Nick Simmonds

Partner

Restructuring & Insolvency

Specialist expertise

Nick is a restructuring specialist; he provides exceptional, personalised advice and solutions to the directors of businesses facing financial challenges. His sector experience includes hospitality and leisure as well as care homes.

Nick is a partner in the restructuring team. He is a licensed insolvency practitioner and adviser to businesses facing financial and operational distress in the northern home counties. Nick is based in the firm’s Watford office.

Nick works with businesses typically operating in the mid-market, advising management teams and their stakeholders on a range of strategies to assist them overcome significant challenges. As liquidator of APW Asset Management, Nick oversaw the liquidation of a private investors company affecting the worldwide Australian wines market. Nick has also advised directors of Dicks Electricals as well as BCF Heating and Plumbing on their company voluntary arrangement proposals and was subsequently appointed to oversee the successful delivery of the proposals. In addition, Nick is a well-regarded niche adviser to the hospitality and leisure sector, with deep experience and insight in the entertainment, public house as well as casual dining sub-sectors.

Nick has also advised many international recording artists on both the solvent and insolvent restructuring of their business affairs. In addition, he works closely with businesses operating in the film and television industry, advising them on a range of insolvent restructuring and corporate simplification matters. Nick is a key adviser to a number of large pub retailers and breweries, advising both the corporate business as well as their individual operators on a range of strategic, operation and financial matters. Nick’s clients benefit from his breadth and depth of experience across a wide range of business sectors. He is well regarded as the go-to adviser for distressed businesses in the northern home counties and is renowned for his practical and solutions-led advice. Nick is well connected with fellow professionals, who appreciate his timely and technically astute advice.


About Nick

For those clients operating specifically in the entertainment, casual dining and pub retail and breweries, Nick’s credentials speak for themselves. Prior to joining Quantuma, Nick was a restructuring partner in a large mid-tier UK accountancy firm. In his spare time, Nick is car enthusiast and a keen cyclist.


Memberships

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

Qualifications

Joint Insolvency Examination Board (JIEB)