About Us

HBG are a trusted respected Practice with over 60 years combined experience in both company & personal insolvency, business & property sales and financial advise. We provide free confidential, independent advice for companies and individuals throughout the UK.

We understand the day to day difficulties businesses in the UK are facing. If you are struggling, then it is important to act fast.  The sooner you start to address the problems the better, as this may mean more options are available to you. We will advise & support you throughout the whole process, offering a personal service that will provide the best tailored solution for you and your business.

We listen to your problems, relieve your worries and restore clarity and confidence for a positive future.


By contacting HBG today you have done the hardest part.  Our experienced team of Insolvency Practitioners are on hand to provide you with all of the options available to you or your business.

  • 100% Confidential
  • Free initial advice
  • No obligation to commit
  • Total clarity from day one
  • Experienced team


John Waller

Founding Principle of HBG, John has been in Corporate Recovery & Turnaround since joining Arthur Young McClelland Moore (now known as Ernst & Young) in 1980.  Having worked in China, Hong Kong, Dubai, Portugal & Turkey assisting distressed companies, John has a wealth of experience in helping and supporting distressed businesses, with the emphasis on empathy and deliver-ability to client’s needs.

Outside of work John is a strong family man who enjoys fine wines & foods.  He is a big follower of Formula One.

Stuart Kelly

Stuart Kelly, an accountant and licenced insolvency practitioner. Having spent nearly 15 years working at global top 4 accountancy firms, Ernst & Young and Deloitte & Touche, Stuart has a wealth of experience in insolvency and related services, advising both businesses and individuals on the right solutions for their financial problems.

Jonathan Waller

Jonathan, Director at HBG has lived and breathed insolvency from a young age and has spent the last 10 years helping businesses and business owners through difficult times. Over those years he has gained a vast knowledge of insolvency and finance.

Outside of work Jonathan is a lover of the Outdoors, including Motorsport, Sailing and Clay Shooting.

Matthew Waller

Matthew, our Business Development Executive has recently graduated from Edge Hill University with a degree in Business Management. Currently training to become an Insolvency Practitioner, Matthew would love to follow in his father’s footsteps and run his own firm one day.

In his spare time Matthew enjoys sailing and in the Summer can be found most weekends clay shooting at his local shoot.  He also has a keen interest in cars and restoring older cars to their former glory.

Ellie Jones

Stephen Clark

John-Paul Lander

John-Paul Lander, an Accountant and Insolvency Manager. With over 8 years Corporate and Personal Insolvency experience, having previously worked at MCR Manchester, Duff & Phelps and Marshall Peters Limited, John-Paul has extensive experience within the Insolvency industry.

In his spare time, John-Paul attempts to stay young through Golf, 5-a-side football and is keen runner who attends Preston Parkrun each Saturday morning.