Penny Hitch



Business Recovery


I left Nottingham Trent University in 1997 with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Arts but couldn’t see that as a long term, or profitable, career choice for me and moved into law.  I worked as a litigator in private law practices whilst studying with The Institute of Legal Executives.  Later, I stumbled upon the intriguing world of insolvency and restructuring when I was looking for a new challenge.  In 2005, I joined a boutique insolvency Practice in Bristol where I gained experience in a variety of corporate and personal insolvency matters, eventually heading up the firm’s Personal Insolvency Department.

I have expertise in administering complex Individual Voluntary Arrangements and bankruptcies.  I also have a particular interest in, and experience dealing with, the mental health impact of financial difficulties on individual debtors and company officers.

I joined Menzies as a Manager in the Business Recovery team in Summer of 2020 overseeing the day to day management of corporate and personal insolvency cases.



Favourite pastime:

Alpine, or cross-country, skiing (I’ll take either!) in glorious mountain locations but, for the other 50 odd weeks of the year, any outdoor activity with fresh air around me.



I am often found making jewellery, mostly in silver, seed beading and lots of other generally crafty activities. Other that crafting, I am an avid motor sport fan and enjoy all things automotive, be that watching, driving or working on them.