Welcome to our expanded family of Insolvency Practitioners

K&W Recovery joins forces with the Antony Batty & Co Family. Staff and client service come first in atmosphere of collaboration

From the 1st of June 2021 we are delighted to announce the creation of K&W Recovery Limited (KWR), trading as Antony Batty & Co. Thames Valley. The company is headed up by Licensed Insolvency Practitioner Lawrence King and, from 1st July, Matt Waghorn and specialises in insolvency, recovery and turnaround. They will be operating from two offices – primarily in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, with a satellite office in Reading.

Insolvency Practitioners
Lawrence King, Laura Bedwell, Andy Lloyd, Bethan Bryant, John Kirkpatrick and Denise Hale

Lawrence King takes up the story

“Our new Insolvency Practice, KWR has purchased Critchleys’ Business Recovery and Insolvency Practice as a going concern with all my existing appointments with Critchleys and all of the Team coming with me to our new offices in Milton Park, Abingdon, meaning we’ll be up and running and fully operational straight away.”

Lawrence continues:

“When I first discussed last year my vision of how to run an Insolvency Practice with Matt and our wish to work together on a day-to-day basis, it became quite apparent that our ethos truly was shared in terms of putting both staff and client service first and creating an atmosphere of collaboration.”

The Antony Batty Connection – Shared Vision, Values and Work Ethic

During the early phase of discussions, Lawrence wand Matt were introduced to Antony Batty the founder and MD of Antony Batty and Company LLP.

Antony Batty says:

“It became clear very quickly that we share the same vision, values and work ethic. I welcome Lawrence, Matt and their team into our family and I am very much looking forward to working with them, as we add K&WR’s offices in Abingdon and Reading to the existing ABc offices in London, Bournemouth, Brentwood, Croydon, Salisbury and South West & Wales.”

 Lawrence adds:

“We quickly realised that the benefits of a joint venture with Antony were great. We have decided to trade under the Antony Batty & Co trading style accordingly, with all the advantages that such an arrangement clearly brings. Whilst K&W Recovery is a separate entity to the rest of the Antony Batty & Company family, we look forward to working with and getting to know our new colleagues in London and the various other offices as soon as possible.

The team is strengthened further by John Kirkpatrick, a well-known name in the insolvency industry who joined Antony Batty in June 2020. John will be a main contact, and senior business development manager in the Reading office, and a key part of the new Thames Valley team.

We would like to thank all our introducers of work who have got us both to this point, in particular those professional contacts who have supported, encouraged and indeed acted for us in setting up this exciting new chapter of our lives. We look forward to working with you for many years to come.“

Contact Details for KWR Insolvency Practitioners

In the first instance, please contact Lawrence King by email lawrence@kwr.antonybatty.com or mobile: 07772 239731.

K&W Recovery Limited’s Insolvency Practitioners will be trading from two offices:

(Trading as Antony Batty & Co. Thames Valley)
Innovation Centre

99 Park Drive, Milton Park

Abingdon, OX14 4RY

Tel: 01235 507001

(Trading as Antony Batty & Co. Thames Valley)

R+ Building, 2 Blagrave Street,

Reading,  RG1 1AZ

Tel: 0118 430 0013

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