Client Testimonials

Tom Jack
“Endless has worked closely with SIA Group across a number of its mid-market PE investments in recent months, supporting the refinance of over £75 million of total facilities. On each occasion SIA Group has proven itself to be a market leader in balancing detailed valuation analysis with commercial judgement, delivering high quality advice that can be relied upon by multiple stakeholders. The valuation and collateral due diligence teams across different asset categories are well organised, highly professional and joined up in their planning and reporting, delivering a one-stop solution, often to strict timetables. This, together with the strong relationships SIA Group has with funders and the reputation SIA Group commands in the market have proven invaluable in aligning asset based lenders and other funders to investor priorities.”
Tom Jack
Partner
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Nicola Woodhams
“When we set up Praetura Commercial Finance, SIA Group were our first port of call, both for outsourced asset valuations and regular ongoing audits. They have the depth of experience we need from a valuations and audit partner and back that up with a flexible and responsive service. What’s so great about SIA is that they have all worked in our industry and we have known one another for around 20 years. No other asset valuation and audit companies in the market can really say that. The market intelligence we receive from them is absolutely invaluable and they can advise us as to what the flags are, so that we can pick up the phone and have an intelligent dialogue with them. To be honest, I wouldn’t look to use anybody else.”
Nicola Woodhams
Relationship Director
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Kris Aspin
“Ernst & Young LLP recently sought the assistance of SIA Group to provide a valuation report to support the sale of a national retail business. SIA Group delivered a detailed and considered report that was important to the successful completion of the transaction, in an extremely short timescale”
Kris Aspin
Director
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Elias Paourou
"We have recently worked with SIA Group on a variety of assignments and they have proved to be efficient, flexible and competitively priced whilst always securing a positive outcome."
Elias Paourou
Partner
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Sean Powell
“Secure Trust have engaged SIA Group on a number of projects. SIA bring an unrivalled depth of knowledge and understanding of both our needs and that of our clients. They are extremely professional and diligent in their approach and delivery of reports.”
Sean Powell
National Sales Director, Commercial Finance
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Phil Duffy
“I have worked with SIA Group on a number of high profile restructuring cases and always found them to be very responsive, providing quality advice and reports in a very timely manner. They take ownership of matters referred and help to make difficult situations run more smoothly”
Phil Duffy
Managing Director
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Kevin Yates
“Leumi ABL have worked with the SIA team on numerous projects in recent years. Leumi ABL provide multi asset facilities to clients, so understanding the underlying quality of the receivables, inventory, plant & machinery and property is paramount. SIA Group provide a good quality timely service".
Kevin Yates
Director of Risk & Compliance
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Kieran Walsh

“SIA Group  showed an excellent understanding of Vestas’ requirements and timelines from the outset of the project. Their knowledge and expertise in the preparation, marketing and disposal of spares inventory was key to the success of the project, meeting the deadlines and providing a successful solution. Kieran continued: “SIA’s team demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and communication throughout the project and became an integrated part of the Vestas project team, instinctively sharing our goals, deadlines and drive. Their ability to provide solutions across multiple jurisdictions, whilst maintaining a personal high quality service to tight deadlines, set them apart from other providers in their field.”

Kieran Walsh
VP, Global Head of Service Supply Chain
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Ben Wiles
“SIA Group assisted the team throughout the restructuring process and provided independent professional advice on the assets at all times. They were integral throughout proceedings and their deep understanding and specialist knowledge of the business and its assets ensured a successful outcome from challenging circumstances. We were extremely impressed with their focus on customer care, experience and guidance".
Ben Wiles
Managing Director
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Ken Daly

SIA Group completed a complex project to a tight deadline at a very busy time for the business. They controlled the process and timetable perfectly and helped facilitate completion with Shawbrook, our chosen lender. I would have no hesitation in recommending SIA Group services. They helped turn a challenge into business advantage.”

Ken Daly
Chief Executive Officer
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Carl Jackson
“My working relationship with SIA Group spans 20 years and numerous projects. They know our industry and our issues intimately. They are at the top of their game in the asset based lending space. What consistently sets them apart is their responsiveness and commerciality. I know if I phoned them right now they would be on site tonight. They embody what ‘a safe pair of hands’ means".
Carl Jackson
Managing Partner
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Mike Davis
“We have worked with SIA Group on a few projects now, and we have always found them extremely flexible in terms of their availability. The team is also highly professional and sensitive with our prospective clients, regarding relationship management. This is an often overlooked but critical part of the overall process for us.  The reports produced by SIA are thorough, very detailed and particularly strong around considerations on exit strategies for the selected asset groupings. One valuation in particular in 2015 enabled us to advance more than we had initially promised to our prospective customer. This created a very positive impression around our willingness to be a creative partner for growth for the company in question. I would not hesitate to think about SIA for future work.”
Mike Davis
Business Development Manager
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Jim Haddow
“The sale of one of the most valuable carriages was concluded in a very short time, with the purchaser not only agreeing to replace the third party wheels but also to return them to the original owner. SIA Group sold all the assets and the secured creditors were paid in full as a result. The Joint Administrators were very pleased with the way SIA Group dealt with these unusual assets quickly and efficiently to provide a good return for creditors. RSM Tenon Recovery regularly instructs SIA Group on its complex and high profile cases.”
Jim Haddow
Director
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Finance Team
“Expertise, professional approach and working to tight deadlines are just a few characteristics which give the SIA Group a competitive edge within the asset valuation arena. We appointed SIA Group for a debtor book valuation and their team worked to very high standards and allowed the deal to be put in place within the agreed timescale. We would definitely engage with SIA Group again”
Daniel Harrison
“SIA Group Advisory Services provides comprehensive asset valuation support in connection with our funding facilities. They are highly regarded for their thoroughness and reliability. Their ability to provide accounts receivable due diligence, inventory appraisals and machinery & equipment valuations on a single transaction creates tremendous efficiencies”.
Daniel Harrison
Director, Risk & Operations
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Josh Dutfield
“SIA Group assisted the management team throughout the restructuring process and provided professional advice on the assets at all times. They were integral throughout proceedings and their deep understanding and specialist knowledge of the business and its assets ensured a successful outcome from challenging circumstances. We were also extremely impressed with their focus on customer care, arranging security so quickly, helping with press at a time when things were very difficult and hectic. SIA’s experience and guidance was greatly appreciated by all the Directors.
Josh Dutfield
ex Managing Director
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Declan McKelvey
“SIA Group conducted a valuation of Inventory and Machinery & Equipment for a business that we were involved in as management consultants. We were extremely impressed with their level of planning, attention to detail and ability to meet a tight deadline. The reports were first class, insightful and professional. We won’t hesitate using SIA on future assignments.” ,
Declan McKelvey
Management Consultant
Les Tonkin
“I worked very closely with SIA Group through the clearance of the Buckfast yarn plant, the honesty and integrity of the team is head and shoulders above anyone I have ever dealt with in their profession. The team got the best prices and best solutions they could ever have got. There were no quick fixes or quick wins. Absolutely first class.”
Les Tonkin
Yarn Divisional Director
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Lloyd Hinton
“Insolve Plus have an excellent working relationship with SIA Group which spans more than 26 years. They regularly act for us on assignments large and small which range from being straightforward to extremely complicated. They always approach every assignment with the same enthusiasm and professionalism, no matter the size or sector. Their advice has always been spot on and they frequently exceed expectations when it comes to realisations. I regularly recommend their services to my contacts, safe in the knowledge that they will perform on their promises.”
Lloyd Hinton
Director
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Danny Burden
“I have worked with Paul Craig in previous roles and it is delightful to see his commitment to quality and his exceptional knowledge shared amongst the whole team. What makes SIA Group stand out is their willingness to discuss their findings and to explain why they have come to the conclusions they have. Far too often elsewhere we have experienced an unwillingness to do this. SIA never take your business for granted, unlike some longer established providers. You get the best from SIA every time, without compromise”
Danny Burden
Managing Director Nadeus Business Advisory
David Elliott and Mark Bailey
“This was the first time we had come across SIA. The speed with which they were on site, and also the amount of time they spent on site, was very impressive. They always provided us with swift responses, making it as easy as possible for us to get on with our job. For example, when offers were received for assets, they were extremely quick at putting an email report together and gave very clear recommendations. Daniel is a family business that had fallen apart and the SIA team demonstrated extremely high levels of sensitivity and diplomacy throughout to ensure the job kept on track. Although this was the first time we had worked with SIA, it has not been the last. We used them immediately after Daniel on the next job.”
David Elliott and Mark Bailey
Assistant Director
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Tracy Turner
“SIA Group are a great team and very easy to work with. They pull out all the stops at short notice and are always responsive and on the case. The finest attribute is their reports. Easy to read and concise, they tell us exactly what we need to know. Very impressive.”
Tracy Turner
Managing Director Business Certainty
Will Stamp
“SIA Group undertook the collateral due diligence prior to our investment in Allied Healthcare, a business which Aurelius acquired from Saga Plc in December 2015. SIA Group was instrumental in helping us secure the financing package for the transaction in a timely fashion, and we were particularly impressed with their commercial approach throughout the process. Their report highlighted the key findings in a very concise manner, and this was accompanied with a very clear set of recommendations. When speaking to our preferred financiers at the outset, SIA Group was identified as the leading player in this field and they did not disappoint. SIA Group certainly exceeded our expectations and we look forward to partnering with them on future transactions”.
Will Stamp
Principal
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Louise Brittain
"I have used the SIA group over the last 30 years and couldn’t recommend them highly enough. The business has grown over the years to the all-purpose, quality organisation it is today and it never ceases to amaze me at the innovative and commercial ways that the SIA Group deals with and solves problems. They always rise to the challenge, no matter what I throw at them and their staff are always reactive, friendly and personable. No matter where the issue is in the world or what sort of asset it is they are always able to assist and help realise the most value possible. They are always flexible on fees and are looking to build long term relationships. It has been a privilege to be a very small part of the success of this group and I thank them for all the support they have provided to me."
Louise Brittain
R&R Partner
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Greg Beamish
“I have worked with SIA Group on a number of projects, not only UK based, but also across Scandinavia and the US. They have supported us on both existing and potential deals. SIA Group always push the boat out. They are flexible on timing, easily contactable and very often exceed expectations and deliver early. Their ability to both appraise and sell assets, combined with their thorough grasp of technical, legal and commercial issues makes them a rare and valuable asset themselves.”
Greg Beamish
Managing Director
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Nick Leitch
“I have worked with SIA Group on both business reviews and examinations of potential new business. What I like about SIA Group is that they do not over engineer. They identify the value drivers and potentials risks in a business with intuitive ease. They get to the point and get to the heart of issues quickly. That combination of practicality and commerciality is a good ally to have in your camp.”
Nick Leitch
Managing Director, Midlands
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