Established boutique firm with a
personable, pragmatic approach to best
manage distress situations


Greg – Greg Whitehead, Northpoint Chartered Certified Accountant, a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and a Fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals

Greg Whitehead - Director

Greg is a Chartered Certified Accountant, a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and a Fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals. He has 30 years standing in his specialist field.

Greg began his career from school at local accountants Ryecroft Glenton (RG). He recalls gaining invaluable experience in incomplete records, by hand, accounts preparation, before computers took over.

He moved to KPMG in 1990 and was introduced to Corporate Recovery and Insolvency work.

In 1995 he joined Deloitte, progressing to senior management. His work, across the UK, was focused on independent business reviews and monitoring assignments for Banks, as well as managing formal insolvency cases.

In 2004 Greg formed Northpoint to provide advice and solutions to North East businesses, although he also works further afield.

Greg lives at the coast and is married with a young family. His interests are football, rugby and, more recently, golf.

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Linda Farish is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner working mainly with owner managed businesses in distress situations.

Linda Farish - Consultant

Linda is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner working with owner managed businesses in distress situations.

She has been involved in the insolvency sector for over 25 years, initially with a Big 4 practice and subsequently regional practices.

Whilst the turnaround of a business is her priority, when this is not possible she advises on the best insolvency solution.

R3 is a trade body representing insolvency practitioners. Linda is past Chair for R3 NE Region and was part of R3’s Council and Small Practitioner Group.

Linda loves to travel but closer to home can be found trekking fields with her dog, Logan, watching rugby or singing in her local community choir. She also loves spending time with family and friends.

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Rita Escott - Office Management and Case Administration

Rita began her career in administration in Estate Agency before a senior PA role for Venture Capitalist 3i plc in the 90s.

After a break to raise her children she returned to work with a national insolvency firm setting up a new branch. After 8 years Rita joined Northpoint in 2015 as Cashier as well as office administrator, and is now involved in case administration.

Away from work Rita enjoys visits to Cambridge and Edinburgh, which became favourite places during the time her children were at university. Weekends are spent walking as well as enjoying cooking and gardening.


Rachel Bryant - Manager

Rachel has 25 years experience across all insolvency matters, is a qualified accountant and Insolvency Practitioner. Her services are provided on an outsourced basis through Evolve IS, a leading outsourcing provider.

Rachel assists with our case closures, employee claims and pension matters. She has 2 children who keep her busy by taking them to swimming pools all over the country for their Water Polo training.

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