Opus Non–Executive Chairman – Tim Trotter
As part of our development, we have recognised the importance of strong corporate governance to ensure that we remain committed to our core values and our philosophy of being open and honest, while acting with integrity at all times.
A key element in this governance strategy was the appointment of a Non-Executive Chairman, not from the restructuring arena but someone with experience of building businesses in a manner culturally aligned with our values. We are delighted with the appointment of Tim Trotter who fulfils that role for us, attending our monthly Board Meetings and assisting us in all areas of development and strategy.
Tim is a successful entrepreneur with over thirty years’ experience in business, marketing and financial services. He has a wide variety of international interests, which include both public and private companies. He is currently Chairman of Glenfern, The SR Group, Alantra, bfinance, FCBI and a Senior Adviser to Baird Capital Partners Europe. He is also a co-founder of Citywire.
Alpha FMC, PEI Media, Luther Pendragon, Bluefin and Marks Sattin have been other successful business interests. Prior to this, Tim was founder, Chairman and Chief Executive of Ludgate Group, the international public and investor relations consultancy. He established operations in London, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and New York and developed a joint venture in India. He was also responsible for the successful introduction of two leading venture capitalists to the business – Cinven and Baird. Tim later initiated and implemented the sale of Ludgate to Interpublic.
All Partners and Directors engaged in Insolvency matters are authorised by their respective Recognised Professional Body in respect of their role as Insolvency Practitioners:
Trevor Binyon and David Birne are authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Stephen Berry, David Butler, Stella Davis, Tim Dolder, Allister Manson, Steve Parker, Jo Rolls, Gareth Wilcox and Colin Wilson are authorised by the Insolvency Practitioners Association.
Steve Parker and Jo Rolls are licensed in Qatar to act as Insolvency Practitioners by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority.
When acting as Administrators or Administrative Receivers, the appointment-taker acts as agent for the relevant company and contracts without personal liability.
Financial Conduct Authority
We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
If you have any concerns or complaints in respect of our dealings you should contact:
The Financial Ombudsman Service
London E14 9SR
Professional Indemnity Insurers
Our professional indemnity insurers are QBE UK Limited, who provide cover both in the United Kingdom and in Qatar. They can be contacted via our insurance brokers:
Jo Rolls is Head of Compliance at Opus. We have internal Office Procedural Policies that our employees sign up to and we provide them with Technical Updates and regular training.
Our Office Procedural Policies are guidance notes issued to Partners, Directors and all employees with a view to maintaining standards by setting out required best practice and harmonising and creating consistency in how we approach the work we undertake.
Technical Updates are issued under our internal training procedures in order to make Partners, Directors and all employees aware of any changes in Legislation and/or Best Practice.
We hold monthly training sessions at which attendance of Partners, Directors and all employees is compulsory where there is an ongoing professional education development program designed to be current and relevant in the fast pace and changing restructuring arena.
We operate an internal complaints procedure.
Any comments or complaints should be directed to the lead Partner for the relevant case in the first instance at Opus Business Services Group, Evergreen House North, Grafton Place, Euston, London NW1 2DX. If you do not receive a satisfactory response, please contact Jo Rolls our Compliance Partner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If no satisfactory response is received, you may be able to make a complaint to the Insolvency Service by email to; email@example.com or in writing to: The Insolvency Service, IP Complaints, 3rd Floor, 1 City Walk, Leeds LS11 9DA or by telephone on 0300 678 0015 where calls are charged in line with your usual phone tariff. Should you require more information, the website address is; http://www.bis.gov.uk/insolvency/contact-us/IP-Complaints-Gateway.
Bribery Act 2010
A bribe is an inducement or reward offered, promised or provided in order to gain any commercial, contractual, regulatory or personal advantage.
Opus is committed to applying the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in its business activities. Every employee and individual acting on Opus’s behalf is responsible for maintaining Opus’s reputation and for conducting Opus’s business honestly and professionally.
At Opus we take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and observe the highest standards of impartiality, integrity and objectivity. In this regard, we prohibit anyone acting on Opus’s behalf from:
- Bribing another person;
- Accepting a bribe;
- Bribing a foreign public official; and
- Condoning the offering of or accepting bribes.
At Opus we will avoid conducting business with others who do not accept our values and who may harm our reputation. We will investigate all instances of alleged bribery, and will assist the police and other authorities when appropriate.
Our Group Divisions
Opus Restructuring & Insolvency
- Recovery & insolvency services
- Corporate simplification
- Creditor services
Opus Hyde House – Corporate Finance
- Sales & acquisitions
- Corporate finance
- Lead advisory
Opus Pear Tree – Forensic Accounting
- Employee fraud investigations
- Corruption, bribery & remediation
- Tax dispute resolution
- M&A integrity due diligence
- Corporate intelligence
- Intellectual property infringement & royalty fraud
- Media rebate contract compliance
Opus Business Advisory & Turnaround
- Business finance
- Business growth
- Company turnaround
- Private equity fund
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Opus Restructuring & Insolvency is a trading name for Opus Restructuring LLP. Opus Restructuring LLP (OC 381479) is registered in England and Wales under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000 as a Limited Liability Partnership.
Opus Hyde House LLP (OC 328572) is registered in England and Wales under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000 as a Limited Liability Partnership.
Opus Pear Tree Limited (10859550) is registered in England and Wales.
Opus Equity Limited (o9048583) is registered in England and Wales.
The Registered office for all entities is 109 Gloucester Place London, W1U 6JW.
A list of members and directors is open to inspection at this address.