Director Profiles

Brett Barton FIPA FABRP

Brett is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and a member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals with over 20 years' experience in the accountancy and corporate recovery sectors. Before joining Cranfield, Brett previously worked at an international accountancy practice and has specialist knowledge of retail, manufacturing, engineering and automotive sectors. His extensive technical knowledge and meticulous approach complements his pragmatic handling of business recovery solutions.

In his spare time Brett enjoys playing golf, and when time allows he can also be seen out and about on his mountain bike.


Tony is a Chartered Certified Accountant and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and the founder of Cranfield Business Recovery. Formerly a Partner at one of the leading international accountancy practices, Tony has over 35 years' experience of working with lenders and with companies in financial distress. A Fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals and a member of NARA, he is also qualified to act as an LPA Property and Fixed Charge Receiver.

His family and an interest in all forms of motor sport fill his spare time.

Patrick Murtagh (Managing Director)

Having worked with both local and internationally based practices, Patrick’s career spans over 25 years in the accountancy and corporate recovery professions. His extensive experience and forensic skills gained over a varied range of business sectors contributes to the wealth of knowledge that Patrick brings to situations when seeking to resolve clients’ financial problems. Patrick’s friendly and pragmatic approach is reflected in his working relationships with clients when seeking to explore the options available to them.

Away from the office Patrick’s interests include golf, genealogy research and the cinema.