Group simplification

This webinar gives you the opportunity to hear from our experts who explore how you can simplify and streamline your group structure:

  • Understand how you create a target operational structure to optimise your business, removing drains on time and cost.
  • Learn what the different solvent restructuring processes are to achieve this, with pros and cons of each
  • Identify common pitfalls to avoid when transferring trade and assets around a group and how to mitigate risk
  • Find out how the process can be effectively project managed, key dependencies and timeframes


Lynne Blakey Advisory consulting
Director, Advisory Consulting

Lynne Blakey

Advisory consulting

Lynne combines 20 years’ experience in practice across restructuring, advisory, audit, risk and internal audit, with 4 years industry experience, working as a Finance Director in a fast paced business environment.

Through her time in at KPMG, she supported clients with a wide spectrum of projects including turnaround, cash flow management performance improvement, accelerated sale processes, business planning, strategic risk and process/control improvement.

Her industry experience saw her working as Finance Director for a high growth business operating across multiple sectors. This experience provides Lynne with commercial acumen and a good understanding of the challenges businesses face on a day to day basis.

Throughout her career, Lynne has worked across a wide variety of businesses in terms of both business size and sector with specialisms in hospitality, retail, construction and manufacturing.

Adam Stephens Restructuring and recovery services
Partner, Restructuring and recovery

Adam Stephens

Restructuring and recovery services

Adam has circa 20 years of restructuring and insolvency experience, acting as an appointment-taking insolvency practitioner since 2010. Adam’s specialisms have included not-for-profit, pension, retail and financial sector assignments, as well as complex and sometimes international insolvencies involving asset tracing.

He was previously seconded to the Serious Fraud Office. Has acted as interim manager under charity act legislation, receiver under proceeds of crime legislation and acted as liquidator in a number of overseas jurisdictions.

He also leads our work on employer covenant assessments relating to defined benefit pension schemes.

Alistair Shaw
Partner, Corporation Tax, Business Tax

Alistair Shaw

Business tax

Alistair works with a range of businesses from small start-ups to large privately owned or publicly listed complex businesses. He also regularly works with businesses carrying out transactions or as they prepare for an exit/IPO. Alistair can introduce you to and then oversee the provision of services from other specialist tax advisors within our firm, to the extent required.

Alistair joined Evelyn Partners (formerly Smith & Williamson) in 2017 from EY, having worked in their mid-market team for 10 years. Prior to EY, Alistair worked for PWC, again in their mid-market tax team.

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Time & Location

12:00 - 12:45 GMT

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