About SIA Group

SIA Group was founded as an asset valuation and auction house in the early 1990’s. The company has grown exponentially from an office in Brighton to five regional offices with the head office located near St Paul’s and is considered one of the pre-eminent asset valuation and auction specialists in the UK today.

We work for asset based lenders, banks, financial institutions, restructuring and turnaround professionals, financial sponsors, corporate and public bodies in the valuation and disposal of tangible and intangible assets.

Whether it’s for asset based lending, mergers & acquisitions, turnaround, business restructuring & recovery or financial reporting purposes, SIA Group provides independent and intelligent valuation and disposal advice for all types of industrial and commercial assets in a broad spectrum of industries.

Group Strategy

Our strategic goals and objectives are based on our aspiration to be recognised as a distinctive asset valuation advisory and disposal business, driven by passion, integrity and commitment to our clients. This distinction is embodied in our entrepreneurial culture, which is balanced by a strong risk management discipline, client-centric approach and an ability to be nimble, flexible and innovative.

We do not seek to be all things to all people and aim to build well-defined, value-added business relationships focused on serving the needs of select markets where we can compete effectively.

Our pedigree is one of firsts. We undertook the UK’s first aviation auction and continue to be at the forefront of providing new solutions and services to Asset Based Lenders i.e. Accelerated Inventory Realisation and Retention of Title Plus.
Our UK wide team are renowned for their responsiveness and ability to deliver insightful, independent, expert, unbiased and time critical asset valuation and disposal advice.

Our team of professionals, are selected for their chosen asset valuation and disposal expertise. They are driven, energetic, reliable and highly experienced in providing informed asset assessments.

Executive Team

Paul Craig
ACIS | MABRP | Managing Director
Paul Craig serves as leader of SIA Group’s advisory services which is responsible for the focused valuation and advisory service that serves asset based lenders, banks, finance houses and corporate recovery specialists. He joined SIA Group in June 2011 and has over 22 years experience in the financial services and banking industry having worked in various roles at Investec Bank plc, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, and GoIndustry DoveBid plc. Paul has undertaken and advised on numerous high profile asset based lending assignments and work-outs in the UK and Europe for most of the UK’s leading asset based lenders, banks, private equity houses and restructuring firms. Direct Dial +44 (0)20 7498 4903 Mobile +44 (0) 7712 790 744 paul.craig@sia-group.co.uk

Matt Earl
MRICS | Operations Director
Matt Earl joined SIA Group in October 2011 and serves as head of operations across the group. He is a RICS qualified Chartered Surveyor and has been providing valuation advice and disposal services to the financial sector and corporate clients for over 20 years. He started his career at Lombard Asset Finance / The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and prior to joining SIA he was the Head of Valuation Operations at GoIndustry DoveBid plc. Matt has undertaken numerous machinery, equipment and inventory appraisals and disposals in the UK, Europe and North America. These include accelerated inventory realisation programmes, work-outs and pan-European combined plant and machinery and inventory appraisals for UK, European and USA asset based lenders, banks and restructuring professionals. Direct Dial +44 (0)20 7498 4905 Mobile +44 (0) 7432 366 064 matt.earl@sia-group.co.uk

Simon Morgan
FNAVA | Chairman
Simon Morgan founded SIA Group in the 1990′s and serves as Chairman. He brings to this role more than 30 years of asset valuation and disposal experience, as well as expertise in auctioneering. A regular and accomplished auctioneer, he is a Fellow and committee member of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA) and has been involved in the valuation and disposal of a diverse range of assets on numerous high profile assignments over the years. Simon has considerable experience in most industry sectors and has specific expertise in the valuation of aviation assets and contentious insolvency matters. Direct Dial +44 (0) 1273 621 317 Mobile +44 (0) 7976 685 473 simon.morgan@sia-group.co.uk

Ian Dyer
ACMA, CGMA | Head of ABL Services
Ian Dyer heads up SIA’s market leading ABL Services team, with specific focus on Inventory. Having joined SIA back in June 2014 and following roles with GoIndustry Dovebid Plc and Edward Symmons, Ian has over 18 years of ABL experience, advising on numerous high-profile inventory backed lends in the UK, Europe and in North America. As a Chartered Management Accountant, Ian brings with him a wealth of knowledge in various industries which underpins his Inventory ABL appraisal capabilities. Mobile +44 (0) 7743 288 729 ian.dyer@sia-group.co.uk

Mark Driscoll
Head of Sales
Mark Driscoll joined SIA Group in January 2016 and serves as Head of Sales, responsible for work generation across the business. Mark has over 20 years of experience in the financial services and banking industry having worked on numerous risk and new business roles at various organisations, starting his career at The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, onto the Bank of Ireland and then as an independent auditor. Mark has undertaken and advised on asset based lending assignments, work outs and has worked closely with banks, asset based lenders, private equity houses and restructuring firms across the UK, Europe and USA. Direct dial +44 (0) 161 817 5011 Mobile +44 (0) 7970 255 936 mark.driscoll@sia-group.co.uk

Paul Beveridge
Non-Executive Consultant
Paul Beveridge joined SIA Group in April 2022 as a Non-Executive Consultant working with the Board and the wider team to assist the Group with growth, strategy and business development. Paul has over 35 years’ experience in the lending industry with over 25 years at Board level. Paul has led three start up Asset Based Lending businesses for international banks and a global conglomerate, all of which were successful. Most recently Paul was the founder and CEO of PNC Business Credit UK, the UK’s largest Asset Based Lender, working with Clients, Private Equity and the Advisory community. Mobile +44 (0) 7710 165 036 paul.beveridge@sia-group.co.uk

Our Team

Ian Bath
Head of Sales - Midlands

George Beattie
Senior Appraiser

Barry Bostock
Project Manager and Appraiser

Craig Burgess
Manager Transactional Support

Lee Butler
Head of Receivables Realisations

Dan Carr
MNAVA | Project Manager

Fiona Cheshire
Senior Manager Transactional Support

Dan Cotterill
FCCA | Senior Inventory Appraiser

Kevin Counihan
Head of London Restructuring

Giorgia Craig
Administration Assistant

Cameron Crombie
Senior Appraiser

Doug Crook
Senior Manager Transactional Support

Jamie Dodder
Project Manager & Appraisal Analyst

Leighton Dowding
Senior Manager Transactional Support

Ryan Empringham
MNAVA | Project Manager

Neil Evans
MRICS | Head of Machinery - ABL

Lorraine Foster
Office Manager - Brighton

Adam Foxcroft
Company Accountant

Paddy Gastrell
FRICS | Senior Appraiser

Liam Godenho
MNAVA | Appraiser

Maisy Green
Administration Manager

David Holborn
Senior Analyst

Fin Horsfall
Graduate Trainee

Matt Huntley
Senior Appraiser

Simon Jones
Appraiser & Senior Project Manager

Sotira Kavalierou
Office Manager - London

Richard Kelly
MRICS | Head of Southampton Office

Helen Kendrick
MRICS | Senior Property Appraiser

Kirsty Lidbury
Inventory Appraiser

Jon Locke
Project Manager

Stuart McKenzie
Senior Manager Transactional Support

Martina Menetti
Finance Assistant

Monty Morgan
Project Manager

Emily Muir
Head of Intellectual Property

Helen Mulreay
Marketing Manager and EA to Directors

Nick Pope
Head of Inventory - ABL

Lewis Proudley
Property Appraiser

Stephen Readman
MRICS | Head of Restructuring S. East

Tom Shaw
Graduate Trainee

Tim Smeeton
Head of Inventory - Restructuring

Andrew Smith
Intellectual Property Manager

Clare Symons
Transactional Support Assistant

Adrian Talathi
Head of Audit & Survey

Arran Thorn

Paul Tracey
Head of Auctions

Emre Turan
Intellectual Property Manager

Mark Unsworth
Manager Transactional Support

John Wills
MRICS | Head of Property



Company History


Glasgow Office Opens


SIA Group celebrates over £10 billion of assets valued in the year


Leeds Office Opens


Birmingham Office Opens


TRI Awards Property Valuation Provider of the Year


SIA Group achieves FSQS accreditation


Property Division Set Up


Southampton Office Opens


SIA Group celebrates over £5 billion of assets valued in a year


SIA Group opens Manchester and Ware office


Launch of ABL Transactional Services


SIA Aviation offices opened in Bicester


First online auction


Advisory Services launched


Opening of London office


SIA Group incorporated


Southern Independent Auctioneers established in Brighton

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