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Company Turnaround in 2013 - Out with the old, in with the new!

13 November 2012

Turn of the Year – Turn of the Company. “Out with the old, in with the new” are familiar words at this time of year; they are also the fundamental principles of corporate turnaround. As we move from this year to the next, our three speakers – a lawyer, a financier and a practitioner - will look back at the old year and help us to prepare for the new. In a nut-shell: review refocus and get ready.

Time will be allocated for questions and answers. Attendees are invited to participate in some quality networking and enjoy the hospitality provided by the sponsors for the evening

As Gold Sponsors of the Turnaround Management Association (UK) our guests attend for free to this CPD qualifying event.


Ken MacLennan, Associate, Clarke Willmott LLP

Ken qualified as a solicitor in April 2008. He has a wide range of experience in corporate restructuring,  turnaround and insolvency work, both contentious and non-contentious. He has also been on secondment with a large high street bank in its restructuring team.

Ken has advised insolvency practitioners, banks, directors, companies, creditors, landlords, individuals and other stakeholders. His varied experience includes, pre-pack and trading administrations, restructuring advice, security reviews, equity and property stakes, antecedent transactions and asset recovery, and advice relating to CVAs, IVAs, administrations, liquidations and bankruptcies.

Nic Hanson, Director, Close Brothers Invoice Finance.

Nic Hanson has over 20 years of experience within the Invoice Finance industry and has recently joined Close Brothers to expand their presence in South Wales & the West of England. His focus is on providing funding solutions for small and medium sized operations whilst simultaneously increasing awareness of the Close Brothers brand and the advantages that the company has to offer to local businesses.

Keith Steven, Founder & CEO, KSA Group Ltd.

Keith Steven of KSA Group Ltd has been rescuing and turning-around companies since 1994; he has worked for insolvency firms, turnaround funds and venture capital investors. Keith formed his own turnaround practice, KSA Group Ltd in 2001, and he is acknowledged as an expert in the delivery of CVAs for SME companies faced with financial difficulties.

Drawing on case studies from 2012, Keith will illustrate the variety of ‘turnaround tools’ available to directors and advisors in order to effect a company rescue, including formal and informal procedures and creditor negotiations – including with HMRC. Many of the key skills of Keith and his company are available via the internet free of charge; he will impart his advice on being the ready for the future with similar magnanimity.


29th November 2012


5.30pm - 8pm


Clarke Willmott LLP,

1 St. Georges Square,

Bath Street, Bristol BS1 6BA

Drinks and refreshments will be served

afterwards so there will be opportunities for

some networking and you can take away our USB

Toolkit with the hundreds of guides on

insolvency matters.

If you would like to come along as a guest of KSA Group please RSVP on

020 7877 0050 or email me at

More details are available on the TMA (UK) Web site This is a CPD Qualifying Event

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