Testimonials

We are always grateful for the many kind words from clients and advisors. They say more than we ever can.

Gordon Dean, Senior Partner of Gordon Dean Solicitors Ltd

“I would like to thank everyone particularly the excellent team at McTear Williams & Wood, the SRA who were amazingly supportive and several trade creditors we have worked with for many years and who all stood by us in difficult times including several who offered me money which was unexpectedly kind and as it turned out unnecessary.  Unfortunately, Gordon Dean Solicitors LLP got into debt in the 2020 pandemic, mostly with HMRC but recovered strongly last year making good profits but this was not enough to recover fully and having sought and failed to achieve further refinancing I visited insolvency practitioners McTear Williams & Wood who were very professional and arranged a liquidation on 1 April 2022.  Gordon Dean Solicitors Ltd bought the assets of the firm and started trading from new offices on Monday 4 April.  We have also changed banks.  HMRC will get paid by the liquidators over the next few years.”

Testimonial from a Director

"I would like to thank Phil Bailey so much for all his support in dealing with our situation.  His explanations and thorough assessment greatly helped us understand the process and make decisions on the next steps.   Phil has been invaluable to us, thank you also for checking in with me to ensure I understood everything."

Testimonial from an Architectural company

"Thank you for helping us out through what has been a super stressful time.  Bethan and Tony acted not only with kindness and humility but professionalism!  Also thanks to Chloe and Jamie for helping my staff so efficiently.  We are not out of the woods, but grateful that you gave us another chance to start again by buying the business and assets back from the liquidator."

Testimonial from Retail Managing Director

"It was a tough decision to make but it had to be faced, I made the call and McTear Williams & Wood were very, very helpful the whole time. They helped us to explore all the possibilities to find any way forward and they helped us identify that liquidation was the best option for the business. Certainly McTear Williams & Wood made the process quite straight forward for us there was lots of help and lots of contact with them throughout the whole process.”

Testimonial from Managing Director of National Retailer

"Having traded successfully for over 20 years until recently it was devastating when we realised that our company would have to go into administration. But as we began to work with the team at McTear Williams & Wood believe it or not we wished we had been introduced to them at least six months sooner. That would have avoided months of heartache and the business would have been in a stronger position. As it was McTear Williams & Wood guided us through a pre-pack which saved the profitable stores and the restructured business is now growing again."

Testimonial from Finance Director of a Joinery company

"After meeting with Andrew McTear we both felt we had met someone who we could put our trust in and who would leave no stones unturned to help us rescue our business. We had been given two insolvency practitioner names and the other firm just wanted to put the company into administration. As things turned out that would have left any purchaser of the business and assets with significant employee liabilities which would have killed the deal and all the jobs would have been lost."

CEO of a Manufacturing Business in Administration

'McTear Williams & Wood were called in to help our company when it went into Administration. They took early decisive action to reduce costs, maintain the loyalty of customers and key staff and find a viable way forward for our company. They conducted themselves at all times with the utmost professionalism, integrity and objectivity. I found them approachable, well-connected, responsive and always value-adding. McTear Williams & Wood have been instrumental in turning around the company's fortunes.'

Testimonial from Corporate Finance Accountant

"We have worked with McTear Williams & Wood in a number of turnaround situations. We rank their integrity and professionalism highly and really value their active desire to make businesses succeed wherever possible. Their attitude in working with other professional advisors to achieve this end is highly commendable."

Insolvency Advice for Accountancy Firm Partner

"I am always impressed with the speed with which McTear Williams & Wood respond to a crisis (and with insolvency matters, it usually is a crisis). Our clients have received invaluable, practical, down-to-earth advice which has helped to steer them towards the right solutions to their problems. I am confident to recommend McTear Williams & Wood to our clients in any insolvency situation."

Testimonial from Hairdressing Business Director

"Thank you both so much for making yesterday easier than I thought it would be with your kindness. It really does make a difference."