Birmingham 0121 728 5581

Bristol 0117 332 3844

London 0203 667 8693

Manchester 0161 537 2702

Southampton 0238 235 8122

About us

About us is owned and operated by KH1 Limited. KH1 Limited is a specialist firm of licensed insolvency practitioners who help and assist businesses facing financial problems.

The firm originates from 1992 when David Kirk set up his own practice in Exeter. The name of the business was changed to Kirks in 2013. The firm is still owned by David Kirk and is an independent practice and not part of a national chain. We provide support and advice in rescue, recovery and insolvency.

We have ten experienced members of staff plus support staff. The firm is regulated and authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. We are bonded by Insolvency Risk Services Ltd and have professional indemnity insurance covering all of our work.

Our aim is to put clients first and help them decide on the right options in usually very difficult circumstances. Our experience of having dealt with so many different types of businesses and situations helps us to do this.

David Kirk is a chartered accountant and licensed insolvency practitioner. 

He has been dealing with businesses facing financial problems for more than 25 years and offers a helpful and sympathetic approach to directors and business owners. His aim is to make sure you understand the options and choose the right one for you and your business. 

David is regularly appointed as an administrator and Officer of the Court over companies that need to continue to trade for a short period of time whilst they are sold. 

Qualifications and Authorisation:

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, member number 7793479. 
  • Insolvency licence number 1260.
  • Insolvency Risk Services enabling bond reference 0309/23778728.
  • David is a Fellow Member of R3 the insolvency professional body.

Lisa Thomas is a licensed insolvency practitioner authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. 

She started her career in insolvency in 2002 and qualified in 2009. Lisa deals with a wide range of businesses and is very good at investigating and progressing insolvency assignments. 

Qualifications and Authorisation:

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, member number 2032272. 
  • Insolvency service licence number 9704.
  • Marsh enabling bond reference QBE 022422.

David and Lisa will travel to meet clients and cover all of England and Wales. 

Our first question to you will always be “What do you want to achieve?”, your answer may be:

– to try and save your business or,
– just to help with an organised closing down or,
– to find a buyer to save some of the staff.

If you have any questions please feel free to call us. We do not make any charge for an initial meeting or telephone conversation.

David Kirk ACA FABRP

David Kirk

David Kirk is a Chartered Accountant and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner.
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Lisa Thomas ACA FABRP

Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Business Recovery
"We were cornered and thought it was the end of the business after 20 years but he got us out of it."
Lynne Firman of Just Beds Ltd
Business Rescue
"David Kirk helped us with an Administration to rescue the business. He did exactly what he said he would do. It has worked out very well."
Chris Pratt of Elecsis Ltd
Business Renewal
"It was a very difficult decision to make to go into Administration but now I am so glad we did it. David and his team were great thank you."
Jacci Dellaway of Baylift Services Ltd
Business Renewal
“You made a very difficult time much easier for us.”
R Johns
Business Rescue
“At the initial meeting you told us the good and bad things that can happen and were honest and told us to watch out for. No one else had done that.”
J White