The Team

The Directors

Martin Smith

Martin has approaching 40 years’ experience, the first 12 years of which were with a ‘Big Four’ firm, and latterly as a Partner in Dains LLP, before establishing Dains Business Recovery Limited in 2016. Martin held the role of Senior Partner whilst at Dains LLP.

He has experience in dealing with all types of businesses and individuals in financial difficulty, with the emphasis being on turning businesses around to preserve a going concern and to maintain jobs. Sometimes however, the business can’t be saved, in which case the right advice is given to the client and any insolvency proceeding handled in a sensitive way.

In his spare time Martin is involved with a number of local charities and enjoys walking and travel.

Nicki Meadows

Nicki joined Dains in 1996 and spent 13 years as a Partner in the main practice, before the establishment of Dains Business Recovery Limited. Nicki has over 25 years of experience advising both businesses and individuals. Whilst working in the main practice Nicki held the role of Office Partner.

A qualified accountant and licensed insolvency practitioner, Nicki builds a rapport with her clients to advise them of the best solution for them or their business. This may be through a formal procedure or simply providing a thorough understanding of the options available and factors to be considered.

In addition to dealing with Insolvent companies, Nicki regularly assists shareholders of solvent companies to maximise their return from their business through the MVL procedure.

Outside of DBR, Nicki has a young family which keeps her busy and previous achievements include being a finalist in the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) in the Finance sector.

The Senior Managers

Rashpal Sandhu

Rashpal is responsible for assisting individuals facing personal debt problems and advising them on the best options available to them. He also advises creditors on the options available to them when their customers or debtors enter an insolvency procedure.

A full and frank assessment is made of the individual’s financial circumstances. The appropriate recommendation is made, be it, a Debt Management Plan, an Individual Voluntary Arrangement, or as a last resort, bankruptcy.

In his spare time, Rashpal is Chairman and Treasurer of a youth football club in Derby and Treasurer and committee member of a national Asian football organisation. He is also an ardent and life-long Liverpool fan.

Tracey O’Hare

Tracey can provide advice on all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency matters. Tracey has worked in an insolvency background since 1985 and began her career with the Official Receiver’s Office, before moving into practice.

Tracey offers support through many insolvency procedures especially at a time when your financial affairs appear daunting and emotionally draining.

In her spare time Tracey enjoys walking and is an avid reader.