Robert leads PwC's Hospitality & Leisure practice in the UK, having specialised in the sector for over 20 years. He is editor-in-chief of PwC's respected twice-yearly UK Hotels Forecast. He is also a frequent speaker on industry matters at conferences and in the press and broadcast media.
As a senior partner in PwC's London office, Robert's clients have been drawn from across the sector and include owner-managed and private equity backed businesses as well as UK domestic and multinational listed companies.
Liz is head of research for Hospitality & Leisure at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has worked in the tourism sector for over 30 years, joining PwC in 1999. Prior to that she initiated and developed the research capability of several hospitality and leisure consultancies. She is an acknowledged expert in the sector and has authored numerous publications. At PricewaterhouseCoopers this includes launching the flagship journal Hospitality Directions Europe in January 2000 which includes an analysis of hot topics and as a part of this publishing a twice yearly forecast of hotel performance in the UK.
David specialises in helping companies and their main creditors to find solutions when there is financial stress in the business. His teams will assess the options available to limit the loss of value for creditors and identity the best way of preserving the value of the business...
Julie Clark leads the sport and leisure practice at PwC in the UK and is a member of the Global Hospitality & Leisure practice. She has a wealth of experience in the sector advising a wide range of organisations, Governments and funders on investment opportunities in major events, capital projects and sport and leisure entities.
Ian is a Chartered Accountant and a licensed Insolvency Practitioner who has worked with financially troubled organisations for the past 22 years, supporting them to become sustainable where possible. Conscious of the personal stresses and emotions that financial distress can cause to all concerned, Ian is both sensitive and professional in his approach and works hard to ensure that the process is as smooth and as pain-free as possible.
Ian has specialised in particular in the travel/tourism and charity/not-for-profit sectors, helping organisations and other stakeholders in these sectors over many years.
David Trunkfield leads the Gaming sector across PwC, and has extensive experience across all areas of gaming in most of the world’s largest gaming markets. His expertise includes corporate and business unit strategy development, particularly in an evolving regulatory environment, commercial due diligence, vendor assistance and strategic planning.
David has prepared a number of gaming thought leadership publications and featured in trade press and the national and international press. He is also a regular speaker at industry conference
Sam is a chartered accountant with over 15 years experience in the Hospitality Industry, working within and consulting for hotel owners on pan-European portfolio transactions and hotel asset management/portfolio reviews.
Her background includes significant experience working within the hotel sector, including both large corporate and private equity hotel owners. She can therefore understand a clients perspective to hotel transactions and ensure the correct alignment of transaction services work streams to meet each clients specific needs.
Sean heads the Corporate Finance Consumer and Leisure Team within PwC. Prior to joining PwC, he worked in Corporate Finance with John Labbatt as Corporate Development Director within their European division.
He was awarded Corporate Financier of the Year in 2008 by the ICAEW and has advised on a large number of transactions in the Leisure sector. These include the sale of Education and Adventure Travel (EAT), the sale of James Villas, the sale of La Tasca, the PTP of Caffè Nero, the sale of Mill House Inns, the takeover and subsequent sale of Eldridge Pope and the sale of Weststar. He has also advised the debt providers to 3 different, major Health and Fitness Club operators.