Paul Brindley FCA
I am a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and have worked in insolvency since 1985. I set up Midlands Business Recovery in 2010 to be the best, most repspected firm of insolvency practitioners in the Midlands and to do the things my profession of an insolvency practitioner should be doing, but isn’t… like save more businesses than I have to close down – through my unique Business Resuscitation circulars of opportunities – and putting something positive back into society – such as getting involved in CUSO UK and the local society of Chartered Accountants. And we are a long way along that journey…
If you need close personal support from an experienced insolvency practitioner and are willing to pay a reasonable fee for such outstanding help, then you have come to the right place. If you are looking for a paper driven exercise carried out by a city bsed firm who don’t care about you, but will charge you the earth for substandard work, then you have come to the wrong place. Your decision…
I am a Black Country lad, born and bred. I’m married and have lived in Coseley for the last 15+ years, having been born in Stourbridge. I’m a long standing Baggies fan. I’m Treasurer of West Bromwich Mountaineering Club, and regularly walk and climb in the UK, Europe and beyond. Current I am President of the Wolverhampton Society of Chartered Accountants. I have several other business interests, including an asset disposal business – having such varied business and other interests mean that my thinking is not constrained by the limits of the insolvency profession.
I have worked at Midlands Business Recovery since February 2011, it was my first role after moving from Scotland to the Black Country and finishing maternity leave.
Insolvency is all I have been doing for the last 16 years! I started working for BKR Haines Watts in Edinburgh as a general office clerk for the insolvency department in 2000. I then moved to Grant Thornton in 2003 where I became an administrator in the Recovery and Reorganisation department, dealing with Trust Deeds and Sequestrations – which are just similar Scottish versions of IVAs and Bankruptcies. In 2007, I made the move to MacGregors Chartered Accountants where once again I was dealing with Trust Deeds and Sequestrations. I stayed with MacGregors until I made the decision to stay in England after having my first son in 2010.
Corporate insolvency was completely new to me when I first started working here, all I had ever done was personal insolvency, but if I am being honest I much prefer it to personal; no job is ever really the same so it doesn’t get boring. Also my knowledge grows everyday working here, Paul has taught me so much since I started all those years ago.
When I am not in the office, the majority of my time is spent clearing up after my sons and his Daddy, but I do have fun with them as well!! I enjoy football and support Celtic, I love spending time with my friends, I sometimes manage a night out, I like reading (when I get a chance) and I try to get back to Scotland as much as I can, you can take the girl out of Scotland but never Scotland out of the girl!