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About us

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Gerald Smith
Partner

Qualifications: FCA, MABRP, MIPA, BSc
Phone: 0121 710 1693
Email: gerald.smith@frpadvisory.com

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Gerald has a wealth of experience in pensions and insolvency practice, which has been developed over more than 30 years in the industry.

Within FRP Advisory, Gerald has overall responsibility for developing pensions covenant review and related services to trustees and corporate employers, in relation to defined benefit pension schemes.

Gerald is also actively involved in providing restructuring and insolvency advice to companies in financial difficulty across a wide spectrum of business activities including charities and other not for profit entities. In addition, he acts as an expert witness in respect of financial disputes which includes giving expert evidence in the High Court.

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Tony Wright
Partner

Qualifications: FCA MABRP
Phone: 020 3005 4295
Email: tony.wright@frpadvisory.com

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Tony has extensive experience and expertise in providing restructuring advice to companies, their directors and stakeholders. He is a qualified accountant and a Member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals.

Tony is responsible for leading the pensions advisory team in the South East, advising defined benefit pension scheme trustees and other stakeholders in respect of the employer covenant provided by sponsoring employers which range in size from small companies to multinational organisations.

He also has experience across a wide range of sectors, having worked across a number of industry sectors including healthcare, education, retail, media, industrials and leisure, and has particularly developed specialisms in motor retail, leisure and professional practice arena.

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Gareth Morris
Partner

Qualifications: FCA, FABRP
Phone: 0117 203 3672
Email: gareth.morris@frpadvisory.com

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Gareth has spent over twenty years working in insolvency with both large and medium size firms. He joined FRP as a partner on its formation.

Within FRP Advisory Gareth is a leading advisor to investment companies, fund managers and other financial services businesses, both regulated and unregulated. He also regularly works on assignments originating from the PPF. Based out of Bristol Gareth also advises large and mid-sized businesses who are suffering financial stress on their options, which frequently involves the need to address historic and current pension scheme obligations.

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Miles Needham
Partner

Qualifications: FCCA, JIEB
Phone: 0172 773 5231
Email: miles.needham@frpadvisory.com

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Miles is an experienced business restructuring and insolvency professional with 15 years’ experience in the sector.

Miles is actively involved in employer covenant review exercises for trustees both for triennial valuations and deficit mitigation exercises associated with corporate transactions. He advises directors, lenders and stakeholders on strategies to enhance value when dealing with underperforming and distressed businesses, particularly in the owner-managed (SME) sector.

Miles has previously undertaken a secondment with a major UK clearing bank, gaining valuable insight into the approach of UK bankers in dealing with distressed businesses.

Our client engagements

We are whole heartedly committed to providing a full service undertaking at the level which our clients require.

Our fee structures and team involvement recognises our commitment to long term working relationships with our clients. Please click on the links below to see a sample of our letter of engagement and our terms and conditions.