About
Currie Young

Meet the team

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working together to achieve the best results

Steve is a founder and Director of Currie Young Limited with over 20 years' experience in insolvency. Having grown up in Stoke-on-Trent he trained at KPMG before moving on to further his career which includes a period as a secondee to a major bank during the crash of 2007. He returned to Stoke in 2008 and teamed up with Bob Young at Begbies Traynor LLP, eventually acquiring their Stoke-on-Trent office and incorporating Currie Young Limited.

Steve’s passion is rugby and he played over 500 games for Stoke-on-Trent RUFC 1st XV before retiring in 2014 so it is no surprise that he believes in working together to achieve the best results.

Steve believes in giving simple, clear and honest advice even if this means that his services can be avoided. To speak to Steve or one of his team call Currie Young on 01782 394500.

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a reputation for no nonsense advice

Lee has over 30 years' experience across a variety of business sectors and industries, dealing in both personal and corporate insolvency. Having started his career with KPMG in 1985, he latterly went on to work for Begbies Traynor LLP in 2012. He has a reputation for providing no nonsense advice to individuals and businesses experiencing financial difficulties, putting forward commercial solutions in challenging financial circumstances.

Lee specialises in all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency, from administrations to owner manager businesses and bankruptcies/individual voluntary arrangements. He approaches all tasks with the same pro-active style, seeking the best financial solution for the benefit of stakeholders, whether involving a formal insolvency appointment or not.

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over 10 years' experience in insolvency

James is a manager at Currie Young with over 10 years' experience in insolvency.

Having grown up in Stoke-on-Trent he started at Begbies Traynor LLP in 2005 where he trained and worked his way up through the ranks.

Following the acquisition of Begbies Traynor LLP by Currie Young he successfully completed his Joint Insolvency Examination Board exams and is now a qualified Insolvency Practitioner.

James’s passion is football having been a season ticket holder at Sunderland AFC for many seasons and never missing a game.

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specialises in investigations, compliance and bankruptcy

Lisa has over 10 years' experience in insolvency.

Having grown up in Stoke-on-Trent, she completed a law degree at Leicester University whilst maintaining her links with her home town. In 2007 she began her career in insolvency with KPMG and by 2009 had achieved a certificate of proficiency.

In 2012, Lisa joined Clough Corporate Solutions in Manchester before being recruited by Begbies Traynor LLP in January 2014.

She undertook the JIEB examinations and qualified as an Insolvency Practitioner in March 2016. Whilst she undertakes and enjoys all forms of insolvency work she specialises in investigations, compliance and bankruptcy.

Her passions include fitness and most recently her miniature poodle, Frankie.

Lisa believes in giving clear and concise advice, whilst considering all the logistics.

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member of the Audit and Governance Committee

Bob started working in the Insolvency field in 1974 where he trained in the DTI's Insolvency Service. Having moved into the private sector in 1989 he spent 10 years at PwC before beginning his own Insolvency Business in 1999 – which he eventually sold to Begbies Traynor LLP plc in 2005. He continued to run the Begbies Stoke office for 10 years during which time he became President of North Staffs Chamber of Commerce and continues to serve the Chamber as a member of General Council and a member of the Audit and Governance Committee.

In 2015 Bob together with Steve Currie purchased the Stoke Office from Begbies Traynor LLP to form Currie Young Ltd.

Bob is married with 4 children and an ever expanding number of grandchildren and lives in Caverswall with his wife Julie and assorted ducks, chickens and dogs! His passions include travel, fell walking and squash.

Currie Young

Currie Young Limited was established by Steve Currie and Bob Young in 2015, following extensive careers as insolvency practitioners with numerous national practices.

Our team has over 100 years' insolvency experience and are dedicated to finding the best possible solution for individuals or businesses experiencing financial problems. We are vastly experienced in a variety of business sectors of all sizes, so whatever your debt problem we are ready to assist.

We believe in working closely with all stakeholders and providing honest, straightforward advice in order to alleviate the stress often felt in situations of financial distress. By taking this approach we will, in our experience, achieve the best possible outcome.

In addition, our professional rates are amongst the lowest in the in insolvency industry, ensuring that the best possible financial advice is affordable. For free no-obligation advice please call Currie Young on 01782 394500.

over 100 years' insolvency experience

01782 394500