Meet Our Team

ICS Accounting has built a team with a range of experience across a number of sectors to offer a wide range of accountancy services.

ICS Accounting Directors

John Lyon

John Lyon

Managing Director
Description

John has been the Managing Director of ICS for the past 16 years. He is a qualified accountant with over 25 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 23 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.

Steve Cornwall

Steve Cornwall

Operations Director
Description

CIMA qualified, Steve has 15 years’ experience in similar roles with significant commercial experience. He is responsible for all functions within ICS.

ICS Accounting Senior Management Team

Maggie Lawson

Maggie Lawson

Head of Finance
Description

Maggie Lawson, 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.

Sian Corless

Sian Corless

Head of Payroll
Description

Sian joined the ICS team in 2018 as payroll administrator and has since been promoted to our Head of Payroll. Backed by a CIPP payroll qualification and over 8 years of industry experience supporting contractors and agencies, Sian oversees the ICS Payroll team. Sian ensures all of our employees are paid accurately and on time, establishing stringent procedures to safeguard our compliant status and managing the team of payroll administrators who liaise with our contractors and agency partners.

Dan Lovett-Horn

Dan Lovett-Horn

Head of Sales
Description

Dan has 20 years sales experience, working in the recruitment industry for fifteen of those years. Most recently he managed the UK operation for SWGR rail before returning to ICS as our Special Projects Manager and subsequently becoming our Head of Sales

Jodie Mace

Jodie Mace

Head of Compliance
Description

Jodie joined ICS in 2013, starting as customer service manager and has since progressed to Compliance Manager then Head of Compliance. Her knowledge of the industry is a key assist in ensuring we maintain our company ethos of “trust, care and compliance”.

Jodie is responsible for working alongside the senior management team, testing and auditing processes to ensure we retain our FCSA Accreditation as well as complying with all legislation and laws both now and in the future.

Nick Dagger

Nick Dagger

Head of Marketing
Description

Nick joined ICS in 2020 as Marketing Manager and brought with him a wealth of knowledge, skill and passion for business.

ICS Accounting Management Team

Tommy Nelson-Knight

Tommy Nelson-Knight

Management Reporting Accountant
Description

Tommy graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University, with a first class honours degree in Accountancy & Finance before joining ICS in June 2018. Tommy has progressed from the role of Accountant handling our client’s limited company accounts, to becoming our Management Reporting Accountant dealing with our internal accounts.

Sarah Pearson

Sarah Pearson

Accounting Manager
Description

Sarah joined ICS Accounting in 2016 shortly after graduating from Newcastle University, with an upper second class honours degree in Accountancy & Finance. Sarah has progressed from the role of Accountant to Accounting Manager and is currently managing the team of accountants using her four years’ worth of experience in accountancy. As well as supporting her team of accountants, she works closely with the clients to provide detailed and comprehensive advice.

Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith

Senior New Business Consultant
Description

Lisa joined ICS in 2010, starting as Business Development Executive and has since progressed to part of senior management assisting in managing the New Business Team. Her 15 years knowledge of the industry is extensive and key in ensuring the new business team are trained up correctly to provide our Employees and Clients with the right information and advice going forward. This is essential in retaining our FSCA member status and ethos of “Trust, Care and Compliance”.

Jenna Bateson

Jenna Bateson

Senior Payroll Administrator
Description

David Whiteside

David Whiteside

Accounting Manager
Description

David joined ICS accounting in 2014, initially starting in the role of a bookkeeper and has since progressed to Accounting Manager. His role consists of the day to day management of accountants as well as running his portfolio of clients. In the years since joining ICS Accounting, he has gained a wealth of knowledge in the sector which to guide the accountants and his clients through the ever-changing regulations of contractor accounting.

Reasons to Join ICS Accounting

18+ Years Experience
Benefit from our Insurances
ICS Benefits Portal
Competitive Margin
Dedicated Account Manager