Our Team

Jamie Playford Simple Liquidation

Jamie playford

Director & Licensed insolvency practitioner

Jamie began helping businesses in 1998, working across East Anglia and gaining his insolvency licence in 2009. In 2010 Jamie founded his first insolvency practice, growing it to 20 people and a +£1m turnover before selling it in 2015. Leading Business Services, (Simple Liquidation is part of the Leading group), was formed in 2015, with 4 offices across East Anglia, the Midlands and London, providing business recovery and insolvency solutions to clients across the UK.

Alex Dunton

Alex Dunton

Licensed Insolvency Practitioner

Alex began his career in London working for a firm specialising in fraud and litigation-led insolvency. After gaining his insolvency licence in 2015, Alex took formal appointments for several practices in East Anglia and Birmingham. Alex joined Leading Business Services (Simple Liquidation) in 2019 and manages several aspects of the business including his own insolvency team.

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Bekki Adamson

Business Support Administrator

Bekki joined the pre-appointment team in 2021 to undertake all aspects of regulatory and financial compliance, in addition to ensuring the smooth flow of information with clients and other stakeholders. Bekki had previously worked within client-facing recruitment and administration roles, prior to joining the team.

Lewis

Lewis Addle

Insolvency Business Support

Lewis joined the team in 2021 as part of the pre-appointment team to undertake all aspects of regulatory and financial compliance, in addition to ensuring the smooth flow of information with clients and other stakeholders. Lewis had previously worked within client-facing customer service and administration roles and is passionate about building good working relationships with clients and stakeholders.

Chloe Andrews

ASSISTANT MANAGER

Chloe started her insolvency career after joining Leading in 2017 before previously working in the insurance sector. Chloe specialises in dealing with all employee matters and assists with the firm’s development and training, alongside overseeing a corporate caseload.

Georgina

Georgina Cooper

client support administrator

Georgina joined the team in February 2022 as a Client Support Administrator. Georgina previously enjoyed a successful career in business development and account management. She provides exceptional customer service as one of our first points of contact for clients and stakeholders with the business, and continues to use her broad skill base to support across all areas of the business.

Tom

Thomas Davis-Smith

Client Administrator

Tom graduated from the university of Lincoln with his Law degree in 2020 and went on to the University of East Anglia to complete his Masters in International Commercial & Business Law. Tom joined the team in 2021 to work with the team, supporting clients with commercial liquidation cases.

Rosie Debruijn

Finance Manager

Rosie joined the team in December 2020. She is a qualified and knowledgeable Finance Manager with over 15 years’ experience across multiple industries. Rosie supports our team and clients by ensuring all of our finance and treasury facilities are kept up to date and complete.

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Lloyd Gilmore

Client Manager

Lloyd has been helping directors and business owners for over 25 years. Initially working with his father in a family-run insolvency firm, Lloyd progressed to partner, and in 2012 the firm merged with a larger accountancy practice. Dealing with both owner-managed and larger entities, Lloyd is well known and respected in the business community in London and wider area.

Lyn Greiller Simple Liquidation

Lyn Greiller

Client Support Administrator

Lyn is usually the first point of contact and supports all of our valued clients with any query they might need help with. Lyn has a wealth of experience in customer service, administration and logistics and is passionate about exceptional client care. A friendly ear to listen and a great support to clients and the team alike.

Brandon Herod Simple Liquidation

Brandon Herod

Assistant Manager

Brandon began his career in insolvency in 2014 and went on to pass the ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency exam in December 2016. Throughout his career Brandon has managed a portfolio of both corporate and personal insolvency cases. Brandon joined the Simple Liquidation/Leading team in 2019.

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Nicki Hobbs

BUSINESS SUPPORT ADMINISTRATOR

Nicki joined the team in February 2022 to work as part of our pre-appointment team. Ensuring that clients receive the best possible service and supporting them with ensuring their documents are in order, to enable the team to progress their liquidations as quickly as possible. Nicki has a wealth of experience in administration and customer service, prior to joining the team.

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Sofia Holdokova

client administrator

Sofia is a recent graduate in International Relations and Law and joined the team in mid-2022 to work as a Client Administrator supporting our clients and stakeholders through the liquidation process.

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Merve Kaplan

Client Administrator

Merve has joined Leading in June 2022 as part of our post appointment team, previously working in Credit Hire insurance. Merve also has a degree in Law and is completing her Legal Practice Course

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Michaela Lander

Assistant Manager

Michaela Joined the Leading team as Assistant Manager in May 2022. She comes with a wealth of professional insolvency experience, starting her career in 2008 for a large firm in London and qualifying for her Certificate in Insolvency in 2014. Michaela joins the senior team overseeing insolvent and solvent company liquidations whilst providing support and training to more junior members of the team.

Jessica Pytlarz

CLIENT ADMINISTRATOR

Jessica became part of the Leading team in October 2021 and works as part of the insolvency team, supporting corporate clients through the company liquidation process. Jessica has previous experience within administration, customer service, and more recently, insolvency.

Scott Rawlins

Business Development Manager

Scott comes from a strong background in business development & customer care. Having joined the team in 2020 Scott helps to ensure that communication with our customer enquiries are kept up to date. Scott is also a first point of contact for clients at Simple Liquidation, providing initial advice across a wide range of insolvency matters.

Claire Pitt

Business Manager

Claire joined the team in 2020 to support the overall smooth running of the business & assist in the wider development of the organisation. Claire also undertakes marketing activities, including building relationships with other professionals i.e accountants and IFAs, to ensure our clients receive well-rounded, complete advice. Other responsibilities include HR, recruitment, well-being and training.

George Robinson

Senior Client Administrator

George started his insolvency career after joining Leading in 2020, previously working in the health insurance sector. George oversees a corporate caseload consisting of Administrations and Creditors Voluntary Liquidations.

Georgie Sell

Georgie Sell

ASSISTANT MANAGER

Georgie had a long career in business administration and support before joining Leading/Simple Liquidation in 2019 to lead the client onboarding team. Georgie undertakes all aspects of regulatory and financial compliance, in addition to ensuring the smooth flow of information with clients and other stakeholders.

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Elle Smith

Client Administrator

Elle joined the Leading team after a long career in retail and team management. She comes with a wealth of admin, finance and customer service experience and works across all teams supporting with client service and administration.

Lauren Smith Simple Liquidation

Lauren Smith

Client Administrator

Lauren’s career in Insolvency started when she joined Leading in 2019. Lauren assists with the progression of corporate insolvency cases as well providing support to the senior members of staff.

Megan Swann Simple Liquidation

Megan Swann

Client Administrator

Megan joined Leading as a Client Administrator in September 2021, after successfully completing her A-levels. Megan will complete her Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration alongside learning about insolvency and working as part of the professional team.

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Heidi Vertigans

Business Support Administrator

Heidi started her Insolvency career with Leading/Simple Liquidation after an extensive career within Sales and Account Management. She is experienced in offering tailored solutions. Heidi supports clients within the onboarding team, she undertakes all aspects of regulatory and financial compliance, in addition to ensuring the smooth flow of information with clients and other stakeholders.

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KATE WRIGHT

CLIENT ADMINISTRATOR

Kate joined the team in June 2022 following a career in professional reception work, customer service and accountancy administration. Kate works as a Client Administrator supporting clients and stakeholders through to the completion of their company liquidation.