Wigan based Focus Insolvency Group are proud to announce that Insolvency Manager Natalie Hughes has passed the JIEB (Joint Insolvency Examination Board) examinations qualifying her as a fully licensed Insolvency Practitioner.

The exam results, which were published by the insolvency regulatory body R3 on March 1st this year, mark the culmination for Natalie of many years of experience in the insolvency industry and many months of intense study.

The JIEB examinations are a set of 3 papers sat over 3 days held once a year in November. The three papers encompass all the areas of insolvency including Liquidations, Administrations, Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVA’s), Receiverships and Personal Insolvency and include a mixture of written and numerical questions based on practical insolvency issues. They are known throughout the industry as an enormously challenging experience.

Natalie commented on her success, “I am so relieved to have passed the JIEB. It has been my ambition to qualify as an IP for many years and I am glad to say the last 12 months hard work, long days of studying and lack of social life has paid off!

“Anthony has been extremely supportive throughout and I have to say I was very glad to be able to tell him that I had passed first time. I am now looking forward to taking appointments as a Licensed IP and also the new challenges ahead helping to expand the business and creating new opportunities.”

The examination is considered of the highest professional standard and requires candidates to demonstrate not only extensive technical and working knowledge of the industry, incorporating a familiarity with accountancy principles, tax legislation, company and employment law and litigation matters, but also to display a high level of trust and integrity and the ability to manage the day to day demands of being an insolvency practitioner.

Anthony Fisher, Managing Director of Focus Insolvency Group comments, “Natalie has been with me from the very early days and has been key to the success of Focus Insolvency Group over the years. She has dealt with a wide range of insolvency cases from small consumer Voluntary Arrangements to Pre Pack Administrations, which gave her good grounding and experience to pass these challenging exams first time. Natalie will be joining the board of directors over these next few months and taking Insolvency appointments along with myself and Gary Birchall. Natalie has exciting and challenging times ahead as we press on with our extensive expansion plans and growth.”