Meet the Team

Kevin holds a practising certificate with, and is a Fellow of, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He is also a licensed appointment taking Insolvency Practitioner, authorised by the Insolvency Practitioners Association, is a committee member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals and holds a degree in Geography.


Prior to establishing ELS Advisory, Kevin spent 16 years in national and international accountancy firms, providing advisory, restructuring and insolvency services to individuals and corporates. 


Kevin has experience across a vast number of sectors including mining, retail, automotive, manufacturing, IT and financial service institutions. This experience includes trading businesses that have been in formal insolvency procedures.



Owner and Director

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Stephen Perry holds a degree in Law from Leeds University, is a fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, a Chartered Global Management Accountant and a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute. 


Stephen’s background includes 20 years post qualification experience as a professional accountant including in ‘big 4’ accountancy practices as a Forensic Accountant, in practice as a Loss Adjuster and in senior finance roles as Finance Director and Non-Executive Director, both permanent and interim, across a range of sectors including IT, Telecoms, Healthcare, Housing and Construction, in privately owned, private equity backed and charitable organisations.


Stephen holds a professional qualification as a Prince 2 (Project Management) Practitioner, is a professional trainer on fraud awareness and a writer on insurance, finance and business issues in the small business and charity fields.


Stephen’s Non-Executive Director experience includes 8 years as an independent director and Vice Chair at a £20m turnover housing business, as the Treasurer of a First World War commemoration charity and as a Trustee of the Association of Chairs.




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Donna joined the ELS team as a full time manager in June 2019.


Donna joined the insolvency department of a large international accountancy firm in 1997 and has continued to work within the insolvency and restructuring world ever since.


Donna has various accountancy and insolvency qualifications and has worked within accountancy and legal practices.  Her experience in dealing with a varied number of different businesses including hotel chains, engineering firms, retail suppliers and construction companies has provided her with a wealth of knowledge financially, directionally and operationally.

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BA (Hons)

Office Manager

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Katy has been employed by ELS Advisory Ltd since 2016 and primarily manages the formal insolvency portfolio and general office. 


Katy holds a degree in business management and has worked in various banking roles for over 15 years, latterly being part of Lloyds Banking Group's internal finance team.

Working in the role of Finance Consultant, Katy has developed a strong skillset in managing month end processes, forecasting, budget management, business analysis and financial reporting.


Katy is familiar with cloud technology and web-based accountancy services and is currently studying towards AAT Level 3. 

© 2017 by ELS Advisory Limited. 


ELS, ELS Advisory and ELS Recovery are trading names of ELS Advisory Limited, a limited company registered in England and Wales under number 9993393.

The registered office is at 3 New Street, York, YO1 8RA

VAT registration number 233 8588 81. Kevin Brown and ELS Advisory Limited are registered under the Data Protection Act - registration numbers ZA230790 and ZA206576 .

Kevin Brown is a practising certificate member of ACCA.

Kevin Brown is licensed in the United Kingdom to act as an Insolvency Practitioner by the Insolvency Practitioners Association.