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Insolvency & Rescue Awards - 152 finalists revealed! 10 July 2013

Insolvency Today is proud to announce the finalists for its sixth Insolvency & Rescue Awards, sponsored by Capa.

A record number of nominees came forward to enter this year’s awards, leaving more than 150 finalists across all categories even after the shortlisting process. This is more than double the number of finalists named in 2012, and among the total are a number of firms and individuals shortlisted for the first time.

To view the full list of finalists, click here.

Particularly intense competition is expected in several categories, including Business Rescue of the Year – £21m plus turnover, where high profile rescues such as Thomas Cook and the London Taxi company are to be judged by the awards’ panel of industry experts.

The list of corporate insolvency practitioners shortlisted under the large firm category is also formidable, including Shay Bannon (BDO), Alan Bloom and Angela Swarbrick (EY), Daniel Butters (Deloitte), Philip Duffy (Duff & Phelps), Brian Green (KPMG), Russell Downs (PwC) and Anne O’Keefe (Zolfo Cooper).

Outside the world of insolvency firms themselves, the Banking and Restructuring Team of the Year category will pit big names Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, National Australia Bank, RBS and Santander against each other.

There are several new categories this year, including an award recognising asset finance and asset-based lenders, all of which have also seen a healthy volume of nominees.

Additionally, the winners of a special new category, Regional Insolvency Firm of the Year, will be revealed at the ceremony itself. Success in this category will be measured by up-to-date empirical caseload data from industry ‘bible’ TheBlackBook2013. Winners will be announced from the north, midlands, Wales, south west and south east regions.

Stephen Allinson, chair of the judging panel, commented on how impressed he was at the number and quality of the nominations this year:

“The shortlist demonstrates the strength of the insolvency and restructuring industry. It was very challenging in some categories to make the final shortlisting decision, and I know the judges will have some even more difficult decisions to make. However, that is exactly how it should be! I am looking forward to the Gala Awards Dinner at the Lancaster London in October when the winners will be revealed”.

Kamala Panday, publishing director, said: “The 2013 shortlist reveals the names of firms and individuals who have played a major role in facilitating the orderly insolvencies and rescues of a number of important businesses in the UK. It is right to highlight the good and complex work they have done in challenging commercial and individual circumstances to get fair outcomes for a number of competing stakeholders.”

To view the full list of finalists, click here.

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