Customer Reviews of Purnells

Below are a small selection of testimonials regarding the insolvency work undertaken by Purnells.

It is without hesitation that we recommend Purnells to our clients. Chris and his team offer a very practical solution which is often at a particularly stressful time for individuals involved and they conduct themselves professionally and with a determination to seek an all-round optimum conclusion. Their approach is such that we encourage Purnells to become involved at a time, in partnership with ourselves, when alternative paths may be sought and we feel that this partnership strengthens and compliments our own core service offerings.

Deborah Edwards of Harland Accountants

We have used Purnells for over 10 years and have always been pleased with the prompt and efficient service provided. Everyone we deal with at Purnells is knowledgeable and practical advice is always available. Our clients have also been glad of the support and assistance provided by Purnells staff and have found them to be both sympathetic and understandable.

Ian Chalmers of Phillips Frith Chartered Accountants

I found the quality of advice and representation recently provided to my company by Purnells to be outstanding. They quickly gained a thorough understanding of the matter and took control of negotiations which resulted in a highly satisfactory conclusion for all parties. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

A Director

Purnells in general, and Chris Parkman in particular, are second to none at handling all forms of insolvency proceedings. I gave then a very complicated insolvency, with a bankrupt who had hidden his assets, and they not only investigated the case so successfully that the assets could be recovered but in the process convinced the bankrupt that his best course was to do an IVA and pay all creditors in full. The sums involved were substantial and payments of 100% of all debts have just been made. To say I am delighted with their performance is an understatement.

Above all, they are quick. They really get on with their cases and this is so important both to creditors and debtors. It is unusual to find real insolvency specialists in Cornwall but Purnells fit this bill completely. I cannot recommend them too highly.

A Solicitor

I'm a contractor and assist several local companies which include Purnells. I've always found the staff at Purnells to be friendly and professional. They take the challenges presented to them and really run with them, often working out of hours to get a task completed and going the extra mile to ensure a satisfactory conclusion. Luckily I have not yet had to engage their assistence with insolvency matters however they would be my first choice.

A Director

I was recommended to Purnells Insolvency Practitioners by a good friend of mine, as unfortunately my debts and situation got the better of me.

I first of all phoned them, they answered very quickly(impressive) and quickly put me through to the right person Chris Parkman. He suggested I should come and visit and have a chat.

Chris got down to business and told me everything I needed to know and gave me some very good advice in the process. Alas ...took my own route to solve my problems, but this was made so much easier by the advice and help I received.

I then got a shock when all of this help was FREE !!

All I can say is thank you.

A Client

I would just like to say a huge thank you for all the sane and practical advice you have given us. As first time business owners we were not aware of many of the pitfalls. However, the biggest shock to us has been how badly people can treat you when your business is in trouble. Before talking to you we had met with what can only be regarded as charlatans! There seems to be many of this type who only have their own interests at heart. It was such a relief to finally find Chris and get the sensible practical advice we needed in order to move forward and make the best of a very painful situation. I cannot recommend Purnells strongly enough to anyone needing help with business matters.

A Director

I have worked with Chris Parkman (and before him, Ray Purnell) at Purnells for over 7 years now and I have no hesitation in saying that they have always impressed me as thoroughly professional and extremely capable on both a technical and practical level. I have no hesitation in recommending Purnells in relation to all aspects of insolvency work

Robert Brightley of Brightley Commercial Solicitors

I found Ray Purnell and all his staff to be very helpful and the information which Ray gave was very clearly explained to me and helped me to decide which way to move next to allow me to take my business on to the next level. I would highly recommend Purnell's to anyone, a meeting with them can enlighten you to various options which you may never have thought about yourself, probably because like me, you are actually too involved in chasing your own tail and trying to do too much on your own and not knowing or even understanding that there are other options or help out there.

A Director

Dear Chris

I just wanted to email to let you know how grateful we both are for your helping to bring this matter to a close. Without your help god only know-how long this would have continued for. Your support in our doing nothing wrong has truly helped as we have often thought we were going mad as nobody would listen. Your ability to grasp this situation shows both an intellect and commitment that is rare in this world. We appreciate it more than words could ever say and you have restored our faith that there are a handful of decent people out there...although they are difficult to find in today's world.

A Director

Dear Chris,
I just wanted to write you a short email to say thank you for all your help surround an issue I had with an IVA.

Honestly, I found you very professional and your advice and recommendations very helpful indeed. I would certainly highly recommend you to any of my friends who are facing debt problems to contact you.

Thanks again, and I would be happy to talk to any potential clients if they wanted a testimonial.

A Creditor

Just a brief note to thank you for the time and touble you took to speak to me in relation to my position. Not only did you explain things very clearly, but nothing was too much trouble for you. The information you provided to me was invaluable and I found your services to be very professional in all respects. Clearly, if I need your services at any point in the future, I will come bak to you and also will recommend your services to others should they need it.

A Director

Dear Chris

Just wanted to thank you for the way in which the formal meeting, to appoint a liquidator, was conducted and concluded.

As you now know, I have been in business for 47 years and never had one of my businesses liquidated. Therefore having had to resort to a CVL has been a very stressful time and even more so as the day of the meeting drew nearer, it became even more daunting.

Your kind professionalism and effective handling of all matters concerned, took the sting out of the this very negative experience, for me. I consider myself to be extremely fortunate to have "found" you as a result of my search on the internet.

I must also commend Carrie (and Lisa) for their great support in assisting me to get all the relevant info together. I will be delighted to serve as a reference for Purnells.

A Director

When a client is in deep financial trouble and requires sympathetic guidance it is a relief to be able to make a referral to a trusted insolvency practitioner. Purnells in Cornwall is such a firm and I have placed two cases with them in recent times. Both matters were handled sensitively, with a high degree of competence and further damage (mental and financial) to the client was minimised

Roger Jenkins of Roger Jenkins & Co, Chartered Accountants