon based shipbuilder 600 staff; employees launched a sit in before our appointment and much PR to coincide with Labour Party Conference.
  • 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.
  • Steel mill South Wales based steel mill. £100m turnover and 450 employees.
  • Carpet manufacturer Carpet manufacturer based in Barnsley, 200 employees, £25m turnover.
  • Pressings company Metal pressing company. 170 staff, £30m turnover, supplying Jaguar/Ford/GM.
  • German Nickel company Transfer of Comi from German to UK. Coin manufacturing company based in Ruhr, CVA in Germany. Bond holder owed £300m.
  • Midlands based forging company £18m turnover-forging co supplying Land Rover, Jaguar etc.
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