McTear Williams & Wood firm profile

McTear Williams & Wood was founded by Andrew McTear, Chris Williams and David Wood in 2000. Andrew McTear and Chris Williams had previously worked in the corporate recovery area of a “big 4” accountancy firm and when it and other large firms scaled back their regional offerings this left a gap in the market. Together with David Wood, who ran a successful Suffolk based insolvency advisory business, they decided to build a specialist business rescue and insolvency firm to fill that gap.

Working from offices in Norwich and Ipswich the firm grew rapidly from 6 to 50 people opening offices in Cambridge and London along the way. Today McTear Williams & Wood is one of the largest regional business rescue and insolvency specialist firms in the UK offering a one stop corporate and personal advisory and insolvency service.

Having a larger team allows our Directors and staff to specialise, in particular we have teams that specialise in Court appointed bankruptcies and compulsory liquidations, forensic recovery, administrations, creditors’ voluntary liquidations, solvent liquidations and voluntary arrangements. Whatever the type or size of engagement we pride ourselves on giving a personal service with big firm skills at competitive charge out rates that are under half those of the large National Firms.

The Firm’s key features include:

  • One of the largest regional business rescue and insolvency firms in the UK.
  • Recognised as the leading business rescue and insolvency firm in the East of England.
  • Our initial focus is always on business rescue and turnaround, we look at whether a business can be refinanced using our specialist finance brokerage or our turnaround business angel network or whether management needs support through our turnaround manager network.
  • We are always approachable with a 24/7 helpline and have initial meetings without charge or obligation.
  • If a formal insolvency procedure is necessary then our licensed insolvency practitioners take all types of corporate and personal insolvency appointments.
  • We have a wide network of local professionals and others who regularly entrust their clients experiencing financial difficulty to us.
  • Providing innovative solutions.
  • Specialising in complex investigations, asset tracing and forensic recovery.
  • Operating to the highest professional standards.

All appointments are director led by a Chartered or qualified Accountant who is also a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner (by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales). Our client service teams provide the very best advice with unrivalled understanding, care and attention.

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