Kelly Semke


Restructuring & Insolvency

Specialist expertise

Kelly is a restructuring specialist based in our Southampton office; her expertise includes the provision of tailored solutions and advice to small to medium-sized enterpises, through a range of formal as well as informal options.

Kelly is a qualified insolvency practitioner and accountant, as well as being an experienced business owner. She has over 15 years’ experience in the business recovery industry, calmly aiding clients with debt negotiations and clearly explaining available options. She has extensive experience of trading businesses in order to achieve a business sale or facilitate an orderly wind down, as well as leading business sale negotiations and completions.

Kelly's sector experience includes marine, manufacturing and retail.

She has recently spent five years navigating her own business and has first-hand experience of the struggles and turmoil of objective decision making, at a time when personal emotions are at their highest. This experience, added to her business recovery skillset, makes her an ideal adviser to distressed clients.

About Kelly

Kelly is an enthusiastic traveller, enjoying weekends in Cornwall and Wales, as well as holidays in Europe, with her two energetic young boys, whenever possible.


Association of Business Recovery Professionals, R3 - Member (MABRP)


Joint Insolvency Examination Board (JIEB)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI)
Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)