Yorkshire and North East based insolvency practice Walsh Taylor is delighted to announce that Case Manager Emma Gray has passed the Joint Insolvency Exam Board (JIEB) examinations – enabling her to apply to become a licensed insolvency practitioner.

Walsh Taylor are strongly committed to supporting their staff throughout the insolvency qualification process which takes around two years.  Emma is the third member of the team who has become qualified after being supported by Walsh Taylor throughout the JIEB examination process. ‘’Anyone who has studied for professional exams knows how important having a supportive employer is’’ said Emma, ‘’ the whole team could not have been more supportive in the sharing of their knowledge and in giving me time to study.”

Emma is part of the management team of this female led business.  All of the three directors are female along with all the qualified insolvency practitioners in the firm.  It is perhaps the strong female team that has influenced Walsh Taylor’s success.

“Staff are the backbone of any business” commented Mary Taylor Director of Walsh Taylor, “not only do we encourage and support staff to obtain profession qualifications but we also believe strongly in the apprentice program”.  In the last year Walsh Taylor has appointed into permanent roles three members of staff who joined them in the previous year as apprentices.

Mary Taylor

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

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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