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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 – Director

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 15 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,  and more recently T H Financial Recovery.  Tim is based primarily at our Leyland office.


Jonathan Taylor – Director

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 the firm’s formal corporate and personal insolvency appointments and is based at our office in Burnley.

Outside of the office, Jonathan enjoys mountain biking and (less so) searching for a golf ball!


David Aston – Manager

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 20 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 – Manager

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.

He then 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.  Vincent sold the company in September 2005. With a lengthy ‘barring out’ period, he emigrated to Cyprus to take advantage of lower taxation.

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.  Vincent spends most of his time handling Corporate cases at our Bolton office.

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


Steve Armitage – Manager

With over 30 years experience as a specialist in insolvency and related advice, Steve commenced his career at PWC (Formally Coopers & Lybrand) in Leeds in October 1985 working in a number of departments in both corporate and personal insolvency. After 20+ years of service at PWC, Steve joined a specialist debt management provider in Manchester to build their insolvency team prior to returning to Leeds in various roles to work on all aspects of Business Recovery and Insolvency. At the moment Steve spends most of his time at the Burnley office, but is assisting with the development and growth of our office in Keighley.

Outside of the office Steve spends most of his time out walking in the countryside with the family and his best pal Max.


Other members of our team have been drawn from both the public and private sectors prior to working in an insolvency practice.

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!

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