KPMG LLP - KPMG Public Case Information

Thomas Cook Aircraft Engineering Limited – in Liquidation

Joint Special Managers - Mike Pink and David Pike

Former Joint Special Manager - Ben Leith

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 KPMG LLP 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 KPMG LLP have been appointed as Special Managers of The Freedom Travel Group Limited and Future Travel Limited.

- David Pike, Mike Pink and Ben Leith of KPMG LLP 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.

The Official Receiver's Notice to Creditors and Report 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

This documentation will not be sent to Creditors and Contributories by post or email.

Further information

Please note if you are a customer of Thomas Cook Group PLC please visit the dedicated Civil Aviation Authority website on 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 dedicated email addresses for any queries to be submitted:


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:

> Non-retained employee HR queries such as reference and P45 queries:
    > For KPMG Special Manager appointments to ERA Solutions at
    > For Alix Partner Special Manager appointments, non-retained colleagues should direct queries to Evolve at;

> October payroll queries (retained and non-retained employees) only:;

> October expenses queries (retained and non-retained employees) only:;

> Redundant employees who wish to submit a claim relating to KPMG Special Manager appointments should contact ERA Solutions at

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

Statutory notices and reports

UPDATED Employee Frequently Asked Questions 
Northern Ireland Employee Frequently Asked Questions 
Supplier Frequently Asked Questions 
Supplier ROT questionnaire 
Jobs Fair information for Thomas Cook employees 
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 
Ben Leith - Sealed Order - cessation of office 

How to submit a claim

If you have amounts due to you from the Company as at the date of appointment, you can register a claim by completing a proof of debt form.

Please send your completed proof of debt form, together with supporting documentation, by email to the case contact or by post to:

Thomas Cook Aircraft Engineering Limited – in Liquidation
15 Canada Square
London E14 5GL

Supporting documentation for your claim includes invoices, statements of account, proofs of delivery, contracts or any other relevant information.

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 Thomas Cook Aircraft Engineering Limited (in liquidation) are David Pike and Mike Pink.
Following his resignation from KPMG, Ben Leith has ceased to be Special Manager of Thomas Cook Aircraft Engineering Limited with effect from 29 May 2020.

David John Pike and Michael Robert Pink 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 are 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.

Contact Us

Guy Walker
Case contact

Case Manager

Useful Information