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 Accounting for the past 16 years. He is a qualified accountant with over 25 years of 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 Accounting.

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.

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

Kevin Cross

Kevin Cross

Head of Payroll
Description

Kevin heads up our Payroll team with over 20 years of experience dealing with large volumes of payments to contractors across many different sectors.

Jodie Mace

Jodie Mace

Head of Compliance
Description

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 Accounting 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 Accounting 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.

Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith

Senior New Business Consultant
Description

Lisa joined ICS Accounting 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

Payroll Team Leader
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.