Heskin 
Manchester 
Heskin Office
Manchester Office

Clive Morris

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Tel: 01257 452021

Managing Director of Marshall Peters Limited - Heskin Office

Licensed Insolvency Practitioner
Member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association
Fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals
Member of Non Administrative Receivers Association

Clive first began his insolvency career as an examiner at the Official Receivers thirty years ago.

After five years working at the Insolvency Service based in Blackpool, he left to set up an insolvency practice for a firm of North West solicitors which he successfully managed for a further five years prior to entering into a partnership with one of the North West’s leading independent firms of accountants, obtaining his licence as an Insolvency Practitioner.

Clive left the practice in 2001 to set up his own practice; Marshall Peters Limited, which continues to the present day and is now an established firm specialising in corporate recovery and turnaround work for small to medium sized companies together with some personal insolvency work.

He and his team pride themselves on personal intervention with each case and all aspects of problem solving and finding solutions that go with them!

Clive’s areas of expertise include:

  • RestructuringTurnaround
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Strategy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Management Consulting
  • New Business Development
  • Risk Management
  • Due Diligence

In his personal time, Clive is a keen Manchester United and Preston North End supporter and enjoys travel, particularly spending time in Spain.


Paul A Palmer

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Tel: 0161 209 3533

Director of Marshall Peters Limited - Manchester Office

Licensed Insolvency Practitioner
Fellow of the Insolvency Practitioners Association
Fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals
Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Paul began his insolvency career in 1988 as a Technical Assistant with Cork Gully in Manchester.

He progressed his career with positions at Touche Ross (now Deloitte), Baker Tilly (now RSM), RSM Robson Rhodes (now Grant Thornton) and latterly, as an Associate of Mitchell Charlesworth, where he qualified as an Insolvency Practitioner in 2008.

Paul joined Marshall Peters Manchester Limited as a Director in November 2017 bringing over 29 years insolvency experience (and over 15 years experience at a senior level).

He and his team in Manchester pride themselves on personal intervention with each case and all aspects of problem solving and finding solutions that go with them!

Paul’s areas of experience and expertise include:

  • Restructuring & Turnaround
  • Personal Insolvency
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Business Strategy
  • New Business Development
  • Asset Investigations
  • Independent Business Reviews

In his personal time, Paul enjoys a round of golf (preferably good weather) and is looking to travel more around Europe.


Kathryn Gaule

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Tel: 01257 452021

Assistant Manager - Heskin Office

Kathryn started her career at Begbies Traynor Preston in 1997, undertaking all manner of insolvency cases. In 2006, she was seconded to Begbies Traynor London to implement and oversee new administrative processes.

Kathryn then obtained her Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency in 2008, and in 2011 joined Marshall Peters as Assistant Manager.

Kathryn has worked on a wide range of procedures and specialises in Solvent and Insolvent Liquidation. Her friendly and dynamic approach enables her to achieve the best outcome in a variety of situations whilst ensuring that clients are cared for.

Kathryn is married with a young family and in her spare time enjoys running, travelling and socialising with family and friends.


John Thompson

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Business Development Manager - Heskin Office

Tel: 01257 452021

Having worked at Marshall Peters for over 10 years, John is one of the firms most established members. Operating as the firm’s Business Development Manager, John is responsible for building and maintaining client relations and developing restructuring strategies for customers.

John started his corporate insolvency career when joined Marshall Peters in 2007, having previously worked at Dawson White; the IVA provider for an OFT approved debt management company.

Having worked on a wide range of insolvency processes and gained the relevant experience over the following three years, John passed the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency exam in 2010.

Using the knowledge and expertise that John has amassed over the last decade, he is proficient at dealing with anything from a small ‘one-man band’ company to a larger £20m turnover company with >100 staff, at a moment’s notice.

John’s operational knowledge is an important aspect of his business development, because referral partners can be sure that John will deliver on strategy.

John’s areas of expertise include:

  • Turnaround & Restructuring
  • Creditors Voluntary Liquidation
  • Members Voluntary Liquidation
  • Administration
  • Company Voluntary Arrangement
  • New Business Development

Personal Interests:

Away from the office, John is a Manchester United fan but has recently started spending more time watching his local team, Chorley FC. John also enjoys pumping iron at the gym, playing golf and socialising with friends.


Josh Peacock

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Insolvency Technician - Heskin Office

Tel: 01257 452021

Josh joined Marshall Peters in 2014, having completed his A levels at Kirkham Grammar School.

Whilst gaining experience over the years he now specialises in dealing with Corporate Insolvency including Members Voluntary Liquidations, Creditors Voluntary Liquidations, Compulsory Liquidations and Administrations.

In 2017, in order to gain a high level of expertise of the 2016 Insolvency Rules Change and expand his Personal Insolvency knowledge, Josh obtained his Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency. Josh is now our resident expert in the New Rules, and is well positioned to deal with a wide range of insolvency queries, offering an array of solutions tailored to your specific needs.

In his spare time, Josh enjoys travelling, supporting Preston North End Football Club and attends a number of business networking events.


Natasha Morris

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Insolvency Administrator - Heskin Office

Tel: 01257 452021

Natasha joined Marshall Peters in January 2016 as a trainee Insolvency Case Administrator as well as being PA to the Managing Director.

Natasha has already built extensive technical and practical insolvency knowledge, specialising in Members Voluntary Liquidations and Creditors Voluntary Liquidations. Natasha has experience of advising creditors, directors and companies in distress in a friendly and helpful manner, helping to relieve stressful situations and ensuring that clients feel cared for.

Natasha is now studying to gain her CPI qualification.

In Natasha’s spare time, she enjoys travelling and socialising with friends and family.


Lee Morris

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Regional Manager - Lancashire - Heskin Office

Tel: 01257 452021

Lee, son of Clive, joined the family-run business in 2009, where he began as an Insolvency Case Administrator before reprising the role of Manager of the Heskin Office in 2017.

Before starting at Marshall Peters, Lee achieved A’s in Maths, Physics and Psychology at A Level at Runshaw College, and believes that his aptitude for logical reasoning help him excel in problem solving; finding the best solutions to preserve businesses in often the most stressful of circumstances.

Working for a boutique firm has afforded Lee to work on all types of insolvency cases from start to finish, gaining in-depth knowledge and experience in all aspects of Corporate and Personal insolvency, meaning Directors and individuals can be sure that they receive comprehensive advice and be confident that they are in safe hands.

Lee is particularly well versed in Employment Law in Insolvency, and has recently gained a valuable insight into the Further Education industry, having managed the Liquidation of John Frank Training Ltd.

Lee now focuses on case management and complex case administration, internal compliance, and both staff and business development.

In his personal life, Lee enjoys all manner of sports, and has a love-hate relationship with golf. He is an avid Manchester United fan, and boasts 4 back-to-back office Fantasy Football titles.


Alan Howarth

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Regional Manager - Manchester Office

Tel: 0161 209 3531

Mobile: 07880 824768

Alan has worked in the Insolvency/Corporate Rescue profession for 30 years during which time he has acted on major million pound reconstructions of trading businesses both in the UK and abroad. Throughout his career, he has acted on behalf of Banks, Breweries and Directors, achieving Corporate Rescue through the processes of Administrative Receivership and more Administration.

Alan has extensive knowledge of all Insolvency procedures, both Corporate and Personal, and he will give you an honest review of your financial difficulties, offering practical solutions to achieve your desired outcome. In addition to this he has gained a vast network of professional personnel who will also provide valuable and flexible assistance with regard to Corporate Finance and valuations (property and tangible assets).

Alan joined Marshall Peters as Manager in 2002 and now heads up our Manchester Office, where he is primarily focused upon case management and business development.

Personally, Alan has been married for 37 years, he has one daughter and a 4 year old grandson. He has a passion for most sports and what spare time he has is spent as a football scout for Swansea City where he is active in their recruitment department searching for players that will improve their first team squad.


Sean Griffiths

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Assistant Regional Manager - Manchester Office

Tel: 0161 209 3532

Mobile: 07984 294104

Sean joined Marshall Peters in January 2017 and has 24 years experience covering all aspects of insolvency, having worked in the industry for 6 years in South Africa and 18 years in the UK respectively.

Whilst in South Africa Sean worked for one of the big four accounting firms where he started as an Insolvency Administrator and progressed to Manager after obtaining his Diploma in Insolvency in 1996.

Sean arrived in the UK in 1999 and has previously worked for one of the bigger firms in the UK for nine years where he obtained a lot of experience and technical knowledge working on some of their bigger Administrations and Liquidations.

In 2007, Sean was seconded to Barclays in South Africa, where he worked in the Risk and Recovery department for a year, primarily dealing with farmers across Africa who faced distress.  During his secondment, Sean assisted with one of Barclays’ biggest clients; a multi million pound sugar manufacturer and distributor. 

In 2010, Sean obtained the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency and over the last few years has worked for two boutique firms dealing mainly with Creditor Voluntary Liquidations.

Sean continues to build relationships especially with accountants, lawyers and lenders due to his honest approach and commercial awareness.

Sean now operates as Assistant Manager of Marshall Peters’ Manchester Office, focusing on case management, internal compliance, and business development.

Sean supports Swansea City Football Club and enjoys watching most sport but in particular football, rugby and cricket.

In his spare time, when he is not enjoying time with his two children, he likes to read or watch documentary programmes and films.


Jason Hamilton

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Insolvency Technician - Heskin Office

Tel: 01257 452021

Jason joined Marshall Peters in 2016 having successfully obtained the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency in the same year.

Jason initially became involved in the debt industry after moving from the Royal Bank of Scotland to a provider of personal debt solutions.

Progressing with various promotions he was then instrumental in the forming of a boutique solutions provider to individuals.

After passing the CPI examination Jason ventured into the world of corporate insolvency and thrives on getting involved with all of the minute detail that case management offers. Jason’s attention to detail is second to none, giving clients confidence that all their needs will be taken care of; allowing them to focus on a profitable future.

Jason also holds a certificate in debt resolution - level 3 (CertDr).

In his spare time, Jason can be found enjoying the great outdoors, or conquering the world of FIFA.


Natalie Owen

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Insolvency Administrator - Heskin Office

Tel: 01257 452021

Natalie joined Marshall Peters as an Associate in October 2016.

She began her insolvency career as a Qualified Examiner in the Insolvency Service for 11 years, specialising in Bankruptcy, Compulsory Liquidations and also worked on a variety of projects leading to the New 2016 Insolvency Rules change.

Having now branched out into Corporate Insolvency in the private sector, her skill set is diverse; positioning her well for all manner of insolvency queries. Her vast experience at the Insolvency Service makes her particularly qualified to advise clients on the merits of voluntary vs compulsory insolvency options.

Her experience ranges from dealing with large PLCs to small owner managed businesses and individuals with the aim of providing the right debt solution tailored to your needs.

Natalie is a keen business networker and avid watcher of all things period drama.