What other said about us:
Sacha Orso Manzonetta, GHM Group of companies
The Company Debt team have been the most incredible and professional people that I have dealt with. It all happened after a night out when I found a Personal Liabity Notice on my door step, I was devastated my business had major financial problems, I lost millions and I drained all my money, and frankly my mind was all over the place for debts and collectors that I simply couldn’t face. It really felt like there was no way out and I was basically a finished man.
Having paid lawyers, accountants and other organisations to help me, there was nothing they could do, nobody was willing to help and, out of desperation I called and left a message at about 1am.
Out of my surprise I have received a phone call back the next morning, I was doubtful as many have taken my money and said goodbye, but this time it was different, Company Debt not only helped me to talk to the toughest HMRC department but also refereed me to a number of professionals who have helped me and contribute to sort out my situation, the best thing was that they were there for me, answering every text or phone call, support you and of course dealing with the problem and when you are in the situation that I was believe me the only thing you want is people who still see the good in you, I tried again and in one month I have rebuild my business because my confidence was back.
I cannot thank enough Company Debt and all the people who helped me.
A reference is not enough to express my satisfaction the only thing I would say is:
100% best service ever
Director, Construction Tooling Retailers, Suffolk
“Our limited company had started to have financial difficulties so I decided to contact professionals to help me deal with the issues at that time. I had been put onto Mike Smith who has been excellent support from day one.
I have been advised about rescue solutions for our company which I did look into. Unfortunately, our business is seasonal, and after few months our situation started to be critical, and after consulting with Mike, we have decided to liquidate the company. Mike has advised me in detail about the process and helped me to get in touch with liquidators and insolvency practitioners who have been taking over all important stuff.
As this was my first director experience, I didn’t know what to expect, and I was under extreme pressure. Mike and everyone who has been involved has given invaluable support, and without their help, this process would have been an absolute nightmare.
If you ever get into a similar situation, I highly recommend getting in touch with Mike who will guide you through the “scary” but simple process and help to take a lot of pressure off Directors’ shoulders.”
Director, Energy Solutions Company, Milton Keynes
“We had an unpaid VAT bill of £45K which was keeping us awake at night. With Mike’s help and direction, we negotiated a repayment schedule with HMRC. I would, however, advise any person/company seeking advice, that you be prepared to be able to produce facts and figures and to simply ‘just get on with it’ and do it.
Burying your head in the sand will not make HMRC go away. If you can demonstrate a genuine will to be given a ‘breathing space’, then give Mike a call. Every business has its ‘moments’, and we were no different. This is a genuine recommend.
Thanks, Mike and all his team at Company Debt.”
Director, Engineering Consultant, Lancashire
“Due to the Economic downturn, I found my business in a struggle to survive. From the initial contact with Mike Smith, Jameson Smith provided a professional service giving a high level understanding of the level of the problem and the options available to resolve them.
The advice given was always very professional and personal. Jameson Smith made difficult decisions easier due to the level of understanding provided.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Jameson Smith to any businesses in the same position.”
Director, Engineering Fabrication Company, Kent
“The prospect of liquidation was the most worrying and stressful situation I had ever found myself in. The best decision I ever made was to contact Mike. Almost immediately he was able to lighten the load. He handled everything, took care of creditors and put me in the hands of an excellent liquidator. Throughout the whole process Mike was always on hand, responding promptly to any messages or call I made. His reassurance was a great comfort as he guided me through the process which became almost effortless and painless. I am still astonished at the high level of service he provided for what was in my opinion a nominal fee. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Mike to anyone, unfortunate enough to require his help.”
Director, Fashion Retailer, West Sussex
“When I started my retail business in 2008, I felt sure that I had the right stock, philosophy and atmosphere in the shops to be relatively recession-proof and an exciting first year of trade confirmed this. However, as 2011 arrived and one shop had become three, I found that despite every effort, things were taking a turn for the worst and finances were getting tight.
Having exhausted my personal understanding of where to turn next, I searched the Internet as a last resort for professional advice regarding my business and the difficulties I was facing. It was the straight-forward, no-nonsense advice so readily available on the Jameson Smith & Co website that gave me confidence in this company’s abilities to help me recover from the sticky situation I’d found myself in. Having read through the testimonials from other clients I was assured in my need to talk to Mike Smith.
From our initial meeting to now I have felt reassured by Mike and his team and I feel I can always call him with a problem should one arise. I am hugely grateful for the clear advice and friendly support I have received from Jameson Smith & Co in getting me back on my feet and I am confident that if I hadn’t turned to them when I did, my business wouldn’t be steadily recovering like it is today.”
Director, Fast Food Restaurant, South Lanarkshire
“For anyone who has been in a situation when all you can do is worry about your business and its finances. Then that knock-on effect to your personal life, stressing constantly and not seeing an end to it.
My food business had started off well, the recession then hit and although we completely changed how the business was run by cutting back on everything, could not keep up with repayments of old debts. HMRC then came calling, and after trying to negotiate yet another payment plan, they turned it down. I turned to the internet for help and stumbled upon this website. These guys helped me from the beginning. Any question I had they would get straight back to me. The process seemed scary, but it wasn’t. I started a new company, and the old company liquidated. Business is booming, the 20+ staff get to keep their job, and we can continue working in the store instead of stressing over paperwork every day and night.
These guys helped me from the beginning. Any question I had they would get straight back to me. The process seemed scary, but it wasn’t. I started a new company, and the old company liquidated. Business is booming, the 20+ staff get to keep their job, and we can continue working in the store instead of stressing over paperwork every day and night.
Thanks to Jameson Smith & Co for all your help from the start of the process right up to today when I can email you for advice!”
Financial Advisor, London
“Mike Smith helped me greatly last year, due to a break up with a business partner and the recession, I was forced to close down my business. This situation caused me great stress until Mike came along and helped me through it.
After the liquidation of the company the bank and a provider of products came after me, he was able to reduce the amount I had to pay and negotiated all the transactions on my behalf. I do not think I would have got through the last eight months without Mike’s assistance.
I would thoroughly recommend Mike and Jameson Smith & Co to anyone who is in the same boat as I was.”
Director, Fine Arts Company, Gloucestershire
“My partner’s company had been struggling for months, and finally we had to admit we needed help.
After searching the internet, I phoned Jameson Smith & Co, it was tough to make the call, both my partner and I were embarrassed and felt like we were failures, but honestly James Smith & Co were brilliant. They talked me through all of our options when plans to save the company failed, and we had to declare insolvency the team were still there to support us.
All we can say is thank you.”
Director, Food Manufacturer, Kent
“It was great having you on our side when we most needed help sorting out our business bad situation. Mike was there all the time when we needed help though out the dark days and final days of our company. Very professional and trustworthy.”
Director, Heating and Plumbing, London
“I was a managing director of a small heating and plumbing firm that found itself in difficulty in January 2011. I searched the internet for business advice and came across Mike and his team. After reading excellent reviews I decided to give him a call. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I have made!
Mike discussed all my options with me, giving clear and genuine advice. Every query I had was answered quickly and professionally. Mike and his team ensured that a difficult time was handled sensitively and effectively.
I would not hesitate to recommend Mike and his team to anyone experiencing financial difficulty in business. They are very professional, hard working and diligent and turn a seemingly impossible situation into a manageable one.”
Director, Home Improvements, Yorkshire
“If you are reading this it means you probably need help, do not hesitate to call Mike. I cannot stress enough how professional and friendly Mike and his team are.
Most professionals write letters, Mike picks up the phone and really gets the work done. I wish I had met him earlier when the financial problems first started rather than burying my head in the sand.
You will get inundated with lots of companies but this is one company that you can rely on. I don’t think I would have got through this without him! You may have an accountant and solicitor but this guy is so professional at what he does”.
Director, Industrial, Cambridgeshire
“What a great service – We were looking for a company to provide us with an understanding of what is required to deal with a winding up petition. Mike gave me a full summary of what was required in a language I could easily understand. He also put me in touch with a Lawyer who contacted me within 10mins and again could put across with ease the steps required to ensure the petition was dealt with effectively. Great service and just what we needed and never cost a penny for the advice.”
Director, Installations, Merseyside
“Having the help and support of Mike and the rest of the team was truly invaluable. Finding yourself in a position where liquidation is the only option is always a daunting prospect, however working alongside Jameson Smith & co offered immediate and on-going support – without which I would not have been able to wind up my business as quickly and as efficiently as I did.
I owe a debt of gratitude to Mike in particular, who I felt took a keen interest in my situation and was always just a phone call or an e-mail away to offer professional advice and emotional support to resolve any situation that arose. Thanks again, Mike.”
Director, International Marketing and Sales, London
“Having found ourselves in a financial difficult situation, I thought I would be able to solve our company problems on my own, as being a small company under 5 people. In fact this is even my secretary who initiated a Google Search to identify Jameson Smith & Co online, they rang me and she said: “That could be good if you contacted these people”.
Now, I can say, this is one of the best actions I have taken this year! The initial contact was with Mike Smith.
Then, he provided a clear guidance and full support and expertise all along the weeks of process, tackling our company issues one by one.
Being the owner and founder of my company, I was tempted to believe that I would be able to sort out all situations myself. I was sceptical about companies found on the internet, and reluctant to confide the keys of my business to someone else.
Those 3 beliefs can be smashed, and I can say a great Thank You to Mike and Sue’s team. They have been incredibly supportive and very accurate in the problems solving process of my business which is a niche of consulting.
Now the situation has settled down, financial problems have been tackled, avoiding me costs, complications, time and paperwork.
If you hesitate to take the step as I did myself initially, just give Mike a call. That will provide you with a total peace of mind.”
Director, IT Hardware, Oxfordshire
“I found Jameson Smith & Co on the internet and it’s always difficult to know who trust I was a little cautious at first but soon realised a genuine service was offered. Mike was there when I needed him at the end of the phone and he provided his advice to help steer me through a possible tricky situation with the landlord in fairly tight timescales. I have no hesitation in recommending Jameson Smith & Co to any director who find themselves in an insolvent situation and need help fast.”
Director, IT Infrastructure, Surrey
“I’ve just had the pleasure of a brief but very useful free live support chat with Mike Smith, from your Horsham office I believe.
As a first time LTD company Director it’s difficult to get unbiased winding up advice.
I was actually dumbfounded at the sheer quantity when receiving the mountains of vulture like unsolicited mail offering winding up help after a petition.
I even had harassment level phone calls from one company which must have bordered on being illegal! – probably not surprising to hear for you in the business.
Sadly my company owes such a relatively little amount to HMRC only that it was never going to make any insolvency professional such as yourselves much money – probably no more ever than a teeny fee to be at a hearing – which I’ve attended myself. However, I now have such a very good impression of your company that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to others and I would definitely appoint you if ever I was to need help again.”
Director, North Yorkshire
“Following the liquidation of our business, James Smith & Co offered us the support we needed during this turbulent time. We were offered impartial, constructive advice to support us as directors and helped us find our way through the liquidation process.
Liquidation is not a pleasant time for anyone, however, with their support and guidance it made the process much easier to deal with.”
Director, Engineering, West Sussex
“We had an Engineering company and were struggling hard with payments to suppliers and revenue. We were getting increasingly upset and stressed about the situation and didn’t know where to go or who we could talk to about our situation. We were beginning to become ill with the worry and needed advice so much.
We looked up on the internet and came across Jameson Smith & Co. The website looked promising and was worded in such a way that it looked as though they could help us. We rang the number and spoke to a consultant who was so understanding, and someone came to see us that very day to discuss our options.
He was fantastic and made us feel so much better explaining what the process would be. We felt as if we were not alone anymore and he organised our whole process for us. We would recommend Jameson Smith & Co’s services to anyone who has a business in trouble. The best thing we ever did was to contact them. Although it is not nice for anyone to have their business fail sometimes the truth has to be admitted when it gets to the stage we were at, and sure others are in the same position.
Give Jameson Smith & Co a ring! They will help!”
Director, Licensed Wine Retailer, London
“I would like to confirm how welcome your services have been in assisting my business through the current economic situation. Throughout the consultation, I have found you to be professional and effective ensuring my business survives the current downturn and moves forward in a positive manner. I have no reservations in recommending you to anybody requiring assistance.”
Director, Software, London
“Thanks, Mike, really appreciate the help and support you gave me too and your flexibility – couldn’t have got through this predicament I got myself in without your assistance.”
Director, Manufacturing, Northamptonshire
’We had problems with HMRC and a major creditor threatening to take legal action against the company. We contacted Jameson Sith & Co, and they have helped guide us through the situation and finally resolve the matter…. Great help and advice and support. Helped my sleep no end!’
Director, Digital Printers, West Sussex
“We ran into financial difficulty due to, what turned out to be a life-threatening illness. You and your company provided insolvency and legal advice for a sustained period without charge. You and your colleague John provided sympathetic and helpful support and although events overtook us your help was invaluable and made a great difference.
Thank you for all your help and kindness were shown. You held my hand and took the fear and mystery out of if all – I am so grateful to you both for that as we are fine now.”
“Mike, thank you for the excellent free advice you gave me on companies house and striking off a company. You have saved me lots of money which I appreciate. I will recommend you without hesitation.”
“I found the service, advice and personal attention given by Mike Smith to be invaluable.
One has enough stress to deal with anyway, and it’s just good to know that someone is there helping you alleviate it by keeping you in the loop all the time. It’s like a comfortable journey through your troubled times and Jameson Smith & Co are highly recommended.”
Director, Mobile and Data Telecommunications, Sussex
“I don’t normally write testimonials about matters like this, but this is an exception.
My Telecommunications company was teetering on the brink of insolvency, and I had lots of sleepless nights. I was worried about employees, worried about HMRC, worried about paying creditors and just wasn’t sleeping nights. The worry started to affect my health, and I contacted Jameson Smith & Co and within minutes of speaking a senior consultant, I felt as if a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. I realised I wasn’t alone in this and had someone I could rely on to walk me through the company liquidation maze and out the other side. I am now getting free help with my personal guarantees which is allowing me to get on with a normal and certainly happier less stressful life.
Thank you to Jameson Smith & Co team for all your help!”
Customer Service Representative, Sussex
“I was one of the people affected by the liquidation of the company who engaged you recently. This news left me devastated over the weekend (tragic I know, but it was stress I didn’t need) and I was unsure what I was going to do or where I stood.
On calling your company on Monday, I had the pleasure of speaking with Tammy. She took ownership of my situation, reassured me that she’d do everything to help me and said she’d get back to me with any news she had. She was true to her word and called me back soon after to say that she’d need to call me on Tuesday or Wednesday with further information as she was unable to speak to the necessary contact until then. Imagine my delight when she called me a couple of hours later to say that she’d spoken to someone who had confirmed that my wedding dress was ready and that Tammy had made arrangements for the dress to be sent to an alternative shop close to where I live. I think I may have embarrassed Tammy as I told her she was an angel and that I loved her, but that wasn’t far from the truth!
I work in Customer Service, and we’re always told the importance of ‘wowing’ your customer and giving feedback. Tammy went over and above what was called for her, and I feel like she’s saved my wedding and more importantly my sanity! I was so impressed by her efficiency, professionalism and her kindness. If she worked for my company, I’d nominate her for an award as she obviously cares about those she deals with. Please, please pass on my gratitude to Tammy and well done for having such a star working for you.
If I were ever conscious of anyone needing the type of services you offer, I would instantly give them your company name because of the quality of service I’ve received even though I am not a Director.”
Director, Commerce, London
“I approached Mike when experiencing difficulty with a personal guarantee that I signed for 50K before my business collapsing in 2009. The finance company concerned, although my constant contact with them over the intervening six years had proven extremely difficult to negotiate with and earlier this year was pressing for court action or attempting to levy a charge plus interest onto my home.
Thanks to Mike’s advice and support I successfully negotiated a substantial reduction, eventually settling at 3K with them. Mike was a great support and comfort to me at a particularly stressful time in my life, and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.”
Director, PC/IT Services Company, London
“Mike and his team provide the support and advice necessary for any director under siege by creditors. They absorb your pressure and deal with all the liquidation issues leaving you free to move on. I completely recommend their service.”
Director, Cranes and Haulage, West Midlands
“Jameson Smith & Co provided assistance and connected us to excellent people when the unthinkable happened; our largest client went into administration owing us 10’s of thousands. The knock on effect crippled us and being left in dire financial straights we turned to Jameson Smith & Co. We never knew that free, extensive and invaluable advice was available to companies like ours.
They continue to give us sound advice on a regular basis and have helped us continue forward with, what is now, a profitable expanding company, which not so long ago looked doomed. I have no hesitation in recommending their advice and services to any business be the problem small or large.”
Director, IT Consultancy, Hertfordshire
“When you are struggling to try and keep going but know that you need to close the last thing you want to do is to tell a complete stranger all about it, warts and all! Well it took just 60 seconds after making my call to Jameson Smith & Co for me to realise it was the best call I have made in years.
Not once did they even give me the feeling that they were thinking ‘Why did you do that’ but simply talked things through and helped me put a plan together – including a plan for a future, a word I had not been thinking about, such were the pressures we were under. A future which meant that we could keep half of our staff in employment.
So I would recommend Jameson Smith & Co to anyone who finds themselves in serious difficulties – they are not there just to help you close your company down, they are there just as much to help you move forward as well.”
Director, Plumbing & Heating, Staffordshire
“I started my Plumbing and Heating business in 2002, and as with most directors, it was my pride and joy.
During the past few years business was hard, and unfortunately, things were about to get worse. Our estimator grossly under-valued a project and this meant with very limited funds we had no choice but to put the company into liquidation. This was the most stressful experience I have ever been through and had no clue what was happening. Luckily for me and my father (my co-director), we found Mike Smith of Jameson Smiths & Co.
Mike spoke with me at some length about what was going to happen and gave me some invaluable advice, plus the way he reassures you that things will work out helps with the sleepless nights. Although we have been left with personal guarantees of some value, Mike is advising us on how to deal with these and is helping with reducing the amount we have to pay back. If you are going through a similar situation, don’t hesitate, just call Mike and have a confidential chat.
Believe me, and it will be a weight off your shoulder.”
Director, Consultancy, Kent
“Dealing with Mike and his team was an absolute pleasure. They made an incredibly difficult situation a lot easier to handle. I would highly recommend their services to any prospective clients looking for a professional insolvency service. Thanks, guys.”
Director, Plumbing and Heating, London
“I put my trust in Mike Smith and his team, and they steered us out of a seemingly impossible situation, keeping me informed and involved all the way. Mike reassuringly kept in constant contact with me for encouragement and to help plan the way forward. His very confident and experienced approach has guided us from the point of inevitable collapse back to a profitable enterprise.
I would have no hesitation in recommending these services to anyone who realises that their business needs support and they don’t know where to turn.”
Director, Construction, Manchester
“My wife had to call Mike as I was so down as I was in so much debt and didn’t know where to turn.
I had an injury that had left me hospitalised for three months and people who owed me money didn’t pay. Credit Cards, Inland Revenue, VAT, Business loans and overdraft, you name it I had it – I didn’t dare answer the phone or open letters. My wife asked him to call me which he did at work on my mobile. It was the best thing that has happened to me in a while.
Just pick up the phone, it’s crazy not to as it’s your family that suffer too you just don’t know it.”
Director, Property Services, Manchester
“I contacted Mike Smith at Jameson Smith & Co when my property services company fell into financial trouble, and I was unsure of what my options were.
The help and advice I received from Mike and his team were invaluable, and I am very grateful for their help in explaining my options and helping our company move forward.”
Director, Construction Company, Middlesex
“My small business like others was massively affected by recent events in the financial world; I found myself trying to keep going and getting more and more insolvent. Pride in what I do was all I had, the bank and the HMRC cutting my legs off. Despite my best efforts I could see the end of my company, but did not know what to do or who to turn to?
I contacted professional help from research on the internet, and this is how I found Mike Smith, and I am pleased I did. I knew after my initial phone call I could trust him, his immediate advice made me feel I had an ally who would steer me through this, and for the first time in ages, I slept!
I want to thank Mike sincerely for all his help and being on the end of a phone whenever I needed advice or reassurance. Even ringing me to see how things were if he had not heard from me for a while. Expertise and a friend at the time when you feel like you have none are what I feel I got.
If you are in a similar situation and reading this, you are in the right place to get the best help, believe me.”
Director, Pub and Restaurant, London
“I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Mike at Jameson Smith & Co! He has been wonderful from beginning to end.
Our situation was complicated, to say the least, but Mike was there every time I phoned, texted or emailed and that was many a time! He was always more than helpful and had plenty of time for me no matter how many times I asked the same question and no matter what I threw at him. He and his team prepared the necessary information so thoroughly that when we finally went to the Insolvency Practitioner I had nothing to do and this all ran smoothly.
Through what was a difficult time Mike put me at ease and has helped us as a company and individuals greatly, therefore, as I said at the beginning a great big thank you and I am now looking forward to a lot less stressful year.”
“I was very pleased that I chose Jameson Smith & Co when looking for some advice on liquidation.
Mike was thoughtful and knowledgeable and put us at ease at what is a very stressful time. It’s crucial to get the right information, and we certainly got that. I would have no reservations recommending Mike to anyone who finds themselves in a similar position.”
Director, Removals and Storage, Sussex
“I can honestly say that finding Mike was one of the best business decisions I’ve ever made.
Being in the unfortunate position that I was in – Mike was an absolute godsend. He explained all the options that were available to me and that enabled me to make an informed decision. Mike was always at the end of the phone when I had questions or was unsure what to do.
He made the whole process a lot less stressful, and my wife and I cannot thank him enough for putting our minds at ease”.
Director, Clothing Retailer, London
“I cannot thank you enough for what you did for me when I closed my company down in November 2011; I must say that Mike and his team helped me through the hardest decision of my life to close my eight-year-old business down.
Almost immediately the hassle from creditors reduced significantly, and Mike took over everything for me. I would thoroughly recommend, and I am now almost at the end of the liquidation process and getting my life back on track.
Seriously, it is a hard decision to close your business, but it is even harder making the situation even worse by trying to stay open.”
Director, Removals Company, London
“I just wanted to write and thank you for your excellent service at a very worrying time, I found you most helpful, anytime I had a query you were always on hand either by phone or email with an almost instant reply to set my mind at ease.
The help and advice you gave me was invaluable and always explained in a way that was easy for me to understand, I would gladly recommend your services to any company Director who has hit upon similar financial problems to mine, which have now been resolved with your assistance.”
Director, Clothing Exporter, West Yorkshire
“My Limited Company was in difficulties. When I was forced to Liquidate, it was an incredibly stressful time. I found Jameson Smith & Co on the internet and decided to contact them.
Their consultants helped us through the process, and the liquidation went smoothly then I received a County Court summons from one of the creditors. This was not only claiming from the Company, but also from me personally! I contacted Mike within the firm, and he immediately put me in touch with an excellent solicitor, who knew straight away exactly what to do. One letter from him did the trick. Within 48 hours the claimant’s lawyer stated that he would discontinue action against me. Without the help of Mike and Simon, I could have been looking at a judgement against me – I may even have had to sell my house.
What a relief. I would not hesitate to recommend Jameson Smith & Co.”
Director, Cleaning Company, Manchester
“We all use the web to search for all manner of things – type in a question to Google – can Google guide me? What would we do without Google?! So one Saturday morning I type in HMRC visit – threaten winding up order. Various options come up.
I contacted Mike this Saturday morning feeling pretty down; we had been struggling with HMRC debts for over a year, trying to do our best – keep in touch with them – paying them when possible. The day before though a Lady from HMRC turned up on my doorstep to give me 14 days to pay in full or she would wind the company up. From the first contact with Mike – and yes on a Saturday morning he returned my call, I gave him a brief outline of the situation I had got in, and from that moment he took charge.
I do not know how many people he is guiding at any one time, but you do not feel as if you are a burden, he keeps on top of what to do, and here I am now some five weeks later moving forward from this situation. So to Mike and Tammi, thank you for doing precisely what all of these testimonials say – a great job.”
Director, Restaurant, London
“The service that Jameson Smith & Co provided to myself and my organisation was excellent, with the level of professionalism of the continued support.
My needs were considered at all times, and I have experienced highly professional and effective communication throughout the Liquidation process. I felt that as a client I was highly valued.”
Director, Childrens’ Play Centre, London
“Mike is one in a million! From our very first telephone conversation, he put my mind at rest, and I have not looked back. My worries, sleepless nights and feelings of anxiety soon began to fade.
Mike and his team are patient, efficient and professional, it was very quickly and quite plainly evident that he understood my complicated situation and was able to present me with all my possible options then guide me through them step by step.
A great communicator providing an excellent service who I would most highly recommend!”
Director, Retailer, London
“Sound, professional and timely advice for anyone who is having difficulties meeting creditor demands.
As a former high street store owner my financial situation soon clouded my business leadership, Mike and his team were fantastic from the first call and manage the liquidation of my company to the highest of standards.”
“I had got myself into a situation where I couldn’t repay my debts personal and company and was having my vans repossessed; electricity turned off at my business workplace when I received a letter from Mike.
Up until then I just didn’t respond to letters and hid the facts from my wife as my home was at risk because of a personal guarantee. I called him, and he has been a great help in providing guidance and negotiating with my Creditors giving me a breathing space. We’ve got rid of the PG problem, but more than that he provides a personal touch so you’ve got someone you can rely on and who knows what he’s doing and I am getting on top of things.
My confidence and work have both picked up together, and I am currently negotiating with potential investors, and Mike is advising me there too. Mike has been brilliant, just give him a call.”
Director, Camping and Leisure, Wales
“When you are running your own business, there are lots of stresses, but when your business is struggling, and you know you need to close it, the stress and worry are unbelievable.
I was in this position and did not know who to turn to. Then I found Jameson Smith & Co on the web, and within one phone call, I was put at ease. It was the hardest time of my life, and Mike and his team helped me through it all the way.
It doesn’t cost anything for a phone call, but aid and advice were priceless to me.”
Director, Business Consultancy, London
“Jameson Smith & Co saved my sanity!
They were helpful supportive, informative and were there with me every step of the way. They gave me the encouragement and the confidence to start again!
I count myself very lucky indeed to have found them.”
Director, Retailer Plumbing, Essex
“My company was in severe financial trouble, and having made the decision that it could not be rectified, I needed help. I had never been in this situation before, was under a massive amount of stress, and didn’t know which way to turn.
After a 10 minute conversation with Mike from Jameson Smith and Co, my fears were immediately put to rest. Mike explained the procedures, and helped me through the entire process in a highly professional manner, even helping with my personal financial position.
I can wholeheartedly recommend Jameson Smith and Co to anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation.”
“I owed HMRC over £32,000, and they were going to wind my company up in the High Court. I contacted Mike, and he got straight on the case.
I was so fed up I just said liquidate my company, but we discussed all the options, and I let Mike take over negotiations. Mike discovered that HMRC owed me £23,000 and the High Court case was dropped…
If you have problems with the HMRC, don’t hesitate to give Mike a call”.
Director, Building and Construction, West Midlands
“What has been most helpful was the ease of contacting Mike and the team at any hour of the day.
After months of turmoil I felt the weight lift from my shoulders immediately, I retained their services. Whereas I had been muddling my way through a minefield. Mike and his team knew exactly what to do and went about it efficiently and quickly. I felt the pressure lift immediately; if anything it was my initial reluctance to listen to Mike’s initial advice that cost me another month of stress, and his original advice turned out to be “spot on”.
No worries about anything and Creditors were managed very well with all the guidance and help I needed. A big thank you to Jameson Smith & Co!”
Director, Security Company, Hereford
“I was recommended to Mike Smith when my business run into difficulties after a Russian Client owed my company a high some of the money for services rendered and the Bank and HMRC were putting extreme pressures on me.
Mike Smith was more than helpful in assisting my company going into Voluntary Liquidation and gave me advice as a Director on how to protect my personal assets. I would recommend Jameson Smith & Co Ltd without hesitation.”
Director, Construction, London
“I would like to thank you and your members of staff for all the help and support you gave my wife and me during the very stressful time when my company had to go into liquidation.
We can not thank you enough for the excellent way you handled the whole process and took away a lot of the stress and burden, making us more at ease with your caring support and professional advice and guidance. Keeping us informed at all times, regularly contacting me and my wife to reassure us during this very stressful time.
We would highly recommend your company with no hesitation to anyone that is going through the same stressful experience, knowing they would be in professional and very caring hands.
Once again our thanks for all you have done.”
Director, Building and Construction, Yorkshire
“May I say how helpful Jameson Smith & Co in my hour of need was, the service was first class, and I was greeted in a calm method which was very reassuring. It felt like it was not the end of the world. The fact that I was told “leave it to us, we will get it sorted” was all I wanted to hear. And you did.
Thanks again, Jameson Smith & Co.”
“I put my trust in Mike and his team, and they steered us out of a seemingly impossible situation, keeping me informed and involved all the way.”
Director, Building and Construction, Cheshire
“I cannot thank Mike and his team enough for helping us through the most difficult time of our lives. Due to the sudden ill health of my husband we had to close our business which left many outstanding debts. Jameson Smith & Co guided and supported us through this process brilliantly!
If you have any financial business concerns phone these guys, you will not regret it!”
Director, Building and Construction, London
“We found James Smith & Co to be extremely helpful and understanding during our liquidation process. They gave honest advice and were always willing to pick up the phone.
Mike Smith, in particular, was very supportive and made the process very easy. I would certainly recommend them.”
Director, Apprenticeship Recruitment, London
“Thanks to the team at Jameson Smith & Co, really appreciate the help and support you gave me too and your flexibility. I couldn’t have got through this predicament I got myself in without your assistance.
As a director of an Apprenticeship recruitment company that relied heavily on one primary customer, when that customer ceased trading, I found myself suddenly in a desperate situation. Major decisions needed making that would enable me to continue trading and would ensure that last three years of hard work, developing my business were not wasted. Mike and his team were incredibly supportive when I turned to them, providing quick and practical solutions.
At a time when it would have been easy to give up, Jameson Smith & Co ensured that I was able to take stock of the situation before making the right decisions for me.”
Director, Bridal Retail Shop, Surrey
“I have no hesitation in recommending Jameson Smith & Co. What would have been an extremely stressful and difficult time was made so much easier with their professional advice and continued support through the whole process.
They were always on the other end of the phone, ready to listen to any concerns or worries along the way, no matter how small and putting my mind at rest with practical solutions which were easy to understand. They were always thoroughly approachable.”
Director, Heating and Plumbing, Derbyshire
“Not long ago I spent endless sleepless nights and days feeling sick with worry, all because our cash flow problems had spiralled out of hand. Customers not paying, and creditors demanding their money, it all felt so unfair, but the fact remained we owed our creditors and had to find a way.
I knew we needed help but felt embarrassed, ashamed even, that I had allowed this situation to happen. Eventually, I plucked up the courage and swallowed my pride and made the call to Jameson Smith & Co.
Within minutes of speaking to the consultant I began to feel better, I felt in control and was talking to a guy that was not judging me, in fact, he totally got it. He made me feel at ease and told me not to worry and took control of the situation. My only regret is not making the call sooner.
Although I wish to remain anonymous, I was a company director when I made my call, and I am still a company director, my business is thriving, and we have no debts. Having been where you are now, I truly feel for you but take my advice and make the call. You will not be judged or made to feel bad, so the worst possible scenario is your phone bill increases slightly.”
Director, Property Development, Hampshire
“My company was in severe financial trouble, and having made the decision that it could not be rectified, I needed help. I had never been in this situation before, was under a massive amount of stress, and didn’t know which way to turn.
After a 10 minute conversation with James from Jameson Smith and Co, my fears were immediately put to rest. Mike explained the procedures, and helped me through the entire process in a highly professional manner, even helping with my personal financial position.
I can wholeheartedly recommend Jameson Smith and Co to anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation.”
Director, Retailer, Worthing
“When I realised that my company had to go into Liquidation, I had no idea what to, and I was desperate for help. I went to Citizens Advice Bureau who couldn’t help me? They gave me some company websites to look into, but I needed someone to talk to. I did a Google search and came across Mike’s company. I was very wary when I made my call to Mike; I didn’t know who he was or exactly what he did and also how much was this going to cost me.
He immediately put me at ease and agreed to meet me the following day. When we met, he listened to my situation, steadily calming me down and reassuring me that there were solutions to my problems. He carefully explained how he was going to help me, advising me what to do and when to do it. Within two weeks he and his team and gone through all the details, and contacted a liquidator to act.
All of this has been completed within six weeks, and I am now a completely different person from that wreck of one just six weeks ago. We still have issues with personal guarantees to resolve, but Mike has agreed to support me through those.
And what’s great about it is it hasn’t cost me a penny.”
Director, Wood Machinists, Lincoln
“If you’re reading this then you are probably in a similar position to what I was in early 2012…. behind with National Insurance & VAT and another quarter of VAT about to kick in, a supplier’s solicitors was on my back who I owed a lot of money too.
I had done everything to try and screw down my costs, but as we all know the bills just keep on coming and yet the work had stopped, or I was having to look at quoting ridiculous prices to even get a look-in.
I phoned Mike to discuss my situation, the best phone call I have made in my life…. you should do the same, he is an honest guy you are ever likely to talk to, and guides you all the way.
If I made a mistake, it was not phoning Mike 3 years earlier.”
Director, Designer Eyewear Retailer, London
“With the high street retail scene becoming more and more desperate I was forced to liquidate my retail company that I had lovingly grown over the past seven years.
The fear of the unknown soon manifested into a very stressful situation for my family and staff as I did not understand what the correct process was in closing down my company. The internet was full of horror stories, so the relief was immeasurable to have a knowledgeable and leading contact in Mike and his team. From the initial contact until completion I received step-by-step support in dealing with creditors and debtors, guidance regarding my stock, how to address staff and supplier agreements.
I would highly recommend taking the stress out of this situation by using Jameson Smith & Co; they are professional, act very quickly and were always available regardless of how minor or complex the issues and queries I had. I simply can’t thank you all enough!”