Meet the Team


David Watchorn

David was a founder partner of EWS back in 1995 having previously spent 10 years at Ernst & Young where he qualified. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and also the Association of Business Recovery Professionals.

David is experienced in all insolvency areas both corporate and personal and also specialises in reconstructions and solvent liquidations.

Away from work David is a keen but frustrated golfer.

Tel: 01509 815150 
d.watchorn@ewsllp.co.uk

Paul Saxton

Paul qualified as a chartered accountant with Grant Thornton and has over 30 years' experience of both personal and corporate insolvency initially with GT, then as a partner in an independent Midlands based insolvency practice before joining EWS as a partner in 1998. He is also a fellow of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Association of Business Recovery Professionals.

Paul advises and helps owner managed businesses deal with insolvency problems and assists accountants and other professionals in advising clients on survival and rescue strategies.

Away from the office Paul has a passion for most sports including football, rugby, cricket and horse racing both as an owner and breeder of potential champions.

Tel: 01509 815150
p.saxton@ewsllp.co.uk

Joe Sadler

Joe has over 25 years experience of both corporate and personal insolvency having started as a young man in a family owned insolvency practice.

In 2000 Joe obtained his insolvency licence and in 2004 joined Elwell Watchorn & Saxton. In 2005 Joe became a partner in Elwell Watchorn & Saxton LLP and now works out of both the Sileby and Nottingham offices. Joe has a wealth of experience in a wide range of industries and situations and is a keen Premier League football fan.

Tel: 01158 717 490
j.sadler@ewsllp.co.uk

Graham Wolloff

Graham is ideally placed to advise companies and individuals in financial difficulty because during his career he has dealt with insolvency issues from three different perspectives. For the first 6 years, he was an Examiner with the Insolvency Service dealing with the ‘hardcore’ of Court ordered liquidation and bankruptcies; this included a secondment to the fraud squad prosecuting a conspiracy involving a rogue insolvency practitioner.

In 1990 he was approached to join Coopers & Lybrand, (which later became PricewaterhouseCoopers). For the next 7 years he worked almost exclusively on behalf of the clearing banks before spending 3 years concentrating on advising owner-managers of insolvent businesses whilst gaining his insolvency licence.

In 1999 he joined EWS to open the firm's first branch office in Peterborough where he mainly deals with SME businesses and is a trusted advisor to many firms of accountants who don’t have their own insolvency practice and appreciate that he will always look to achieve a rescue as a first priority.

With a lifelong interest in sport and a degree in Sports Science, away from work Graham is active in hockey circles as a player, umpire, coach, administrator and supporter of the teams featuring his own 2 children.

Tel: 01733 235 253
g.wolloff@ewsllp.co.uk

Nigel Price

Nigel began his career with the Insolvency Service and has since been at Ernst & Young, Moore Stephens and, latterly, Begbies Traynor. During more than 30 years in corporate rescue and restructuring, Nigel has dealt with hundreds of distressed businesses in many sectors; including construction, engineering, foundries, toolmakers, automotive components and other manufacturers, pubs, restaurants and hotels, retailers, property developers, football, golf and rugby clubs, professional practices, charities, a flying school and even an airline.

As well as being a Fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals and the Insolvency Practitioners Association, Nigel is a past Member of the IPA Council. He is also a Fellow of NARA, the Association of Property and Fixed Charge Receivers.

Nigel has developed a particular expertise on working with construction businesses and he devised and supervised one of the first successful trading CVA's for a construction company and he has managed the completion of several residential property developments; including the conversion of a Victorian waterworks into a mixture of apartments and eco-homes.

Nigel has always been a keen sportsman and he has had the chance to work in the sports industry. In one of his more unusual and complex cases, he was appointed as Joint Administrator of the British Athletic Federation, the former governing body of British athletics, just after former Olympic athlete David Moorcroft took over as it's Chief Executive. He also dealt with the administration of the leaseholder of Donington Park motor racing circuit.

Nigel joined EWS on 1 September 2016 and is looking forward to the opportunity to develop the firm's new West Midlands presence and to work with the other partners in building the firm's profile and range of services.

Tel: 07901 506 931
n.price@ewsllp.co.uk

Liam Short

Liam has a background in advising SME businesses and provides practical, straightforward and incisive advice in order to find commercial solutions to financial problems. Liam understands the needs of owner managed businesses and has a reputation for guiding directors on their duties and responsibilities in a highly pressurised and difficult time.

Away from work, Liam enjoys rugby, having previously played at a senior level, as well as football, boxing, the theatre, dining out and trying to get fit. He has retired from reading having studied History at Queen Mary, London.

Tel: 02074 863 048
l.short@ewsllp.co.uk