About us

About Fervor

A licensed insolvency practitioner who will address your most critical financial priorities.

Fervor is a specialist advisory firm & licensed insolvency practitioner based on the Kapiti Coast and working with businesses throughout New Zealand.

From insolvency advice to business development to help your business grow, we are a licensed insolvency practitioner offering personalised and sound advice to every client in the Greater Wellington Region and beyond.

If you are facing insolvency in New Zealand and need advice or help with your company recovery, or you need help with forensic accounting to deal with an irregularity, get in touch with Fervor to benefit from our specialist knowledge. Fervor offers a free consultation for every client in order to fully understand your situation before moving forward

Our Vision

To work with integrity and respect to all who seek our help to grow their business or move into stronger financial sustainability. 


Our Mission

To add value to all stakeholders in business, through respect and taking time to understand first, when individuals or companies are in financial distress or want to move to a better financial position.


Our Strategies

Our Mission and Vison are achieved due to our boutique business nature, made up of skilled team members working one on one with businesses. 

Let’s help you!

business health check

We can do an independent analysis of your business, including the 7 pillars of business –  governance, strategy, systems, people management, finance management, operations and marketing – to provide you with honest and practical feedback.

Do you want to be sure your business is set up in the best way possible for future growth and success?

Let's help you!

We are dedicated to supporting you

john scutter

john scutter

consulting director

I am a qualified Chartered Accountant (Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand) with a BCA, MBA and GCLAW from Victoria University, and with more than 25 years of practical business experience in dealing with SMEs. I am also a licensed insolvency practitioner and have gained a qualification as a specialist forensic accountant with CANZ.

I have run my own accounting practice and worked with many small to medium size businesses and individual clients across a range of industries.  

I completed my MBA in 2011, then I embarked on a new direction to start Fervor to specialise in strategic business and insolvency advice. This has allowed me to focus on assisting individuals and SME businesses, in financial distress.

I also enjoy working with businesses that want to grow and look for positive ways to enhance their position in the market.

Our business has grown steadily, with positive feedback from clients. It can be difficult to know how to make changes to your business, particularly when you’re working in it on a daily basis. By having me look at a situation from an independent perspective, it can sometimes be a matter of only making small changes that can result in quite a difference to a business or individual’s outcome.

Please contact me on 021 898 029, email me at john@fervor.co.nz or get in touch via LinkedIn to discuss your individual needs and how I can assist you. 

keri bowen

keri bowen

insolvency manager

I joined the Fervor team in 2015 following my move to the Kapiti Coast from the Manawatu. I am the Insolvency Manager and I also assist John in a variety of assignments ranging from small to large Company Liquidations and Receiverships, Creditor Compromises, Personal Insolvency matters and Business Restructures and Recovery. I really enjoy my role and love the diversity that it brings.

Prior to joining the Fervor team, I was working as a Legal Secretary and have previously worked in legal offices since finishing school. I have understaken studies to be a Registered Legal Executive through the New Zealand Law Society.

I am a friendly and approachable person who has a strong passion for helping people.

Please feel free to send me an email keri@fervor.co.nz to see how Fervor can best assist you.

Bev raynor

Bev raynor


Bev joined the Fervor team in 2018 as our Administrator. Bev is involved in a variety of tasks with our liquidations and other insolvency engagements and is a great support. Bev undertook her own studies in 2020 to become a qualified Accountant to which she has now completed her study and graduated in May 2021. Bev holds specialised knowledge of bankruptcy & financial supervision together with widespread experience in office & account management.

Please feel free to send me an email at bev@fervor.co.nz to see how Fervor can best assist you.



business health check

We can do an independent analysis of your business, including the 7 pillars of business –  governance, strategy, systems, people management, finance management, operations and marketing – to provide you with honest and practical advice.

forensic accounting analysis

In some cases, financial irregularities can be very difficult to uncover or prove. Fervor’s specialist forensic accounting service combines accounting and investigative skills to uncover issues such as employee fraud and disputes over asset acquisitions.

company restructuring

If your business is in trouble, a company recovery plan could rescue it before you are forced to close. Fervor can review your business and offer actionable solutions such as a Creditors’ Compromise which can avoid putting companies in liquidation.


Going through insolvency can be stressful, but we can help to make things a little bit easier. Being a fully licensed insolvency practitioner, we can help you draw up a plan to work through liquidation including a schedule for dealing with creditors.


Why Choose Us

When you choose Fervor to deal with your insolvency, or help you with business development you get:

Expert Advice

The team at Fervor are experts in business insolvency in NZ and offer qualified advice backed by knowledge and experience.

Practical Approach

Fervor offers practical solutions that take into account the needs of your business, employees, clients and creditors. Our aim is to give you solutions that you can really action.

Tailored Solutions

As a small firm with a balanced workload, Fervor is able to offer personal service and solutions that meet your exact needs rather than taking a one size fits all approach.

No Judgement

Our team aren’t here to judge your situation. Fervor is here to listen and assess your requirements and then offer the right advice.