About Us

As a multi-disciplined company, we support insolvency practitioners with trading administrations for all types of businesses, with specialisation in hospitality, leisure and retail. The LSS Group provide operational management, accounts, payroll, merchant services, and specialist employment vehicles. Operators in the hospitality, leisure and retail industries can outsource these services to us. We are the ideal choice as the IP’s agent for any trading insolvency due to our knowledge and experience across these disciplines, and capacity to react quickly. 

Besides our industry experience and extensive range of services, we also pride ourselves on the personal service we provide. Taking the time to get to know you and understand your needs is the first step toward developing a solution that delivers results. 

We are a one-stop-shop for supporting trading insolvencies and outsourcing needs for the Hospitality and Leisure industry whether you need just one service or a combination. 

It’s not just our industry experience and comprehensive range of services that sets us apart, it’s the personal service that comes with it. Our team will take the time to get to know you and understand your requirements before proposing a solution that delivers results!

Whether you’re looking for one service, or a combination, we are the one-stop shop for supporting trading insolvencies and outsourcing for the Hospitality and Leisure sector.

Our Senior Team

Each of our team members is a specialist in their own field, giving us the flexibility to assign the right person to your project, based on their experience.  

Andy Merricks

Andy is the Founder and CEO of LSS Group. He has over thirty years of experience in hospitality, including over fifteen in the recoveries and restructuring sector. He founded the LSS Group in 2013 to provide a one-stop shop for all licensing services, management, and support for the UK hospitality industry. 

Andy has comprehensive experience of working with insolvency practitioners on trading and non-trading projects, with leading companies such as KPMG, PWC, Deloitte, BDO, FRP, RSM, Duff & Phelps, Quantuma, Griffins, amongst many others. 

Richard Pilbury

Having over 25 years ‘hands-on’ experience, Richard is our Senior Case Manager. Richard has a wide range of expertise in all areas of hospitality operations, which makes him a valuable resource in providing practical, cost-effective strategies and solutions. 

The flexibility of his approach has led him to successfully work with owners of single-site businesses, insolvency practitioners and multi-site operators. 

Stephanie Longworth

Stephanie joined LSS in 2021 and brings with her a wealth of accounting and industry-specific knowledge, including 5 years working for one of the UK’s leading corporate recovery and restructuring firms, making her uniquely qualified to offer the best advice to Insolvency Practitioners on all services LSS can offer. 

As Financial Controller, Stephanie manages in-house accounts and payroll for clients, providing financial and management information to all stakeholders to assist them in making sound decisions.