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Fully licensed & experienced insolvency team, ready to help.

FD Business Rescue (part of the wider French Duncan family), is a qualified team of accountants, insolvency practitioners and corporate finance experts. We are ready to help you and offer free confidential advice, face-to-face or over the phone.

Our team is not only experienced, we also really care. Firstly, we will carefully get to know you, your business and your situation. Then we will investigate every option available, and discuss each one with you. We’ll ensure that you fully understand what this means to you now and in the future. And finally, our team will provide you a clear path forward – to a brighter future.

To see how we’ve helped businesses just like yours click here to read our case studies. You can read about our senior team below. Want to find out more? Get in touch with FD Business Rescue today for a free, no obligation discussion about your business and how we can help.

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Our team.

Learn a little more about our team below, or get in touch to start a conversation with any of them.
Eileen Blackburn of FD Business Rescue

Eileen Blackburn

Partner

Eileen is a practising Insolvency Practitioner, JIEB qualified with almost 30 years’ experience in Restructuring and Insolvency and a chartered accountant.

Based in Edinburgh, she heads up French Duncan’s Restructuring & Debt Advisory practice and specialises in advising owner managed businesses, corporate and personal. Her experience ranges from multi location retail insolvencies to complex personal cases including appointments over insolvent solicitors’ practices. Included in recent cases is the Administration of a company providing specialist security systems in the Middle East. Another example is the winding up of a company providing innovative, patent-protected water treatment technology to the tertiary/polishing water treatment and reuse market.

Eileen is the immediate past chair of the Scottish Technical Committee of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3). She also sits on R3’s Council and Policy Committee. She represents ICAS on JIEB and sits on the ICAS Authorisation Committee. Eileen has been heavily involved in Scottish Insolvency matters over a number of years and has engaged with the Scottish Government and the Accountant in Bankruptcy on behalf of R3. She continues to work on various issues with R3 in the interests of the ongoing improvement of insolvency regulation.

Brian Milne of FD Business Rescue

Brian Milne

Partner

Brian qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995 and shortly afterwards joined Coopers and Lybrand specialising in business recovery, working throughout the UK. Thereafter, he moved to Deloitte as a Director within its Restructuring Services before joining French Duncan as a Partner in 2012.

Brian takes formal insolvency appointments across a broad spectrum of businesses and provides advice and solutions for individuals with personal debt problems. He also offers advice to distressed businesses and their lenders to assist in turnaround, restructuring and recovery.

Recent assignments have included administration appointments on behalf of secured lenders, liquidations and forensic asset tracing, recovery work in fraud cases and expert witness work in director disqualification actions.

Brian brings an unrivalled wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. He is commercially astute, which means that he always finds the appropriate solution for individuals, businesses and lenders alike.

David McGinness of FD Business Rescue

David McGinness

Director

David joined French Duncan in 2012 following a period as an insolvency consultant for a number of insolvency practices. He has over 10 years experience in insolvency, prior to which, he specialised in credit risk for a large utility company.

David currently manages our Glasgow insolvency team. As a qualified appointment-taking insolvency practitioner, he provides advice to directors, accountants, solicitors and lenders in relation to business turnaround, restructuring and insolvency. David’s specialism is in asset tracing, recovery and sales. He has invaluable knowledge of complex insolvencies in the financial sector, along with experience of post-appointment trading and going concern business sales.

David’s extensive experience allows him to offer a sympathetic approach when discussing individuals’ financial problems. He is known for his commercial approach in corporate insolvencies along with his strong technical knowledge.

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