Our People

Although we work together as a team, the individuals working within the practice are drawn from a wide range of background and experience.

Tim Hargreaves

Tim, an insolvency practitioner and Director of the company, trained with one of the “big four” accountancy firms, working in the insolvency department for over ten years. It was here that Tim obtained his insolvency license, which he has now held for over 20 years.

In 1996, he joined a rapidly expanding North West based corporate recovery group, assisting in its growth and development whilst gaining valuable experience in handling cases at a more personal level.

Tim formed T H Associates in October 2003, trading from offices in Leyland, Lancashire, and more recently T H Financial Recovery.

Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan, Director and insolvency practitioner, originally joined T H Associates in 2006, having previously worked at a business restructuring and consultancy company. Having passed the JIEB exams, Jonathan qualified as a Licensed Practitioner in 2010. Whilst maintaining a keen interest in business rescue and turnaround work, with around 20 years insolvency and restructuring experience, Jonathan’s primary role is handling formal corporate and personal insolvency appointments.

Outside of the office, Jonathan can often be found falling off his mountain bike somewhere in Rossendale!

David Aston

David specialises in both formal and informal corporate insolvency and as a former management accountant has a strong accountancy background. David’s experience enables him to accurately assess a business’s future viability, identifying any finance needs and restructuring options. David is also involved in business development and having worked in the insolvency industry for some 25 years has extensive experience within the sector.

In his spare time David is usually either honing his gardening skills or taste testing the local ales!

Vincent McBrien

Vincent worked for 2 Manchester based insolvency practices before becoming the senior manager of a busy insolvency practice dealing with corporate and personal insolvency cases.

In 1997 Vincent established his own business to help companies and the self-employed avoid liquidation and bankruptcy, primarily by making use of company voluntary arrangements (CVA) and individual voluntary arrangements (IVA) and worked alongside a number of insolvency practitioners to ensure that the right outcome was achieved for his clients.

The following year Vincent was asked to establish and manage a satellite office in Blackburn on behalf of an existing insolvency practice, but this did not progress as planned and so Vincent decided to establish his own insolvency practice, which went on to become one of the top providers of IVAs in the UK, as well as dealing with corporate insolvency. In 2005, an unsolicited offer was received from a PLC and Vincent sold the company in September 2005. With a lengthy ‘barring out’ period, Vincent decided to emigrate to Cyprus.

On his return to the UK, Vincent worked with a number of businesses as a consultant, several insolvency practitioners and some debt counsellors before joining T H Financial Recovery in January 2018.

When he is not at work, Vincent spends most of his time with his 2 young children.

Other members of our team have been drawn from both the public and private sectors prior to working in an insolvency practice. Members of our staff have worked in the Official Receiver’s Office, two of the largest debt consultancy firms in the country and a business consultancy firm.

Along with technical expertise, our staff are trained to be sympathetic and non judgemental to individuals who take the trouble to call us. We recognise that the first telephone call is the hardest one to make!