Ian has been involved in Insolvency work since 1985, initially working for the Official Receivers Office in Birmingham before moving to Baker Tilly. He then spent time at Pricewaterhouse Coopers before joining Poppleton and Appleby in Stoke On Trent as a Manager. He became a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner in July 2001, a short time after he was made Partner at Poppleton and Appleby. He then moved to Begbies Trayner in 2005 where he was made Partner when they took over P & A Stoke. In 2007, Ian left Begbies to form Silke and Co, initially with a team of 4 and the team has expanded by an additional 30 since 2007.
Catherine first started in Insolvency in 1996 with Barringtons in Newcastle under Lyme. She joined Poppleton and Appleby in Stoke On Trent in 2000 progressing to Manager. Catherine became an Insolvency Practitioner in 2004 and following a takeover from Begbies Traynor became a Director. In January 2008 Catherine joined BRI Business Recovery & Insolvency as an Insolvency Practitioner and after 12 months she became self employed forming IP Insolvency Solutions relocating to Tamworth. In 2011 Catherine joined Silke and Co, to assist Ian in heading up the technical side of the firm.
Both Ian and Catherine specialise in all aspects of Insolvency and are members of the Insolvency Practitioners Association and R3 the Association of Business Recovery Professionals.
The extended team also consists of a Practice Manager, this position is supported by Department Managers, Assistant Managers, Senior Administrators and Administrators who manage the work from the initial enquiry stage through to completion. This is further supported by a finance department including a Cashier and Accounts Assistants. The whole operation is assisted by a managed Administration Team.
We are extremely capable of handling any insolvency situation and are more than willing to provide answers to any questions. If you need help then we would welcome you to our offices where you can meet the team and discuss any problem in complete confidentiality.
If you have any questions or require further information about the services we offer, please contact us on 01302 342875.