Who are we?
We help businesses who are experiencing financial stress.
This ranges from helping clients to stabilise their cash flow by preparing financial forecasts, negotiating with key creditors or raising funding, through to undertaking formal insolvency appointments for businesses under more severe financial pressure.
We also provide advice and guidance on fraud to help our clients both prevent, detect and prosecute fraudulent activity.
Our team of accountants, insolvency practitioners and fraud specialists gives straightforward, sympathetic, practical advice to directors, business owners and lenders.
We operate from offices in London and Leeds, and work with clients nationwide.
About PKF GM
Whether it’s cashflow problems, refinance, solvent exits or fraud, we’ll help you develop a realistic strategy and manage key relationships. If things come to the worst, we’ll guide you through the challenges of a formal restructuring or insolvency process.
Established over 35 years ago in Leeds, we’re a part of the PKF International network, so we can tap into a more extensive network of skills and expertise to support you.
Our values are at the heart of who we are.
They enable us to explain what we collectively stand for and help inform everything that we do as a business – from how we work with our clients to who we recruit to our team.
We are curious
We value authenticity
We are respectful
Our Environmental, Social & Governance activities
We organise a number of fundraising events throughout the year to help us raise money for our charities.
Recently these have included supporting a charity quiz night in aid of St George’s Crypt and running the Leeds Corporate 10k in aid of the Jane Tomlinson Foundation.
Promoting respect for everyone
We work hard to make PKF GM a great place for everyone. Our approach is based on making a tangible difference – we believe that we all have a role to play in celebrating our diversity and continuing to better understand and support one another.
We are proud to have been a Living Wage employer for a number of years. We believe that our responsibilities also extend beyond our employees – we are committed to ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain.
On a practical level, our Inclusion & Wellbeing Group, which is made up of people from a range teams and seniority levels, helps us to create a culture of understanding of one another and respect for all.
The Group provides opportunities for us all to celebrate our diversity and to learn more about colleagues who have backgrounds, experiences or beliefs that may be different from our own. These initiatives also reinforce the principle that we want everyone to feel comfortable about being their authentic selves in our workplace.
Activities are often timed to coincide with festivals and events – recent examples include Diwali, Eid, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Black History Month, the Chinese New Year, Easter, International Women’s Day and Pride month.
Looking after our people
Making a difference to others may not be your first thought if you’re asked to describe the role of a typical advisor – but then we’re not ‘typical’. We believe that we have an important role to play in supporting each other’s wellbeing.
We encourage people to find a sustainable balance between their careers and other priorities in their day-to-day lives. It’s an important part of our culture. To this end, we were a pioneer of agile and remote working practices well before the pandemic, and backed this with a significant investment in our supporting IT infrastructure. We continue to look for opportunities to introduce more flexibility in our ways of working, and to promote the physical and mental health and wellbeing of our people.
We have a number of trained Mental Health First Aiders. They are a first port of call for anyone in the firm who is feeling unsettled or simply needs to talk. The Mental Health Fist Aiders are complemented by a confidential employee assistance helpline, to help staff manage and resolve work-related or personal problems, and our partnership with CABA, the ICAEW’s wellbeing charity.
This is supplemented by a programme of wellbeing workshops designed to help boost physical, mental and emotional health. Run by independent experts, these have covered topics including nutrition, mindfulness, exercise and sleep.
We have also pro-actively created a support network for our staff, with a system of mentors and buddies. They are on hand to help colleagues with everything from providing technical advice to acting as a sounding board.
Fulfilling our potential
We aim to create a supportive environment where ambitious people, regardless of background, can fulfil their potential and help our clients realise their ambitions. To this end, we invest significantly in our learning and development activities, though a combination of both formal and informal training.
We provide a mix of technical, leadership and people skill training for our Partners and staff throughout their career with us. We believe it is important to support our teams in continuing to grow both professionally and personally.
For those members of staff who are at the start of their careers, we provide a highly-regarded technical and skills training programme that uses some of the country’s leading exam tuition providers. Our people normally study for the accountancy qualifiactions ACCA or AAT or professional insolvency exam qualifications usually CPI.
Staff who are qualified are then enrolled onto our Pathway programme, with a diverse mix of modules that is constantly updated to incorporate the latest developments and reflect emerging best practice. This enables us to continuously sharpen our skills and knowledge, and to stay ahead of the curve.
At the most senior level, our Directors and Partners benefit from a tailored Leadership programme.
This comprehensive framework is supplemented by an annual firm-wide training week, which brings all of our teams together for an intensive few days of training on current industry topics.
Outside of our rapidly-expanding formal training curriculum, we have organised our business to maximise the potential for on-the-job learning. We are also encouraged to actively seek feedback from those around us and use it to help us to continue to improve and grow.
Explore our insights for help with managing financial pressures and building resilience in your business.
Our Licensed Insolvency Practitioners are authorised variously by the Insolvency Practitioners Association and the ICAEW and are members of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3). We are also an ACCA member firm.