A qualified, licensed insolvency practitioner with a proven track record in helping businesses across the UK

Revive Business Recovery is a Yorkshire based firm (based in Doncaster) which specialises in providing good solid business recovery and insolvency advice to SME’s across the UK. Although we are in Yorkshire most of the time, we are happy to travel and work across the UK.

We understand that individuals left to deal with a company in financial difficulties will carry a heavy burden and we pride ourselves in relieving this pressure. To do that, we ensure that they are well supported and well informed on all the options and processes open to their company or business.

When giving advice, we will ensure that all angles are covered. This will involve, looking at the position of all stakeholders (i.e. shareholders, directors, employees, bank, to name a few) to ensure that the action minimises the indebtedness to them.

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Out-of-the-box Solutions

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Jargon-free Language

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Friendly & Approachable

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Free no-obligation consultation

Meet the Management Team

Our friendly and approachable team are available to support you and your business at all times. We take pride in providing the highest level of commitment and customer service, and we strive to achieve the most positive outcome for all our clients. Meet the Revive team below.

claire foster

Claire Foster Managing Director

Claire has worked in the insolvency profession for over two decades and has worked on a variety of insolvency assignments in many different sectors including football clubs, charities and museums, renewable energy, car manufacturers, hospitality, public houses and even sex toy distributors to name a few.

Claire is a very approachable and helpful person and loves talking about business, whether the company is insolvent or solvent. She has been a licensed insolvency practitioner for over 14 years and has taken in excess of 1,500 appointments. She has helped hundreds of companies and individuals over the last three decades in all industry sectors.

Claire is also a Certified Accountant and likes to keep up with tax matters. She specialises in solvent liquidations and helps shareholders get the most out of their companies when they are closed.

Claire is a Fellowship Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (‘ACCA’) and holds her Insolvency License with The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales ('ICAEW').

After university, Claire worked in the family business which she attributes to her ability to understand how companies work and the problems that they face. This experience has proved to be very valuable for trading Administrations as she has the ability to trade them if required, with a sense of decorum and empathy. Claire particularly likes to work with family businesses.

Claire is extremely easy to talk to and she will explain everything in a straightforward way that all can understand. If she says she will do something, it will be done. If she says that she can find a solution to a problem, it will be found. She also has an incredible amount of empathy. This is probably why so many people relate to her and feel relieved that she is helping them.

Claire has a degree in applied statistics and loves to make sense and meaning out of numbers. She has been keeping the whole office up to date with the Coronavirus statistics, including her interpretation of them. She also carefully watches the statistics relating to the general economy, so she is ready to help businesses and individuals adapt to any economic changes imposed on them.

In her distant past, she worked at the Monopolies and Mergers Commission working as a research assistant and assisting with their investigations and statistics. Her claim to fame was that she had the pleasure of meeting the late Sir Richard Attenborough whilst carrying out this role.

erika johnson

Erika Johnson Insolvency Administrator

Erika is one of our case administrators and specialises in employee claims. She has been working in insolvency for over 8 years and enjoys being part of such a diverse industry.

Part of her role includes helping the employees of the companies we are dealing with to ensure that they receive the redundancy and other payments to which they are entitled. Her helpful nature and go get attitude make her extremely effective at getting these claims processed quickly so that these claims are not held up.

Erika also has a good listening ear and has time for people when they just need somebody to talk to.

Prior to working for Revive Erika was working in the Catering industry including travelling the world on Cruise ships – and an expert in wine. She still enjoys travelling and is Revive’s own ‘Judith Chalmers’.

Erika has a passion for Rugby and had a key role within the Doncaster Knights Mini Juniors for many years. Now she just watches the sport and loves talking everything Rugby to anybody that will listen. She is often found on the back her husband’s motorbike.

She likes to go to concerts, with Camera in hand and is now a groupie for several local bands and is one of the official photographers at Askern Music Festival.

Erika is a helpful companion to our team and likes to look after us. She’s also pretty good at keeping all the paperwork in order as well as the office.

dave edmundson

Dave Edmondson Books & Records Support

Dave’s prime responsibility is to collect, sort, log and store Company books and records. If you have any records that are being collected, it will most likely by Dave that you will see.

Dave also deals with any properties that we are responsible for. He will take care of security, do minor repairs, inspections, viewings and generally ensure that they are kept in good order.

Dave also takes care of our Revive office.

Before working at Revive, Dave was a commercial diver (mainly in the North Sea) but retired from this when his daughter was born to look after her.

If you want Dave, ring him on his mobile, as he is always out and about in his black transported van.

stacey hall

Stacey Hall Insolvency Administrator

Stacey is one of our case administrators who is relatively new to insolvency. She joined us this year after 20 years of working within a criminal defence law firm.

Luckily for us, she had a lot of transferable skills, is a quick learner and enjoys learning everything insolvency related. She particularly enjoys working on solvent liquidations (MVL’s) and investigations.

She excels at negotiations and enjoys problem solving. There is no procrastination around Stacey. Her drive and determination are forces to be reckoned with. All tasks undertaken by her are progressed effectively and efficiently ensuring successful outcomes.

Stacey is very sociable and her easy-going nature puts everyone at ease. There are no awkward silences when Stacey is around. Her approachable demeanour makes networking an enjoyable experience.

Stacey is very much family orientated. She spends a lot of her spare time having chippy teas with her grandma and elderly friend and running around after her teenage son. She loves to soak up to the sun in warmer climates, but when she is at home, Stacey loves a barbecue and socialising with friends.

Stacey is a friendly companion to our team. She is the driving force behind us, continually pushing the team forward. She also manages to lead the team astray by taking a detour to the bakery on a Friday morning to provide cream cakes for our weekly meeting.