Our Vision

At KBL Advisory, our number one priority is to make the management of business debt as simple as possible for our clients. We believe every business should receive a balanced perspective and be offered comprehensive solutions when facing financial challenges. 

Our clients trust us because we have the experience, expertise and networks to deliver the best possible solutions for their business in times of uncertainty and distress.

Together our team has over 100 years’ experience in finance, business turnaround and insolvency. We are JIEB qualified Insolvency Practitioners, ACA qualified Chartered Accountants, and have a wealth of experience across all finance arenas. Our business is built upon the successful history we have of helping clients find the most appropriate solutions for their business.

We share the same commitment to work passionately and to the highest of standards, always with integrity and the best interest of our clients at the forefront of what we do.

The insolvency and turnaround sector has been our world for many years and we are proud to play a pivotal role within it.

From a company director who needs help managing a crisis, to a lender seeking a business viability report. Our team is here to provide clear advice when you need it most.

Our Founders 

Richard Cole – Director 

Richard has worked in business restructuring and insolvency for over 15 years, starting his career at a UK top ten accountancy firm having graduated from University of Leeds. Over the years Richard has worked with businesses of all shapes and sizes, addressing client situations on the full spectrum of risk.

Richard’s experience also includes a one-year secondment to a high street bank working with its distressed customer portfolio and representing the bank’s interest as a secured lender.

Richard is based out of our Manchester office, covering the North West and Midlands.

Steve Kenny – Director  

Having first met at University, Steve and Richard have shared a similar professional career path albeit on opposite sides of the Pennines. Steve began his career in accountancy over 15 years ago with a UK top ten accountancy firm, initially specialising in audit and general practice before moving into business restructuring and insolvency. Steve now deals with a wide range of formal insolvency appointments daily as well as business reviews and other advisory assignments.

Like Richard, Steve also spent a year seconded to a high street bank working with its distressed customer portfolio and representing the bank’s interest as a secured lender.

Steve is based out of our Darlington office, covering the North East and Yorkshire.

Our Directors are backed by a team of specialist case managers, funding experts and insolvency practitioners, so we are perfectly placed to find the right solution for you. 


Who can we help?

Given their experience, there isn’t an industry our team of specialists haven’t touched. To give you an idea on businesses we have helped, below is a selection of industries we have most recently provided advice for:
Engineering & Manufacturing
Professional Services
Leisure & Hospitality
Media & Technology
Private Equity
Transport & Logistics


Simply send us an e-mail or give us a call.
Manchester Head Office
Stamford House, Northenden Road
M33 2DH
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