K2 Team: Martin Pocock

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Head of Insolvency

Chartered Accountant & Insolvency Advisor

martin.pocock@k2-partners.com

Help for your business

  • Martin is a Chartered Accountant and Insolvency Practitioner with over 20 years experience in helping both companies and individuals with financial problems.  In certain cases he has taken over the running of companies..

Skills and expertise

  • Martin has assisted many firms and individuals in all sectors through difficult periods. He has worked for both PWC  (formerly Coopers & Lybrand ) and small boutique insolvency firms and is able to work with both large and small businesses. He develops innovated solutions for business and individuals with insolvency problems and has used both formal restructuring options including Administrations, Liquidations and Voluntary Arrangements as well as non formal options to achieve a turnaround and avoid insolvency.

Track record

  • Martin has worked with K2 for may years and assisted with both turnaround and restructuring business’s which contributed to Tony Groom being recognised by his peers as “Turnaround Practitioner of the Year” at the UK Insolvency & Rescue Awards 2009.
  • Recently took over the shareholding and running an insolvent subsidiary company that needed restructuring which allowed its listed holding company to divulge a loss making subsidiary and strengthen the balance sheet of the listed company.
  • Over the past 15 years Martin has assisted circa 100 SMEs restructure and continue trading.
  • Successfully acted as nominee and supervisor of a number of Company Voluntary Arrangements enabling creditors to be repaid via a dividend and the companies to restore value for shareholders.

Successfully acted as nominee and supervisor of over 150 Individual Voluntary Arrangements enabling individuals to avoid bankruptcy.

Other

  • After a degree in at Newcastle University, Martin qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC). After leaving them he worked for BDO Stoy Hayward in Australia and then in the Corporate Lending Division of Deutsche Bank Australia. On his return to the UK in 1988 he worked for a number of insolvency firms including Coopers & Lybrand, Booth White and Gibson Hewitt before setting up his own practise in 1994.