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Who are Bristow & Sutor?

Bristow & Sutor is an enforcement agency specialising in local authority debt recovery. They have been established since 1977 and are based in Redditch, Worcestershire.

Their full company name is Bristow and Sutor, registered office: Bartleet Road, Washford, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0FL.

How to contact Bristow & Sutor?

Bristow & Sutor telephone number:

0330 390 2010


WhatsApp/Text Message:

07860 078 251





Bristow & Sutor postal address:

Bartleet Road, Washford, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0FL.

Can you help me deal with Bristow & Sutor?

Yes. However, this does depend on the type of debt owed. Here at PennyPlan we specialise in helping people dealing with their debt problems. We offer a holistic approach to debt solutions and will only ever discuss options that are relevant to you based on your own financial circumstances.

We have helped many customers deal with debt collectors, including Bristow & Sutor. We guide our clients on their journey to get them the desired resolution, with some even writing off a percentage of the debt they owe.

Are Bristow & Sutor legitimate?

Yes, Bristow & Sutor are a legitimate company. They are authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) to collect debts on behalf of their clients.

This means they must abide by all laws set out to credit providers in the UK. These rules establish the minimum standards that companies like Bristow & Sutor must meet to be considered trustworthy debt collectors.

Who do Bristow & Sutor collect debts for?

Bristow & Sutor are a debt collector who recover outstanding debts such as Council Tax, Non-Domestic Rates and Penalty Charge Notices such as parking fines on behalf of local authorities.

Why are Bristow & Sutor contacting me?

Bristow & Sutor are contacting you because they are trying to obtain money owed in unpaid debt. If you owe money to your local council, whether for council tax or unpaid parking fines, and the council weren’t able to collect this, they will have passed that debt onto Bristow & Sutor, who will now proceed with the debt recovery process themselves. This can often be a confusing time as you might not be familiar with the debt collector company name.

If you are worried about dealing with Bristow & Sutor, then let us help you with them.

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How will Bristow & Sutor get in touch with me?

Bristow & Sutor will contact you by phone, mail, or email to try and negotiate a repayment plan for your debt.

What should I do if Bristow & Sutor are contacting me?

If Bristow & Sutor are contacting you, the first thing you should do is take impartial advice from a specialist in dealing with debt collectors like PennyPlan. We will take you through a short telephone consultation to understand your situation from a neutral point of view, we can help you understand whether you are liable to pay the debt and help you understand what options you have to repay towards this debt, if you can afford it.

The important thing to remember with ourselves is we are on your side. We will take you through a process known as an income & expenditure to understand fully your financial situation and then we will talk to you about which options are available to you to take care of your debts.

How to deal with Bristow & Sutor?

Don’t ignore the problem as it won’t go away. If a debt collector like Bristow & Sutor is involved the issue needs dealing with. The first thing to understand, is that you do actually owe the money you are being chased for. It is up to Bristow & Sutor to prove that this is the case.

This should be proven by them providing the original credit agreement with your signature on it. You can request this either over the phone if you do decide to take their call or if you would rather not speak to them you can also send this request off in writing to them.

It is very important when you communicate with them if you do so by post, you should type your name instead of signing it. This is so you do not provide them with a new copy of your signature, and they can only provide this if they do have an original credit agreement proving you owe the debt.

If you do not owe the debt, you should receive communication from Bristow & Sutor to state they have dropped this claim against you and they will no longer be chasing you regarding this debt.

If you do genuinely owe the debt, then you should look at ways to pay it back and we can help you explore your options as there are a number of different ways to do so depending on eligibility.

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Can Bristow & Sutor take me to court?

Yes. If you ignore your unpaid debt or refuse to come to a payment arrangement with Bristow & Sutor, it’s possible that they will take you to court. In this scenario, debt collectors will usually seek a County Court Judgement against you. Any debt collector can take you to court if you owe them money however, there are strict legal processes in place which they must follow before it would get to that stage.

Initially, they are required to send you a warning letter, typically in the form of a default notice, to inform you of their intention to take legal action. It is crucial to take prompt action upon receiving a default notice to prevent the situation from escalating. A default can harm your credit score.

Once a default notice has been issued, and only after that, a debt collection agency can serve you with a claim form. Subsequently, a County Court Judgment (CCJ) may be issued against you, which will remain on your credit report for a duration of seven years.

We would always recommend getting in touch with the debt collector before it gets to this stage to see if you can deal with things before they escalate any further. We can help you deal with this process, and we can discuss which debt solutions can offer legal protection which will stop legal proceedings if they have not already too far gone. The key part of this process is speaking with us as soon as possible to see what options you have.

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Do HMRC use Bristow & Sutor?

HMRC currently don’t use Bristow and Sutor to collect on their behalf, however this could always change in the future.

Does Bristow & Sutor affect credit score?

A lot of clients ask us the same question. If you are being contacted by Bristow & Sutor this is because you have not kept up with your agreed repayments. Therefore, a single late or missed payment may impact your credit score in a negative manner.

Furthermore, if Bristow & Sutor obtains a County Court Judgement (CCJ) against you for the debt they are collecting, it will be recorded on your credit file and could impact your ability to obtain credit in the future.

Although this will drag your credit score down, all hope is not lost. There are a number of things you can do over time to try to offset the impact this has. If you would like to discuss your options and talk about how we can help with a debt solution click ‘Contact Us Now’ below to arrange a call.

Still unsure or want to know more?

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At PennyPlan we understand that every financial situation is different, and approach every customer with the care and individuality that they deserve.

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