On 4 May 2021 KPMG LLP sold its UK Restructuring business to Interpath Ltd (trading as Interpath Advisory), a newly-formed company which is backed by H.I.G. Europe, the European affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, LLC. The office holders mentioned below have transferred from KPMG to Interpath Advisory and remain in office. Further details of the sale are available on the KPMG website here.

TCCT Retail Limited – in Liquidation

Joint Special Managers - Blair Nimmo, Jim Tucker and David Pike.

On 23 September 2019 the High Court appointed the Official Receiver as Liquidator of Thomas Cook Group Plc and certain of its subsidiaries.
Simultaneously, the Court has also appointed Special Managers to support the Official Receiver in carrying out its duties as Liquidator:

Appointment overview

- Blair Nimmo, Jim Tucker and David Pike of Interpath Advisory have been appointed Special Managers of TCCT Retail Limited, Thomas Cook Retail Limited, Travel & Financial Services Limited and Retail Travel Limited.

- Blair Nimmo, Jim Tucker and Mike Pink of Interpath Advisory have been appointed as Special Managers of The Freedom Travel Group Limited and Future Travel Limited.

- David Pike, Mike Pink and Ben Leith of Interpath Advisory were appointed as Special Managers of Thomas Cook Aircraft Engineering Limited.
Following his resignation from KPMG, Ben Leith has ceased to be a Special Manager of Thomas Cook Aircraft Engineering Limited with effect from 29 May 2020. Dave Pike and Mike Pink remain in office as Special Managers of Thomas Cook Aircraft Engineering Limited.

At the same time, AlixPartners have been appointed as Special Managers to a number of other Thomas Cook Group companies.

As a result of the liquidation, the Group, including the retail business, is being immediately wound down. Retail stores have been closed with immediate effect.


We confirm that the Special Managers, Official Receiver or anyone legitimately acting on their behalf will never ask for a fee to recover some or all the funds owed to you by any of the Thomas Cook Companies in liquidation. If you are approached by a third party and asked to pay a fee to help you recover your money from the Thomas Cook liquidations it is highly likely that a scam is being attempted. If you think that someone is attempting to scam or defraud you, you should do the following:

- report all fraudulent contact from individuals via Gov.uk
- report these approaches to Action Fraud

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) also publishes a list of known fraudulent claims management companies you can check online. However, if the company that has contacted you is not on the list it does not mean that they are not attempting to scam or defraud you.

Details of how to submit your claim for monies owed prior to liquidation on 23 September 2019 can be found in the “Supplier Frequently Asked Questions” document below under statutory notices and reports.

Important Information to Landlords – Expense Claims must be submitted by 14 September 2023

The Interpath Special Managers applied to Court for directions so that the Companies’ remaining assets can be distributed without needing to make provision for contingent claims by landlords in respect of potential liquidation expenses (being claims for the payment of a debt or liability as an expense of the winding up of the Companies in the manner provided for under English law, including pursuant to and within the meaning of Rule 7.108 of the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 (an "Expense Claim")).

Following the hearing of an application on 11 July 2023, the Court made an order imposing a bar date of 14 September 2023 (the "Bar Date") for the submission of further Expense Claims in the liquidation of the Companies. After 14 September 2023, the expiry of the Bar Date, you will not be able to make such an Expense Claim in the liquidation and if you have not made a claim before the Bar Date, you will lose your right to receive any distribution from the Companies in respect of your potential Expense Claim.

If you consider that you are still owed these amounts (or any other amounts) during the period of the licence please ensure that you send any outstanding invoices for sites occupied under licence by Hays Travel Limited to us immediately at TClandlords@interpathadvisory.com and in any event before the Bar Date of 14 September 2023. If you do not, you will lose your right to make an Expense Claim.

When submitting invoices, please ensure that you include all necessary payment instructions and/or bank account information

Please see our Final Request letter to landlords dated 31 July 2023 for further information.

The Official Receiver's Notice to Creditors and Reports to Creditors and Contributories

By the order of the court, the Official Receiver has made available the notice and report on the Thomas Cook Companies placed into liquidation on 23rd September 2019:

Official Receiver's notice to creditors
Thomas Cook creditor information sheet
Thomas Cook report to creditors
Currency conversion rates notice

The Liquidator has published an updated report to creditors as at 3 January 2024. This report provides an overview of the assets realised by each of the liquidation Companies and an indication of whether or not there is likely to be a distribution to creditors.

Thomas Cook Liquidator's Report to Creditors January 2024
Thomas Cook Liquidator's Report to Creditors April 2023
Thomas Cook Liquidator's Report to Creditors November 2021

This documentation will not be sent to Creditors and Contributories by post or email.
Thomas Cook Claims Site

In November 2021, the Liquidator and the Special Managers from both Interpath and AlixPartners (together, the Officeholders), launched the Thomas Cook Claims Site (the Claims Site), which can be accessed here.

The Officeholders have set up the Claims Site to allow creditors to add details of their claims, respond to queries from the Officeholders (if any) during the adjudication of their claims, and also to check for updates on the status of their claims.

Further information regarding the Claims Site and what this means for both new claimants and creditors who have previously submitted a claim to the Special Managers, as well as for employees, is set out in the guides below:

General Creditor and Distribution Information
Thomas Cook Claims Site - Information for Employees

Links to company specific websites:

Thomas Cook Retail Limited
Retail Travel Limited
Travel and Financial Services Limited
Future Travel Limited
The Freedom Travel Group Limited
Thomas Cook Aircraft Engineering Limited
Further information

Please note if you are a customer of Thomas Cook Group PLC please visit the dedicated Civil Aviation Authority website on www.thomascook.caa.co.uk or call 0300 303 2800 (if calling from the UK) and +44 1753 330 330 (if calling from outside the UK).

The UK government has announced a compensation scheme for Thomas Cook customers who have suffered Personal Injury. For further information relating to the scheme, please see the following link:


We have set up a dedicated email addresses for any queries to be submitted:

Employees: TCemployees@interpathadvisory.com
Landlords: TClandlords@interpathadvisory.com
Customers: TCcustomers@interpathadvisory.com
Trade creditors: TCtradecreditors@interpathadvisory.com

We will endeavour to respond to these enquiries as soon as possible.

Further information for employees

To help direct retained and former employee to the correct support channels please see the email addresses for HR queries and October payroll and expenses queries below:

> Retained staff HR queries: TCemployees@interpathadvisory.com

> Non-retained employee HR queries such as reference and P45 queries:
    > For KPMG Special Manager appointments to ERA Solutions at enquiries@era-solutions.co.uk.
    > For Alix Partner Special Manager appointments, non-retained colleagues should direct queries to Evolve at hello@evolveis.uk;

> October payroll queries (retained and non-retained employees) only: hrqueries@thomascook.com;

> October expenses queries (retained and non-retained employees) only: helen.richardson@thomascook.com;

> Redundant employees who wish to submit a claim relating to KPMG Special Manager appointments should contact ERA Solutions at enquiries@era-solutions.co.uk.

Specific information in relation to employees, such as Frequently Asked Questions, Job fair and vacancies information as well as details of an Employee Assistance Programme assistance that is available to employees is available below under statutory notices and reports.

Employee guidance can be found by following the link below:


BUPA has announced its intention to provide free confidential counselling on health or mental health issues as well as professional legal and financial advice to Thomas Cook employees affected by the liquidation of their employer. The leaflet provided by BUPA advising how to contact them can be found under statutory notices and reports.

Further helpful links


A copy of the winding up application for the Thomas Cook liquidations is available at www.thomascook.insolvency-kpmg.co.uk

Statutory notices and reports

Employee Frequently Asked Questions 
Northern Ireland Employee Frequently Asked Questions 
Jobs Fair information for Thomas Cook employees 
Supplier Frequently Asked Questions 
Supplier ROT Questionnaire 
PACE employment event (Glasgow) 
Latest Thomas Cook Employee Vacancies from DWP 
BUPA's Employee Assistance Programme 
Official Receiver's notice to creditors 
Thomas Cook creditor information sheet 
Thomas Cook report to creditors 
Currency conversion rates notice 
Thomas Cook creditor information sheet April 2021 
Thomas Cook Liquidator's Report to Creditors Nov 2021 
General Creditor and Distribution Information 
Thomas Cook Claims Site - Information for Employees 
FAQs for former employees about employment claims Nov 2021 
Thomas Cook Liquidator's Report to Creditors April 2023 
IMPORTANT - Final Request Letter to landlords - 31 July 2023 
Thomas Cook Liquidator’s Report to Creditors January 2024 
Privacy Notice - Interpath as a Controller 
Notice Of Intended Dividend - July 2024 

How to submit a claim

For details on how to submit a claim, please refer to the information provided above in relation to the Thomas Cook Claims Site.

What is the role of the Official Receiver?

In his role as liquidator, the Official Receiver is an officer of the court and is independent from government. The Official Receiver works for the Insolvency Service, which is an agency of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He is liquidator of the Company and his duties include realising assets, dealing with creditors' claims, and investigating the cause of failure.

The legal and practical consequence of liquidation is that the liquidator takes over the day-to-day control of the Company. In liquidation, the directors will have no continuing role in controlling and managing the Company.

The Official Receiver's priority will be to ensure the safe repatriation of the Company's customers who are overseas and wind-down the business, while also looking to achieve the best outcome for creditors.

What is the Special Managers' role?

The Special Managers were appointed by the High Court to support the Official Receiver in managing the affairs, business and property of the Company, in accordance with the powers and duties contained in the order appointing them.

The Special Managers act as agents of the Company, without personal liability.

The Special Managers of TCCT Retail Limited (in liquidation) are Blair Nimmo, Jim Tucker and David Pike.

Blair Carnegie Nimmo is authorised to act as insolvency practitioner by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. James Robert Tucker and David John Pike are authorised to act as insolvency practitioners by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

The Special Managers are bound by the Insolvency Code of Ethics.

The Officeholders may be Data Processors of personal data as defined by the Data Protection Act 2018. Personal data will be kept secure and processed only for matters relating to the appointment. For further information, please see our Privacy Policy.

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