About us

Nationwide corporate recovery and business turnaround specialist

SFP is a nationwide corporate recovery and business turnaround specialist, based in Canary Wharf, London. It was founded by Simon and Daniel Plant, both licensed Insolvency Practitioners since 2002 and has a key focus within the corporate lending community. SFP has more than 60 employees, with each of its specialist business divisions overseen by a director and account team.

Phil Woodward — Managing Director
Leumi ABL Limited

30 years experience within the insolvency industry

The Managing Partners have more than 30 years experience within the turnaround and restructuring industry, with specialist knowledge of the accountancy and legal professions. With SFP’s extensive industry experience, the Group is regularly instructed to advise and work alongside financiers, quoted and privately owned companies and individuals nationwide in the fields of raising finance, forensic accounting, asset funding, debt recovery, corporate restructuring, and business turnaround.

Jeremy Coombes — Managing Director
Ultimate Finance

More than 60 employees

SFP has more than 60 employees, with each of its specialist business divisions overseen by a director and account team.

Phil Chesham — Director
Positive Cashflow Finance

Co-founders

  • simon-plant

    Simon Plant Director

    A licensed Insolvency Practitioner and an established lawyer specialising in insolvency, credit and security law, Simon is one of a few UK lawyers to change professions into the turnaround world. He has core expertise of the corporate restructuring and refinancing market.

  • daniel-plant

    Daniel Plant Director

    Daniel is a licensed Insolvency Practitioner with over 15 years industry experience. He has a specialist expertise in dealing with corporate failures and complicated and demanding trading Administrations, including many high profile assignments.

Directors

  • simon-carter

    Simon Carter Director of SFP Brokers

    With over 20 years experience working as a senior underwriter, operations director, sales director and commercial director within the Invoice Finance sector, Simon has helped to grow Touch Financial into the largest Invoice Finance brokerage.

  • jeremy-perceval

    Jeremy Perceval Director of SFP Property

    As a qualified chartered surveyor, Jeremy has over 20 years experience in revaluing, overseeing disposals and negotiations in property related insolvency cases or business turnaround scenarios throughout the UK.

  • robert-welby

    Robert Welby Director of SFP Corporate Solutions

    Robert is a chartered accountant and licensed Insolvency Practitioner, with over 25 years experience in forensic accountancy for the legal, insolvency and lending sectors, and for Government departments.

  • richard-lessing

    Richard Lessing Director of SFP Datastore

    With more than ten years experience within data storage, Richard provides key expertise in the resourcing of document management and scheduling for the SFP Group, working alongside SFP Corporate Solutions, SFP Recoveries and SFP Property.

Managers/Heads of Department

  • annabel-ah-lim

    Annabel Ah Lim SFP Senior Manager

    Annabel has over 10 years experience as a qualified accountant. She spent the first five years working in General Accounting before specialising in Forensic Accounting, with particular emphasis upon investigations and independent business reviews.

  • jason-sedgwick

    Jason Sedgwick SFP Recoveries Manager

    Jason has in excess of 8 years experience in corporate recovery and is a qualified member of the Institute of Credit Management. Overseeing the Recoveries team, he deals with pre and post-lend reviews, reconciling sales ledgers, managing credit control systems and the collections process.

  • dipika-dabasia

    Dipika Dabasia SFP Recoveries Manager

    CPI qualified, Dipika is a Recoveries Manager who has worked in the industry for 8 years. Her responsibilities include managing collections (insolvency and non-insolvency based) and managing clients.

  • david-kemp

    David Kemp SFP Senior Manager

    Law graduate, CPI and JIE qualified, David has over eight years experience within the business restructuring and turnaround industry. At SFP he deals with restructuring corporates in both turnaround and insolvency scenarios.

  • richard-hunt

    Richard Hunt SFP Manager

    CPI and ACA qualified, Richard has over four years experience within the business restructuring and turnaround industry. At SFP he deals with restructuring companies in both turnaround and insolvency situations, he also has experience in trading administrations.

  • gemma-pretlove

    Gemma Pretlove SFP Compliance Manager

    During her 13 years of experience in the insolvency industry, ACCA and JIE qualified Gemma has spent the last three years as a compliance expert, She now manages the SFP compliance team, ensuring that the SFP Group complies with all statutes and regulatory requirements.

  • crystal-edmunds

    Crystal Allen Group HR Manager

    As head of HR and a member of the CIPD, Crystal is responsible for all of the staff development and training at SFP. She has spent over six years in the insolvency and recovery sector, overseeing all policies and procedures for the team.

  • lindsay-willson

    Lindsay Willson SFP Corporate Solutions Manager

    CPI and ACA qualified, Lindsay has over ten years experience within the finance industry. As a manager of SFP forensic her duties include undertaking investigations, business reviews and members voluntary liquidations.

  • patrick-hogan

    Patrick Hogan Business Development Manager

    Patrick has 17 years experience at RBS and as Regional Manager for a top 50 FTSE company. His role at SFP involves building stronger relationships with accountants at a national level including sourcing new relationships with intermediaries and working with accountants in finding reciprocal business opportunities.

  • norman-ramsay

    Norman Ramsay Head of External Sales

    Overseeing the SFP sales team, Norman is responsible for ensuring that all clients receive the full benefits of the services SFP offers. With five years experience within the commercial finance sector, Norman is a key relationship holder with many of the lenders that SFP works with.

  • sara-oweidah

    Sara Oweidah Head of Marketing and Partnerships

    As Head of Partnerships, Sara is responsible for all external relations, from both new and existing suppliers and partners to trade organisations and industry bodies. She is also responsible for actively promoting the SFP Group and growing awareness of its brokerage service to the SME market.

  • hannah-fairall

    Hannah Fairall Head of Secretarial Support

    As Head of Secretarial Support, Hannah oversees the secretarial support team and is also responsible for setting up new procedures and systems. In this role, she acts also as the liaison for the administrations team. Managing the appointments whilst the team are on site, ensuring statutory deadlines are met.