Yorkshire business start-ups soar despite insolvency challenges

AMID media headlines of insolvency, administration and bankruptcy on the UK High Street, there is at last some upbeat news for Yorkshire businesses. New figures have revealed that despite Brexit and a raft of well-publicised financial challenges facing the economy, the number of companies in Yorkshire grew by almost 9,000 during […]

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New figures unveil the growing insolvency challenge facing young people

THE decision by the UK’s biggest payday lender to enter administration, coupled with a sharp rise in the number of personal insolvencies, has again thrust the state of people’s finances under the media spotlight. Hitting the insolvency headlines within days of each other, the stories have also triggered the question […]

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New insolvency laws set for take-off to help stranded airline passengers

SWEEPING new laws could soon be launched to support UK passengers abroad when an airline or holiday company collapses into insolvency. For the first time, planes belonging to insolvent companies will be able to continue flying and bring holidaymakers home, under new insolvency regulations to be introduced by the Government. The move […]

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Mary Taylor
Director

Mary began working in insolvency for a national accountancy practice in Glasgow thirty years ago and worked in most divisions of the insolvency department.

She then moved to a smaller firm so she could advance her knowledge on a more hands on basis. She moved back to Leeds in 1987 and commenced working with a small firm of accountants and subsequently made partner.

She left in 1999 to set up her own practice, McCann Taylor.
McCann Taylor became involved with the consumer market both in England and Scotland.

Mary sold McCann Taylor in March 2007 and formed Walsh Taylor to concentrate on helping businesses experiencing financial difficulties.

Meg Heath
Director

Meg has a background in supporting SMEs, including the raising of finance and advising on organisational change. She is a non-executive director of companies in the private and third sector, including Walsh Taylor.

Previously she was Deputy Fund Director of one of the largest CDFIs in the UK, and has experience of the social enterprise, charity and private sectors. Her experience of assisting companies to survive and thrive has been gained across a broad range of sectors and in companies of all sizes.

In addition to her work at Walsh Taylor she works for other private companies, including non-executive and trustee positions.

Emma Mifsud
Insolvency Practitioner

After graduating from Leeds University in 2005 with a BA Hons degree in Criminology, Emma worked for a regional law firm in both the property department and insolvency and banking department. Whilst doing so Emma gained a Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP University.

Emma then joined a national accountancy firm in 2009 gaining experience in personal insolvency before moving to a Leeds based firm. At this firm Emma specialised in bankruptcies, IVA’s and negotiating informal agreements with creditors. In 2013 Emma gained her CPI qualification.

Since joining the firm in December 2013, Emma has taken on a portfolio of personal and corporate insolvency cases to extend her knowledge and expertise in all areas of insolvency.

In December 2017 Emma become a licensed appointment taker under the Insolvency Practitioners Association, she is JIEB qualified.

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