‘Take 5’ with Henry Page
Henry is a Corporate Advisory Partner. He is based at the firm’s London office and is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant and licensed insolvency practitioner. Henry has experience of all types of restructuring work, extending to both companies and LLPs, whether domestic or overseas. Outside of work, Henry enjoys spending time with his young daughter and is a Tottenham fan. Henry also likes running and has completed both the London and Paris marathons.
1. What made you choose a career in corporate restructuring?
It seemed an interesting option! Getting involved in the nuts and bolts of a business and trying to add value at times of distress can be very rewarding.
2. What is the most common piece of advice you share with your clients?
Breathe. What is the cash situation and what are the immediate pressures facing the business? You can’t solve everything on day one but you can assess how much time you have got to plan a way ahead.
3. How do your colleagues inspire you?
The depth of experience and knowledge in the team is phenomenal; there is always someone who has ‘been there, done that’ and is more than willing to provide guidance.
4. What gives you a sense of achievement?
Preventing the need for a formal appointment. It sounds counterproductive for an insolvency practitioner but if we can preserve an ongoing trading business then the satisfaction is massive. It might not be as remunerative but it is actually what we try to achieve.
5. What sporting ambitions do you have for the future?
Cycling is taking my focus outside of work at the moment. The ultimate goal is to cycle to Paris to watch the final stage of the Tour de France. Whether I make it this year or not will depend on how much time I can get to train at the weekends (without my daughter, Poppy, in the babyseat behind me)!
Date: 23rd March, 2018
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