Meet the Team
John has been the Managing Director of ICS for the past 8 years. He is a qualified accountant with over 20 years experience in a number of sectors, including Finance, Logistics, Recruitment and Contractor payroll.
John has been immersed in the contracting sector since 2003 and has developed a wide range of services specifically for contractors. John is a regular contributor to a range of leading industry publications and, as such, is a highly respected member within the contracting sector.
Over the past 17 years, John has held a number of Main Board Director positions with a number of organisations, and has an extensive amount of experience in running companies. John’s success comes down to his strong customer service ethos and a maintained focus on business growth through customer referrals and strategic partnerships.
Mark Gaywood has a wealth of commercial experience and has previously been a main board director at two international banks, at which he headed up their success of core banking, investment and fund administration companies.
Having spent 20 years working in the financial services industry, Mark has gained experience developing and establishing a range of companies across property, financial services and contracting services prior to becoming director at ICS.
At ICS, Mark takes an active role in shaping the strategic direction of the company, based on his previous experience across a range of sectors as well as an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the contracting sector.
CIMA qualified, Steve has 10 years’ experience in similar roles with significant commercial experience. He is responsible for all functions within ICS.
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Sarah has many years experience working in Payroll and has progressed to Payroll Manager since joining ICS in 2009. Sarah is qualified as an Advanced Payroll Practitioner with the CIPP.
First Job: Office Junior
Best place you’ve visited: Krakow
Best achievement to date: Buying my own home in 2012
Matthew joined ICS in June 2017, bringing more than 22 years’ Sales, Account Management, Sales Management, Recruitment and Training experience. He is responsible for managing the sales team and for business development activities for the business. Thirteen years exposure to the Energy industry working with Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and Power-Generation clients, Matthew has gained and demonstrated a solid understanding of the supply chain. He has a proven record in identifying, creating and realising opportunities within in a local, national and international environment across Operators, Contractors, and Service/Product providers.
Maggie Aston-Green, an ACA qualified accountant with extensive experience in providing accounting, taxation and external audit services leads the team providing accounting, taxation and business support services.
First Job: Saturday job at Woolworths
Best place you’ve visited: My second home – Acharavi, Corfu
Best achievement to date: Qualifying as a chartered accountant and becoming the younger member representative for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in the North West.
Fay is ACCA Qualified, with 5 years’ experience in the contractor accounting industry providing accounting and taxation support to clients in a variety of different sectors.
First Job: Waitress at a local restaurant
Best place you’ve visited: New York
Best achievement to date: Buying my own home in the countryside
Sam Price is ACA, ATT and AAT qualified accountant with broad experience in both accountancy practices and internal finance. Sam is motivated to help his clients grow their business through a proactive, bespoke approach to accountancy and taxation matters.
First Job: Saturday job at Halifax
Best place you’ve visited: Sri Lanka
Best achievement to date: Running Windermere Marathon – not the best choice for a first marathon!
In her role as a Senior New Business Consultant, it is Lisa's responsibility to ensure contractors are provided with the correct guidance and advice to enable them to select the appropriate payroll solution in light of current legislation and market conditions.
Lisa's knowledge of ICS, the associated legislation and the contractor marketplace is second to none thanks to her 7 years experience.
First Job: Marco’s fish & chip shop
Best place you’ve visited: Rio De Janeiro
Clark has an international background spanning 8 years in the recruitment industry and business development. His client-facing role at ICS involves working on new business opportunities and account managing ICS’s client relationships.
First Job: Subway Sandwich Artist
Best place you’ve visited: El Nido - Philippines
Best achievement to date: Opening my own table tennis club.
Amanda has 16 years of sales experience (with a background in recruitment) and 10 years experience in team development, sales training and delivering workshops. Amanda is responsible for new business development, liaison and service delivery for various clients.
First Job: Kitchen Porter, aged 14
Best place you’ve visited: I am spoilt for choice but I loved Colorado
Best achievement to date: Helping others gain confidence, achieve their goals and overcome limiting beliefs through my Performance Coaching Diploma
Nick has been in the payroll industry for 14 months now and has a track record of exceeding sales targets. His role is very much customer facing which includes developing relationships with new clients and account managing current ones.
First Job: Digital Marketing Adviser Add Media Group
Best place you’ve visited: Bahamas
Best achievement to date: On boarding the biggest client in the history of the Add Media Group.
Jodie joined ICS in 2013 and has quickly adapted in her role as Customer Service Manager. She has over 7 years of customer service experience and spent 3 years working abroad prior to that.
First Job: Working as a local waitress.
Best place you’ve visited: Las Vegas
Best achievement to date: I’ve met and danced for the Queen.