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Turnaround from Local, National, and International perspectives

14 May 2013

Date: Wed 12 June, 6pm

Venue: The Waterhouse Chamber, The Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH

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

Non-Members: £40.00

This event, part of the regional activities of the TMA (UK), will focus on the local, national and international turnaround and restructuring marketplace.

Informing us of the local situation will be Pitmans LLP, the largest law firm in the Thames Valley area. With two offices in Reading and one in the City of London, Pitmans have a long and impressive track-record in Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency; as such they are in prime position to present their overview of local turnaround conditions, cases and concerns.

KSA Group Ltd are a nationwide firm of turnaround, restructuring and company rescue specialists, with regional offices and representatives as far afield as Edinburgh, Berwick upon Tweed, Gateshead, Birmingham, Bristol and London. Their operation is supported by a vast online presence of websites and internet response mechanisms, receiving literally hundreds of hits per-day from troubled directors and advisors across the country. As such they are able to report on what is happening in the national turnaround marketplace.

Bryan, Mansell &Tilley LLP are specialists in International Turnaround situations and who better to report on the global situation than Alan Tilley, an internationally renowned figure with the TMA and the industry as a whole. Alan will speak on the current trends, challenges and cases across the globe. The presentation will also contain a brief review of the TMA Europe Conference, which will have taken place in London on 6th & 7th June, and cover the newly launched EACTP (European Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals) accreditation programme.

There will be an opportunity for questions and answers following the presentations.

After the conclusion of the formal part of the event, attendees are invited to enjoy some quality networking time and hospitality will be provided by the event sponsors – KSA Group Ltd.

The event speakers

Suzanne is one of the leading insolvency and turnaround specialists in the South East dealing with all aspects of corporate and individual insolvency, restructuring and refinancing including, but not limited to, contentious and non-contentious issues arising in administrations, receiverships, liquidations (solvent and insolvent), bankruptcies, voluntary arrangements, and security issues, and in restructuring and refinancing projects. Suzanne is a licensed Insolvency Practitioner.

Chambers Guide to Legal Profession for 2010 states that Suzanne has a: "high-level skill set and commitment to meeting her clients' needs". Specialist interests are Debt Recovery, Dispute Resolution, Insolvency & Restructuring, Automotive Sector, Invoice Discounting, Construction & Engineering. Suzanne is a graduate of Middlesex University. She trained and qualified as a commercial litigation and insolvency solicitor at Pitmans, joining in 1994

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 across the UK, Keith will paint a picture of the national scene and illustrate the situation with examples of companies currently being ‘rescued’ or in the ‘work-out/post-restructuring stage. The combination of regions, sectors and corporate ‘tangles’, plus the diversity of rescue options used by KSA Group, should ensure an educational and entertaining presentation.

KSA Group is one of the leading turnaround and insolvency specialists in the UK, with offices and representatives in London and across the country. Their priority is company rescue, not corporate closure. The company developed the UK's first on-line turnaround and support site,, with over 1,500 pages of free information, PDF guides, FAQ's, flowcharts and case studies - information freely available, and of great value, to accountants, lawyers, bankers, advisors and of course directors of /investors in struggling businesses.

KSA Group is delighted to sponsor this evening’s Thames Valley event and is proud to be a Corporate Sponsor of TMA.

Alan Tilley is founding principal of Bryan, Mansell and Tilley LLP.  He has over 20 year’s expertise in operational and financial turnaround and restructuring, managing the complex issues in preserving enterprise value while operating in the zone of insolvency. He is a frequent speaker on cross border European restructuring and has written several articles on the subject.

He is the 2008 recipient of the TMA International Chairman’s award for outstanding service to the international turnaround and restructuring profession and Insolvency & Rescue UK Turnaround Manager of the Year 2010. He is co author of the Institute of Chartered Accountants best practice guideline on Turnaround’s. His hands-on and Board level experience in finance and operational management makes him equally at home in large and small companies, in distress and performance improvement situations, in M&A due diligence and in stabilising new acquisitions.

If you would like to come along to the event as a Guest of KSA Group, get in touch with Robert Moore Please email or call 0207 877 0050

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