Tom Straw


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Tom is a partner in the advisory and restructuring team. 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

  • Chartered Accountant and Insolvency Practitioner
  • Debt Advisory and Refinancing
  • Assisting businesses with contingency planning including exit strategies
  • Rescuing businesses through distressed turnaround planning including stakeholder negotiations, analysis of working capital and refinancing.
  • Pre lend reviews and due diligence
  • Independent business reviews
  • Rescuing businesses via various formal procedures including Administrations, Receivership and Liquidations
  • Sensitive and pragmatic approach


  • Over 10 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 “Toys R US”
  • Administration of UK fashion retailer Basler UK.
  • 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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