We make no apologies for being a small practice. This enables us to maintain close and direct contact with the people we advise. When you contact us you will speak to one of the following:
Ian Williamson – Partner
Ian qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 and has specialised in advising individuals and companies on debt and recovery since then. He obtained his licence to act as an Insolvency Practitioner in 1989. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Association of Business Recovery Professionals. He also co-founded CAMIAD, the Campaign for Awareness of Mental Illness among Debtors, which runs courses for professionals highlighting links between debt and mental illness.
As the partner and licence holder Ian is closely involved personally in all appointments. Over many years he has advised many owner/managed companies and individuals and helped them to recover from financial difficulties.
He worked for a medium sized firm of chartered accountants in Manchester for eleven years before leaving to found Campbell Crossley & Davis in 1994. He lives in Culcheth.
Ian is a season ticket holder at Everton and likes to keep fit by jogging.
Chris Brindle – Case Manager
Chris is a Licenced Insolvency Practitioner (Corporate) and has worked in insolvency and business recovery since 2007. After joining Campbell, Crossley & Davis as a manager in October 2011 he passed his ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency and his JIEB Corporate Exams. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Association of Business Recovery Professionals.
Over the years Chris has advised companies and individuals on varying insolvency and business recovery related matters and his extensive industry knowledge and experience enables him to provide competent advice regardless of the size and complexity of the particular case.
Outside of work Chris was a keen footballer but nowadays finds himself watching football more than actually playing. He is also Assistant Manager of Poulton Town Youth Football Team.
Francesca Vivace – Case Manager
Francesca has worked at Campbell Crossley & Davis since July 2012. Before that she studied Geography at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and worked in her family’s business.
Since working in insolvency and business recovery, she has obtained an AAT Diploma in Accounting and ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency. She is currently studying for her JIEB exams with a view to qualifying as an Insolvency Practitioner. She is also a student member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Association of Business Recovery Professionals.
Francesca has dealt with a wide range of different insolvency assignments since joining the firm and enjoys working with clients to help them find the best solution for their situation.
In her free time, Francesca travels to the south of Italy as much as possible to see her family and enjoys eating out and trying new cuisines.
Sandra Sumner – Case Administrator
Sandra has worked for Campbell Crossley and Davis since March 2011 as a case administrator. Previously Sandra worked for an airline as a member of cabin crew, flying to many destinations.
She has attended numerous courses on corporate and personal insolvency.
Sandra likes to keep fit at her local gym and plays badminton with her husband and friends.
Sarah McGovern – Cashier
Sarah McGovern has worked at Campbell, Crossley & Davis since 2007. In 2010 she completed her AAT Level 4 qualification. Prior to this she completed a History Degree at the University of Hull and has worked in local government.
She enjoys practising yoga and also works part time as a yoga teacher
Jim Baker – Business Development Manager
Jim Baker is the firm’s Business Development Consultant. With a sales, marketing and business development background in both corporate and professional sectors, Jim has a wealth of experience in customer/client care.
In his free time, Jim likes to relax with his family, listen to live music and enjoy good food and wine.