Chris Stark

Chris Stark

Specialisation: Insolvency & Restructuring
Company Position: Senior Consultant - Insolvency & Restructuring
Email Address: insolvency@ambition.co.uk
Phone Number: 020 7430 7264

Roles I recruit

I am a specialist recruitment consultant appointing Insolvency, Restructuring and Advisory personnel within Professional Services.

If you’re an individual working within the formal insolvency or restructuring space and you’re looking for a new role, then either myself or my team will be well placed to find the right position for you. As experts in the market we are able to provide advice on more than just your next position; whether this be salary guides, study support information or just general career advice, we’re always happy to have a chat to see how we can help.

I specialise in working with firms based in London and the south of England. I also work with a number of firms based overseas in the Caribbean as well as the Channel Islands. If you are looking for a role anywhere in the UK one of our team will be able to assist you.

My team and I have long standing relationships with all of the major players within the insolvency and restructuring market. We work with Big 4 accounting practices, specialist insolvency and advisory firms as well as full spectrum of mid-tier practices and independent insolvency practitioners.

Roles I recruit for include:

  • Restructuring & Insolvency professionals from Assistant Manager to Director level

  • Formal Corporate Insolvency

  • Contentious Insolvency/Investigations

  • Restructuring Advisory


​My background

I come from a sports science background due to my passion for all things sporting, especially rugby! Following university, I worked in sports analysis roles for professional sports teams.

After leaving the sports industry I began to consider a career in recruitment as it suited my outgoing personality and work ethic. I chose to work for Ambition because of their focus on promoting a unique culture within recruitment, as well as their desire for consultants to become true experts within their sector.

I’ve now been working with Ambition for over 3 years and have loved getting to know the insolvency and restructuring market inside out.

What candidates and clients say about me

"Chris was a massive help with my job search and played an important part in getting me my new job. Chris took the time to ask the right questions and put me in contact with the right people. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking for help with their job search in the insolvency sector." - Shannen Kavanagh ACA, Business Restructuring and Insolvency Manager at James Cowper Kreston.

"Chris was extremely helpful during my search for a new job. He took the time to understand my job preferences and identify roles that were in line with these preferences. I found Chris to be extremely proactive as a recruiter and ultimately he pinpointed a role that was an excellent fit for me. Chris assisted me throughout the interview process and continued to follow up with me once I had secured a position. Chris exceeded my expectations on all fronts." - Aoife Lyons, ACA, Senior Associate at FRP Advisory.

""Chris reached out to me during the lockdown period of covid with a fantastic job opportunity, and provided support throughout the entire process. He was helpful, efficient and has extensive knowledge of the industry - would highly recommend." - Beth Quant, Insolvency Adminstrator at Smith & Williamson.

"Chris was extremely helpful and hardworking, ensuring he found the right role for me. His advice and guidance was key to making the best decision which proved to be the right one. Could not recommend more highly." -Gareth Rees, Manager at Menzies LLP


Outside of work

I love to play rugby as much as I can and currently play for Belsize Park in central London. I’m passionate about seeing different parts of the world, not the easiest thing to do over the last 18 months!