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The Team

Offering help to struggling and under-performing businesses is what we do.

IRL specialises in financial rescue and restructuring.

Please contact us for a free initial consultation.

Ken Touhey


Ken is regarded as a trusted advisor to individuals and businesses that are experiencing financial problems.

Having worked in the industry for over 25 years, he can recognise and remedy the signs of a struggling business, working with you to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation. His experience spans a wide range of industries including pharmaceutical, logistics, construction, retail and professional service providers.

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Vanessa Blackwell

Senior Manager

As an insolvency practitioner, Vanessa’s skills are centered around the people she is trying to help.

She passionately believes that people create business and through effective communication, ensures positive solutions are achieved. Her down-to-earth, personable and professional approach to clients‘ needs is achieved through providing practical advice, in a way which is easy to understand and allows the client to fully engage with the process being advised.

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Jess Williams

Administrative Assistant

Jess has joined the team at IRL to strengthen its current services to clients.

She is undertaking a comprehensive training programme to enable her understand the needs of clients and the appropriate solutions to offer.

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Sharon Frost

Practice Manager

Having worked in the insolvency industry for over 18 years, Sharon has amassed the skills and knowledge to run IRL to maximise its offering to clients. She runs all elements of the practice from team support to procurement ensuring that the practice runs efficiently. She streamlines all office processes from treasury to marketing providing a more cohesive approach to the delivery of our services to clients.

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Jo Harris

Compliance Services

Jo has worked in insolvency for over 18 years following a short career in law.

She started her career in insolvency at PWC and has held senior positions with Grant Thornton, BDO Stoy Hayward and UHY Hacker Young.

Jo provides technical and compliance services as well as full suites of documentation to ensure full compliance within all aspects of insolvency. She also provides training for CPI and JIEB and bespoke insolvency training to other insolvency firms.

Jo’s principal role is to ensure full compliance and ongoing technical knowledge to the team members at IRL in order to meet all regulatory and technical standards.

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James Fenton

IT Services

James has worked in the IT sector for over 20 years and is a qualified Microsoft Certified System Engineer.

He is responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of IRL’s computer systems by utilising the best solutions in the marketplace to ensure that IRL’s IT infrastructure is kept secured and up to date.

James is also responsible for the full integrity and security of our IT infrastructure and the implementation, should it be necessary, of our disaster recovery programme.

He also assists clients of IRL with regards to forensic reviews, back up and storage and general maintenance and development.

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Robert Matthews

Accounting Services

Robert is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in private practice for over 30 years.

He specialises in all aspects of accountancy services and provides tailored advice in relation to the preparation of accounts, tax returns, payroll and compliance with RTI and pension auto-enrollment procedures.

Robert also provides financial modelling and investigatory services to the firm’s client base.

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