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Event Details



Wales & SW

Date: Tue 23 Feb, 6pm

Venue: Bond Dickinson, 3 Temple Quay, Temple Back East, Bristol, BS1 6DZ

Cost: TMA Members: FREE, Sponsors: £40.00 (after allocated free places),
Non-Members: £40.00

Current trends and future direction of turnaround in the regional SME market.

We are pleased to announce details of our first Bristol event of 2016 kindly being hosted at Bond Dickinson.CPD

This event will be a panel discussion on current trends and future direction of turnaround in the regional SME market.

TMA UK in Wales and the South West are delighted to welcome Andrew Pepper of Snowhill Capital, David Bush of David Bush Associates, Patrick Cook of Burges Salmon, Gareth Slater of KPMG and Jon Dyer of Bibby Financial Services as our guest panellists for the evening.

Within a facilitated panel discussion, our experienced panellists will share recent war stories and the lessons learned, discuss innovative turnaround techniques and know-how and also share their thoughts on future market prospects and developments. There will be an opportunity for questions and, hopefully, a lively debate as well as the usual networking over refreshments.

Andrew Pepper is the CEO of Snowhill Capital, a family office investing in various businesses in the UK.

pepperHe started his career †as a restructuring specialist, making partner in 2000 aged 30. He became well known in retail restructuring, being involved in or running many of the most well known issues in 2003-2007. Equally important were ABL clients and manufacturing. In his last year as partner at Kroll, he was billing over £6m from mid market style instructions.
Between 2007 and late 2014 he became CEO and COO of various Hilco Capital businesses. With his co director he led a huge period of expansion, retiring when consolidated turnover hit over £1.2b. Most of the restructuring team came from Kroll and other accountancy firms. Famous companies dealt with or turned around in this period include Woolworths, Habitat, Borders, Denby, HMV and Jessops.
Using restructuring techniques, Snowhill †has invested in and helped grow over 20 businesses, most of which are early /mid stage mid-market investments. All back incumbent management teams.
Recent successes include an innovative building product that has led to multi-million pound contracts, a new style of national car finance, a watch business and beer brand.
Another growing area is NED work. Recent requests interestingly deal with 2 solvent businesses that turnover £600m and £80m and are profitable.
Andrew has over the years spent time in the South West working on numerous projects. Andrew is a main board director of TMA UK.

Patrick CookPatrick Cook

Patrick is a specialist restructuring and corporate insolvency lawyer, with extensive experience in the banking and finance sector. He has over 25 years' experience in the industry and his main clients are banks, financial institutions, public authorities and bodies, pension trustees, private equity houses and Insolvency Practitioners. He is a Partner at The Burges Salmon Corporate Recovery and Insolvency Practice that has a 10 partner 26 lawyer team that advises on all aspects of corporate stress and distress both on a UK domestic and international basis. Clients include all stakeholders involved in corporate activity including directors, shareholders, secured and unsecured lenders, providers of asset backed finance, private equity funds, pension fund trustees, employees and trade creditors.

Jon Dyer is Corporate Business Development Manager at Bibby Financial Services

Jon - Bibby

Jon Specialises in Invoice Discounting,†Factoring, Trade Finance,†Asset Based Lending,
†FX facilities and† Re-finance. Jon also has vast experience in Private Equity Backed Transaction & Acquisitions. Jon is currently looking to help the SME Market for businesses with sales turnover up to £100m.

Gareth Slater Gareth Slater

Gareth is a director in KPMG, having spent the last sixteen years delivering turnaround, accelerated M&A, refinancing, financial restructurings, cash management, cost reduction and performance improvement projects across the South. Gareth has worked with corporates, public sector bodies, investors and lenders across a range of sectors.

David Bush David Bush

David is a Chartered Accountant who worked in senior roles post-qualification for Wincanton Logistics and Early Learning Centre.
After spells within Corporate Finance and Corporate Restructuring with Ernst and Young and Grant Thornton (including a secondment with Royal Bank of Scotlandís Restructuring Group), David set up his own consultancy business in 2010.
David specialises in providing financial and related commercial support to under-performing SME and owner-managed businesses on a nationwide basis.† His specific sectors of expertise cover Hospitality and Leisure, Care Homes, Professional Services, Charities and Retail/Wholesale.

This event is very kindly sponsored by Bibby Financial Services

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Bibby Financial Services is the UKís leading independent invoice finance specialist and a trusted provider of funding solutions to over 7,000 businesses. As a privately-owned business, we understand the challenges and demands of running and growing a business.
Through our network of 19 local offices, we handle annual client turnover of £5 billion and advance in the region of £483m to small and medium sized businesses throughout the country.


Bond DickinsonBond Dickinson
3 Temple Quay
Temple Back East

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