Our insolvency practitioners are accredited by some of the most respected professional bodies in the industry. This page will explain each of these organisations, describing their function, standards and professional requirements.

We also include direct links, where possible, to the specific licence page of our team member so you can verify their professional accreditation and regulation.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)


Founded in 1904, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants is the global professional accounting body offering the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification.

To display the ACCA qualification you must:

  • complete a maximum of 13 exams, depending on prior experience and qualifications
  • complete an Ethics and Professional Skills module
  • evidence three years of practical work experience within a relevant role.

Our insolvency practitioner Alan Bradstock holds an ACCA Practising Certificate which means he is authorised to provide a range of general accountancy services to individuals and businesses.

He also holds an audit qualification and is eligible to accept audit appointments in the UK or Ireland.

See Alan Bradstock on the ACCA website here.




R3 is the trade association for the UK’s insolvency, restructuring, advisory, and turnaround professionals.

R3 represent insolvency practitioners, lawyers, turnaround and restructuring experts, students, and others in the profession.

Full Members are qualified, regulated and work across the spectrum of the profession, They must have passed the JIEB exams, having the right professional accreditation, or by demonstrating extensive experience.

Our insolvency practitioner Alan Bradstock is full licensed by R3 as an insolvency practitioner.

To search for Alan Bradstock on R3 type his name into the member search on their website here


The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales is a professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports chartered accountants and students across the world. At the end of 2020, it has over 189,000 members and students in 147 countries.

See Alan Bradstock’s chartered accountant page here


Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA)

The Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) is one of seven recognised professional bodies for the purposes of regulating insolvency practitioners (IPs) within the UK and Ireland.

It is the only body whose membership is wholly of those involved in insolvency administration or insolvency-related work or interested in insolvency.

Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is a professional community in the corporate restructuring, renewal, and corporate health space. Almost 43% of its members are turnaround practitioners who consult with or participate in helping troubled companies in the recovery process.

All TMA members are expected to abide by a Code of Ethics, specifying high standards of professionalism, integrity, and competence.

See Mike Smith’s TMA profile here