We could recover your business debts at no cost to you.

We do this differently to a traditional commercial debt collection agency.

When listening to our business clients, they often say they do not want to compromise existing relationships and would like to continue investing money back into the business, but find cash ‘locked up’ in unpaid invoices, some going back years. Sometimes non-payment can be due to a disagreement over the amount due or the terms of a contract, or some owners prefer to protect the trading relationship they have built up over the years (and their own reputation), so might consider writing off invoices as a result. Or other businesses are unsure where they legally stand so can spend hours chasing invoices when there are other ways to achieve payment.

Whatever your situation, our team can help inject cash into the business by recovering outstanding invoices up to six years old, as our Discovery Pack explains.

If the above situations sound familiar or you answer yes to any of these 5 questions, read on:

  1. Do you have recent or historic debts of up to six years old which you have given up any hope of recovering?
  2. Have you tried chasing money owed to you to improve your profits and find it’s taking up time which could be better spent running your business?
  3. Would you like to recover debts with no impact on your business relationships or your reputation?
  4. Have you tried a debt collection agency with mixed results?
  5. Would you like an experienced recovery team to collect your debt no matter how complicated or difficult it may be?

How does our commercial debt recovery work?

There are no hidden extras such as charges or retainers contained in our comprehensive commercial debt recovery process. We can often collect commercial debt at no cost to the business – quickly, completely, and transparently. Our commercial debt recovery specialists recovered £276k for one client within 6 weeks.

Our dedicated business debt recovery service works in three areas:  Pursue. Prevent. Protect.


You’ll have peace of mind that your money is being pursued by a dedicated and experienced commercial recovery team, working on your behalf. Unlike debt collection agencies, our specialists work in a regulated environment bound by strict standards of the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) which guarantee quality and accountability.


The reputation and trading relationships of your business can take years to build, and just moments to damage. Our experienced team can step in to recover money owed to your business and maintain important relationships. Through our flag system we ensure we are preventing reputational damage, keeping relationships intact during the entire recovery process.


As part of our commercial recoveries service designed to protect your profits, we will also briefly review your business contracts or terms and conditions at no cost to make sure they are providing the right long term protection.

Not all commercial recoveries services are the same

In the short term we recover money owed to your business, and longer term we can ensure you get paid on time, every time in the future.

More than commercial recoveries

If you reach the stage of having to issue proceedings, our in-house experts have flexible cost options to fund taking that step, supporting you throughout the process without having to outsource to another business.

Email or call Michael, who heads up our Commercial Recoveries team in confidence for a free, initial no obligation conversation.

Hillyer McKeown, Service Level GuaranteeOur comprehensive support covers disputes, litigation and mediation, and financial advice.

We act for a wide range of clients including property managers, recruitment companies, credit groups, insolvency practitioners and accountants.

About our commercial recoveries service for business

How much would it cost – based on recovering £1000?

Our Commercial Recoveries team works on a no collection, no fee basis on pre-legal matters.

Our costs are based on both the percentage value of the debt we are instructed to collect, and the age of the debt.

Example 1*:

  • £1000 debt to be recovered.
  • Less than 12 months old.
  • Our fees cost you = £200.

Example 2*:

  • £0.00 – £5,000 – 20%
  • £5,0001 – £10,000 – 15%
  • £10,001 – £50,000 – 10%
  • £50,001 – £99,999.99 – 5%
  • £100k + – 2.5%

Depending on your contract with the debtor, we may be able to recover these costs from them – which means offering you a commercial recovery service at no cost to your business.

*These costs apply up to the point at where a file requires the issuing of court proceedings and exclude VAT.

How long will it take?

We act within 24 hours following instruction, and the time taken to collect the debt varies depending on the case.

Our team includes Michael, the Head of our Commercial Recoveries team. Contact him in confidence for a free, initial no obligation conversation.

Struggling with late payments and have tried chasing overdue invoices ourself?

Call us for a free discussion about how we can recover money owed to you

Call: 01244318131

Head of Department

Michael Richards - Hillyer McKeown

Michael Richards

Email Michael Richards

Mobile: 07443 800 908

What clients think about our service

“I have been extremely impressed with how quickly Hillyer McKeown recovered a large outstanding debt we had from a client. 

After a short 30 minute phone call and one email, Alan was on the case. With a day or so a letter had gone to our client.

10 days later we had the full amount recovered in our bank account!

I had previously pressed this client for 4 months and yet Alan was able to recover the full amount in just over a week and thanks to the Late Payment Act, it cost me ZERO. I’m extremely impressed with the results, professionalism and communication of HM and would have no issues recommending them.” Glenn, Get Velocity Ltd

“Hillyer McKeown are a fantastic firm. They dealt with our debtors in a professional manner, they regularly updated us and constantly tracked the debtor’s activity. They also provided clear concise advice about the process, which has been invaluable. Thanks again, your assistance has resulted in a 100% success rate!” Nick Scott, Senior Director, Ian Scott international

“We were recommended Hillyer McKeown by a close friend and have experienced an extremely high level of service. Our disputed funds were returned to us promptly, despite an extremely difficult situation for the business. During the whole process we felt well looked after, every step was carefully explained and our options always presented in terms we could readily understand. I would not hesitate in recommending Mike and the team to anyone in a similar situation and feel greatly relieved that they are at the end of the phone should we need any future assistance.” Rob, Founder, Leading Drinks Manufacturer

“Just to say a big thank you for your help, advice and support in recovering the recent debt. HM have provided us with an excellent and professional service this year with both clients and suppliers in recovering over £50K of outstanding debt.” Mike Lewis, Director, EIS Ltd

“I’ve been extremely satisfied with the diligence and vigour you’ve demonstrated in pursuing and recovering historic debts owing to our companies. Clients had been ignoring us or using delaying tactics. You’ve shown great tenacity to recover monies owing and in navigating us through legal approaches to obtain settlement.” Finance Director, National Building Contractor 

“Well what can I say. I am gob smacked that they have actually responded and paid the money! Thank you, we are really happy with the result.” Joanne Ward, Digtech UK Ltd

“I would like to thank you for the successful completion of the matter of debt collection, which you agreed to undertake for me. I was impressed by your competence, your efficiency and the manner in which you conducted the procedure.  The debtor was an “ awkward customer” but your dogged persistence, and won the day!  I very much appreciated the speed of communication between us, in that you were always able to answer any queries I had within 24 hours – sometimes within the same hour!” Landlord Client

“We are so pleased and relieved that the recovery issue is reaching it’s conclusion. As a small business, it has been a real drain mentally for a while. We wish that we had sought professional advice from you sooner – however hindsight is a wonderful thing! Thank you again for your help in this matter, I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone else.” Flooring Specialist Company, Shropshire

“We appointed Hillyer McKeown to help us with a commercial recoveries matter.  Mike and his team have proved to be extremely professional and approachable, taking time to explain the process at every step, and successfully deal with a stressful situation.  We will definitely continue to use Hillyer McKeown and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services.” Davies Partnership, Leading Design Consultants for Building Services