The Insolvency Service – “Lifting the Mist”

That was the title of the recent Insolvency Service seminar held on Wednesday 8th May 2019 at the Council Chambers in Gateshead with over 70 guests attending.

The seminar was designed to deliver six presentations covering the principal functions of the Insolvency Service giving external stakeholders a greater understanding of how they are structured and their internal processes. It is hoped this would ensure that the Service is better equipped to work together with business and other organisations and to pose a genuine threat to those who act unlawfully within the insolvency regime.

The speakers were:

Richard Gill – Official Receiver
Robert Clarke – Insolvent Investigations
Sarah Heath – Companies Live
Melanie Keeley – Criminal Investigation Team (CIT)
Debbie Churaman – The Insolvency Service Legal Services Directorate
Sarah Woods – Intelligence Team (including Financial Investigation Unit)
Feedback from the audience showed that the event was a success and met their needs and concerns. We also asked for and received useful suggestions on how we might improve similar events in the future.
The excellent venue for this event was kindly provided free of charge by Gateshead Council.  By far the most important factor giving rise to the success of the event was the skill and effort demonstrated by the six speakers; outlining their area of business activity and clearly benefiting the external stakeholders. A great day’s work by all to “lift the mist” on the work of the Insolvency Service.

Speakers presentations are below: