Antony Antorkas BSc (Hons)
Antony gained a degree in Finance, Money & Banking and was awarded with the Ede & Ravenscroft Award for Academic Excellence.
When presenting the award, James Caan from BBC’s Dragon’s Den congratulated Antony on his outstanding achievement and referred to him as a ‘Star for the Future’.
From a young age Antony has been involved in running his family’s businesses in a variety of industries including restaurants and property rental, with his most recent project being in property development. Antony leads many of the firm’s business and asset sale negotiations and excels in realising value in businesses.
Antony is a passionate and life-long Norwich City supporter and enjoys watching the Canaries play whenever he can. Despite not being selected for the Norwich first-11 (yet – there’s still time!), he continues to turn out regularly for his local 5-a-side team in Great Yarmouth.
Antony is also a keen shot and enjoys clay pigeon shooting. As a junior he represented Norfolk on numerous occasions, travelling the country to compete in major events.
Antony is fluent in Greek and enjoys regular trips to visit family in Greece and Cyprus.
Antony drives the firm’s business development and specialises in helping directors to negotiate personal guarantees.
Nick Cusack MIPA MABRP
Nick is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and heads up our Portsmouth office. Nick joined Parker Andrews in 2015.
Nick has worked across the profession in a number of roles since the early 2000s, initially in a “Big 4” practice in central London and in more dynamic and boutique practices throughout Yorkshire and Hampshire. He passed the JIEB examinations, those required to be able to seek authority to become a licensed appointment-taker, at the first time of asking in 2014.
Over the years, Nick has accumulated a broad base of experience in the issues facing a number of industry sectors, with particular emphasis on construction, retail, IT, catering and manufacturing. Alongside this, Nick has had experience of the problems facing some more specialist businesses, including a multi-acre chemical works site, production of paint, a retailer of firearms, sports clubs and a Trout farm. Nick is therefore well-placed to assist on any business situation, no matter how specialised the case may be!
Outside of the office, Nick enjoys keeping fit and ran the London Marathon in 2016 for charity and will be challenging himself by tackling his first Ultra Marathon and Triathlon in the near future. Nick is a dedicated sports fan, playing golf to a respectable level and enjoys watching any kind of football. Nick can read, write and speak fluent German.
Nick is also a volunteer Business Adviser for Young Enterprise in the Portsmouth & Solent area.
David Perkins MABRP
David’s insolvency career commenced at the age of 18 working as a junior administrator for a firm in his home town after completing his A-levels.
He went on to obtain the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency qualification (winning the second prize nationally) and subsequently became a fully qualified insolvency practitioner in 2011.
He has worked for both large and small firms gaining extensive experience of the problems faced and solutions required by both small and large businesses, corporate and personal. He has implemented solutions for a wide range of businesses including a holiday tour operator, an aircraft manufacturing and maintenance business, food retailers and construction companies. He has gained extensive experience of property issues, particularly when handling the LPA Receivership of 16 properties for a High Street bank. He has also dealt with numerous solvent liquidations, sometimes for high profile clients, culminating in the tax efficient return of millions of pounds to shareholders.
Outside of work, David is a keen bell ringer and member of a Cathedral team in this regard. He has travelled all over the country ringing the bells in hundreds of different churches. He also enjoys spending time with friends & family, travelling abroad and music.
David is one of the firm’s licensed insolvency practitioners and continues to be passionate about finding solutions to the problems of struggling businesses. He believes in a friendly, open and pragmatic approach, including discussion of all potential issues before clients commit to a formal rescue or insolvency procedure.
Dinesh Mapara FCA, FIPA, FABRP
Dinesh is an Insolvency Practitioner (non-appointment taking) with over 40 years of experience.
Dinesh started his accountancy and insolvency career in 1970 with Bernard Philips & Co, who were at the time one of the pioneers of the insolvency industry in the UK. Dinesh qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1978 and became an Insolvency Practitioner in 1986 when the Insolvency Act came into force. He has worked in senior positions for several top 10 firms. Dinesh joined the Parker Andrews team in 2016.
During his long career Dinesh has work on over 10,000 insolvency cases ranging from Administrations of Blue-Chip companies to Liquidations of owner managed SME’s. At one stage of his career Dinesh was supervisor of 1,400 IVA’s!
Dinesh is responsible for training and development of staff as well as advising clients in all areas of insolvency.
Dinesh is a fellow of the Insolvency Practitioner Association, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & wales and the Association of Business Recovery professionals.
In his spare time, Dinesh is chairman and coach of a local Badminton club for 7-16 Year olds and is a keen golfer. Dinesh is fluent in Gujarati and Hindi.
After studying for her A Levels in Sociology, Law and English Literature at Norwich City College, Grace worked in a customer service role before joining Parker Andrews in 2011.
Grace joined the corporate team as a Trainee Administrator dealing mainly with Insolvent Liquidations and Administrations.
She went on to progress throughout the business, taking on both corporate and personal insolvency work.
In 2014 Grace passed the CPI insolvency exam and was also successful in winning the “Rising Star” award at the Insolvency & Rescue Awards, beating tough competition from many large national and international firms.
Since receiving her accolade Grace has recently been promoted and is now an Insolvency Manager in our Norwich Office. Her role sees her overseeing a large team and working on all aspects of Insolvency cases and non-formal advisory cases.
In the near future, Grace is hoping to study for the JIEB Insolvency exam to become an Insolvency Practitioner.
In her spare time Grace enjoys baking, travelling and socialising with friends.