About Us

Who are we?

CRS was established back in 2010 as Contract Recovery Solutions by Tim Shore an experienced Quantity Surveyor and his father Wayne, an experienced and well respected banker. Tim has worked for large contractors such as Gleeson and Bowmer & Kirkland as well as undertaking project management consultancy.

Contract Recovery Solutions started as a construction debt recovery business acting mainly for Insolvency Practitioners and lenders, but over a short period of time it has grown significantly into other areas including commercial debt recovery, credit control, Legal Claims Management and more.

Our philosophy has always been to provide services which complement:

  1. Our specialism within the construction and contract sectors and/or;
  2. Our close working relationships with the insolvency profession and lenders

Consequently we have diversified into providing finance for construction companies, offering commercial debt recovery services across other industries and providing restructuring and rescue finance. We also now offer advisory services in addition to our recovery services and legal claims realisations.

Meet Our wonderful team...

Tim Shore

Managing Director

Meet Tim, CRS Managing Director.

After receiving a degree in Quantity Surveying at Sheffield Hallam University, Tim started his professional career in 2000 working as an experienced Quantity Surveyor for large contractors such as Gleeson and Bowmer & Kirkland.

In 2010 Tim took the leap to start Contract Recovery Solutions, with his father Wayne, and has spent the past 10+ years building up a trusted and professional debt recovery team.

Outside of work, Tim likes to spend time with his 2 boys, which includes taking them to Sheffield Wednesday games. He has also recently bought a farm and has 2 horses, a pig, 2 dogs and 2 cats (and counting).

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Siobhan Smith

Director - Started in 2010

Meet Siobhan, CRS Director.

Siobhan started working at CRS just a few months after opening in 2010. Following a long stint as Office Manager, Siobhan has become one of the Directors with the responsibilities of the company finance and HR taking up a bulk of her time.

Siobhan is a mum to 2 boys and the cutest Frenchie! In her spare time, she loves to stay fit by playing netball 3 times a week and attending body combat classes. She definitely has the best muscles in the office.

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Charlie Myers

Head of Sales and Marketing - Started in 2017

 Meet Charlie, CRS Head of Sales & Marketing.

Charlie has been working at CRS for 6 years. He spends most of his working time travelling up and down the UK to attend meetings and networking events which includes lots of early mornings & late nights.

Charlie is a massive foodie and enjoys both finding different restaurants and also cooking at home. He also loves staying fit by going on walks. You will definitely see him pacing up and down the office, trying to get his steps in, whilst on a sales call.

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Holly Askey-Wiggett

Sales and Marketing Executive - Started in 2019

Meet Holly, CRS Sales & Marketing Executive. 

Holly started at CRS as an apprentice and has since received her level 3 qualification in digital marketing and now works in both sales and marketing. She has recently taken over responsibility of planning networking events, which she loves.  

When Holly isn’t working, you can find her jetting off on a city break or going out with the girls. She also loves to spoil her Yorkshire Terrier, Milo.

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Ellen Burniston

Head of Collections - Started in 2012

Meet Ellen, CRS Head of Collections.

Ellen joined CRS in 2012 after studying Level 3 Business & Administration at Sheffield City College. Ellen takes on some of our most challenging debts whilst also managing her team. In 2018, Ellen received a level 4 NVQ diploma in Business Administration.   

When Ellen isn’t chasing debts, she enjoys going on holidays in the UK and abroad. She won’t turn down an opportunity to socialise as long as food and alcohol is involved – especially vodka, lime & soda.

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Mark Farrell

Collections Manager - Started in 2017

Meet Mark, CRS Collections Manager.

Mark joined CRS in 2017 following jobs in the general debt recovery sector at Largo & Capita. He has since become one of our construction debt specialists.

When Mark isn’t at work he’s likely attending Sheffield Wednesday matches with his dad or watching films and TV shows with his family. Mark loves to get away to Southwold a few times a year and often goes camping (with mixed success).

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Margaret Dunne

Collections Manager - Started in 2019

Meet Margaret, CRS Collections Manager.

Margaret started working at CRS 3 years ago and has over 30 years’ experience in the financial industry. Margaret also has a City & Guilds Diploma in Debt Recovery.

In Margaret’s spare time, she enjoys spoiling her 6 grandchildren as well as attending fitness classes and maintaining her garden.

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Dave Webb

Sales Executive - Started in 2020

Meet Dave, CRS Sales Executive.

Dave has been with CRS for 2 years. Dave’s main role is collecting data from The Gazette and emailing potential new clients.

In Dave’s spare time, he enjoys drinking coffee (with biscuits of course) and he also helps run his local Laryngectomy support group, The Oldham Quiet Ones. We call him “Uncle Dave”.


The CRS Group now comprises of

Contract Recovery Solutions

Construction and contract debt recovery and advisory services, together with project management

CRS Debt Recovery

Commercial debt recovery, credit control and advisory services

Stepping Stone Finance

Rescue and restructuring finance

We believe that Contract Recovery Solutions offers a unique blend of services to lenders, business and insolvency practitioners and we have built up an excellent reputation with our clients. CRS are based in Sheffield but we offer our services across the UK.

FREE Initial Review

Contract Recovery Solutions provides a FREE initial review of the ledger, detailing the total amount of book debts, work in progress and retentions outstanding from each debtor and a predicted recovery based upon the information provided and the status of the company.

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