Tom Straw


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Tom manages the advisory and restructuring team alongside Phil Hemming. His experience spans various industries within the larger SME market including Retail/FMCG, agriculture, real estate and leisure. Tom is quickly able to understand a client’s challenges and analyse financial information and is passionate about delivering solutions and remaining pro-active throughout.

Experience and Skills

  • Charted Accountant
  • Qualified Insolvency Practitioner
  • Specialist in dealing with advisory and insolvency engagements involving complex corporate structures and high profile stakeholders
  • IBRs, financial analysis and restructuring advice for a wide variety of businesses and industries
  • Accelerated M&A
  • Sensitive and pragmatic approach


  • Over 7 years corporate restructuring experience
  • Seconded to Coutts Bank – experienced bank credit risk and distressed debt functions for both personal and corporate debt.


  • Managed the administration of leading retailer “Blockbuster” with over 250 stores traded for 2 months.
  • Cash flow analysis and options review on behalf of a mainstream secured lender to national FMCG distributor and assisted with sourcing additional funding of c. £3m.
  • Exit strategy for an asset based lender to an IT installations provider with a number of blue chip clients resulting in a full recovery of their debt.
  • Oversaw a complex portfolio of commercial property Administrations containing assets worth c. £50m.
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