christopher_brown_-_croppedMy name is Christopher Brown and I am a partner at Hart Shaw and head the Business Recovery & Insolvency team.

Hart Shaw is a firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors. We employ over 70 people across a number of disciplines, including: auditing, accountancy, taxation and business recovery & insolvency.

We work with clients throughout the country from our modern offices on the Sheffield Business Park, just off junction 33 of the M1, on the eastern edge of Sheffield.

With direct access to the motorway network and making full use of technology, distance is never an issue and we can just as easily assist a client in London, Birmingham or Newcastle-upon-Tyne as in Sheffield.

I joined the Business Recovery & Insolvency team in 1992 and qualified as a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner in 1997. Since then I have helped hundreds of companies and individuals in most industrial and business sectors who were in financial difficulty.

As a licensed insolvency practitioner I know that irrespective of the state of the economy there will always be companies that get into financial difficulty. It is the nature of a competitive economy that while some companies will succeed and grow, others will contract and, regrettably, some will fail.

There’s no absolute reason why a business fails or gets into difficulty — it can be due to any number of reasons. Your company may lose a major contact or suffer a large bad debt. Technological or cultural changes could also affect the market you operate in, or lead to increased competition.

If you are the owner or director of a company experiencing financial difficulty it is essential that you deal with the problem, rather than pretending all is well. A good director is one who is able to identify that there is problem and not to be afraid of seeking professional advice.

The good news for companies that are in financial difficulty is that there is usually a solution and it is not inevitable that the business will cease trading.

My team and I have helped a very high percentage of our clients turn things around and remain trading; in most cases they go on to become even more successful than before we were called in. For some companies insolvency is the only option. If this is the case we do everything to ensure that you get the best advice and support from us through what can be a distressing and worrying time.

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I am always happy to meet the directors or owners of companies even if there are no immediate signs of trouble; if there is a problem brewing the best advice is to get in touch sooner rather than later.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Christopher Brown
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Hart Shaw LLP | Europa Link | Sheffield Business Park | Sheffield S9 1XU | chris@hartshaw.co.uk