Hasib Howlader – Director
Hasib is a licensed insolvency practitioner, chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser (a rare breed!). He has a wealth of experience in all financial matters, having cut his teeth at both UBS and PricewaterhouseCoopers before moving to direct his own Chartered Accountancy practice where he has overseen exceptional business development.
The breadth of his specialisms, as well as his business experience, makes his insolvency advice extremely valuable when dealing with liquidation matters.
Hasib loves the piano and Tottenham Hotspur, where he holds a season ticket.
Kevin Weir – Consultant
Kevin is one of the co-founders of Hudson Weir Limited. He began his insolvency career as a receivership manager with a leading national insolvency firm in 1991. His skill set is diverse, having qualified as an Insolvency Practitioner in 2004 and also qualifying as a Chartered Tax Adviser – positioning him well for all manner of insolvency queries.
Kevin’s experience of setting up a number of new businesses gives him an exceptional grasp of all company matters, with particular expertise in business restructuring.
Nick Stratten – Senior Manager
Having worked in insolvency since 2002, Nick has experience of both personal and corporate insolvency including LPA Receiverships. Nick works with a great team who are motivated to provide progressive solutions to all insolvency and restructuring projects.
Nick is a qualified insolvency practitioner and likes to take a pragmatic approach to complex problems.
Claire Howell – Senior Manager
Claire started working in Insolvency in 2009 in a small boutique London firm. She continued in that role for seven years, before moving on to to a mid-tier firm as an assistant manager; running a team which worked across all Insolvency Sectors. She successfully passed the JIEB exams in 2019 on her first sitting. Following this she spent 3 months with Begbies Traynor, before joining Hudson Weir as a senior manager in November 2019.
Claire is personable and responsive and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team.
Rudi Nell – Director of Operations and Business Development
Rudi has recently moved to the UK from his home in South Africa where he ran several successful business ventures in security, forensics, investigations and Investments.
Rudi was the youngest student selected to attend South Africa’s top business school where he achieved various advanced marketing and management qualifications. Following his education Rudi went on to set up his own security business, tendering for large government contracts and private security work. Running his own firm gave Rudi significant experience in project management, operations and cash flow management and provides him with insight when discussing company affairs with potential clients.
Katie Baldwin – Assistant Manager
Katie began her insolvency career in 2012 as a cashier in a global US Consultancy Firm before moving into corporate restructuring. After spending 7 and a half years’ working on trading administrations, administrations, liquidations, voluntary arrangements and bankruptcies, she now has a broad experience in various aspects of insolvency, including compliance and proposes to sit her Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency exam this year.
Katie is always approachable and friendly, able to give practical advice and manage all different types of stakeholders who are involved in the insolvency process.
Katie joined Hudson Weir mid-2019. She has immediately integrated and is already an integral part of the team.
She enjoys travelling and exploring nature.
Aron Williams – Senior Administrator
Aron started his career in insolvency in 2012 with a top-tier firm, where he worked until joining the Hudson Weir team in March 2020. He has experience with a varied caseload, of both corporate and personal cases, with exceptional knowledge in investigations.
Aron completed his CPI in 2017, and is looking to complete his ACCA studies in the next couple of years. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the team.
Outside of work, Aron enjoys riding his motorbike, playing / watching rugby and football, and reading. He is a regular winner at our team quiz nights!
Alexandra Nastase – Administrator
Alexandra moved recently from Romania where she studied Law at the University of Bucharest. Following her Bachelor Degree in Law, Alexandra got her Master’s Degree in Judicial Career at the same university. Her Law background is an asset in understanding the different layers of insolvency. Alexandra is well focused and does not hesitate to explore beyond her comfort zone. She joined Hudson Weir in August 2019 and is already an integral part of the team.
Alexandra’s perfect weekend is attending a concert while on a quick getaway in some other part of the world, but she will not say no to a night in making a pancake tower for her family and friends. Alexandra is also passionate about art museums. Occasionally she even takes out the easel, canvas and oil colours and creates some.
Abigail Goldblatt – Administrator
Abigail has brought a variety of skills and experience to the Hudson Weir team, having previously worked as both a corporate tax analyst at Deloitte and as a secondary school Science/Maths teacher. She combines a diligent, pragmatic approach with a friendly and responsive attitude to supporting clients. In her spare time, Abigail enjoys cooking meals with friends and painting whilst listening to jazz music.
Chloe Williams – Administrator
Chloe joined Hudson Weir in April 2020 after gaining 3 years of experience in a mid-tier firm. She has integrated excellently into the team, despite joining remotely! During her career so far, Chloe has managed large caseloads and runs CVLs and MVLs from cradle to grave. She has a calm and pragmatic approach and is always keen to find the best solution in every case.
Chloe enjoys traveling and exploring new places. She always welcomes a new challenge, completing the London half marathon and the 3 peaks in 3 days challenge in 2019. Chloe has a passion for music and will regularly be seen at a local metal gig!
Lauren Baldwin – Personal Assistant, Office Manager & Cashier
Lauren joined the Hudson Weir team in 2019 after gaining three years’ experience as a cashier at a global US Consultancy Firm. She has developed strong relationships with various banks and financial institutions and her experience lends to her a detailed understanding of the banking system and its intricacies. Lauren applies her methodical and logical approach to all her endeavours (including her passion of events planning) to ensure that the product of her labour is of the highest quality. Lauren looks forward to expanding her career within her various roles and becoming an asset to the team.
Lauren enjoys cooking and dining out.
Roland Emődi – Business Development Consultant
Roland joined Hudson Weir after working as a trainee accountant at a renowned accountancy practice in London. Roland attended the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the Babeș-Bolyai University and has a degree in accounting and a Masters in Audit. Roland therefore brings a wealth of accounting knowledge to Hudson Weir.
Roland’s experience affords him a confident approach when reviewing accounts and dealing with financial matters especially tax matters and communicating with HMRC. Roland is fluent in English, Hungarian and Romanian and in the process of learning German allowing him to engage with directors where English is not their first language. Roland is therefore a welcome addition to the team where he focuses on MVLs, client care and business development.
Roland enjoys long road trips with family and friends, going to late night gym sessions and “conquering” the kitchen where he is always experimenting with new recipes.
Michael Sandor – Business Development Consultant
Michael was the first addition to Hudson Weir’s Romanian office in November 2017. Michael graduated Business School in Cluj-Napoca in 2015. Due to his father’s early retirement, Michael was required to take over the family business, managing a transport company with over 20 employees gaining hands-on experience dealing with customers, suppliers and keeping on top of the company’s financial affairs. Michael is therefore well placed to understand the challenges most SME’s face day to day.
Michael works closely with Hudson Weir management and focuses on Members Voluntary Liquidations and Business Development.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys playing tennis and socialising with friends.
Daria Parol – Business Development Consultant
Daria joined Hudson Weir in July 2019 as a business development consultant. Previously she worked as a communication specialist providing speech therapy services for Polish clients in London.
Daria studied at Marie Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland, where she gained her Masters degree in Speech Therapy and later moved to London in 2014. During her time working as a communication specialist she used her strong organisational skills to manage a large group of Polish clients. This makes her well suited for her current role, where she is helping to grow Hudson Weir’s customer base and manage their existing clients.
In her spare time she enjoys watching forensic documentaries, travelling to different places, and discovering new foods.
Syed Abir – Business Development Consultant
Abir moved to the UK in 2017 having previously worked as an Architect back in Bangladesh. He graduated in 2015 from the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences of the prestigious North South University in Dhaka.
He was head hunted for his current role for having experience with handling clients and suppliers and for his strong communication and presentation skills. He is detail oriented and an excellent problem solver.
He loves travelling and has a keen interest in history and indigenous construction. In his leisure, he reads books and maintains a travel photography blog.