Meet the Team

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

ICS 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 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.

Agata Estkowska

Agata Estkowska

Head of Business Accounting
Description

Agata is our Head of Business Accounting, leading her team in supporting our SME clients with accountancy and business services. She is an ACA qualified accountant and holds a degree in Accounting and Financial Studies from the University of Central Lancashire. Agata has worked at a number of local practices and has extensive experience supporting businesses from sole traders to multi-million pound turnover companies. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise in accounting and tax.

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.

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.

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

ICS Management Team

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”.

Graeme Marshall

Graeme Marshall

SME Accountant
Description

Graeme joined ICS in 2016 having worked for a wealth management company for 3 years and achieving a first class honours degree in Accounting and Finance from UCLAN. Graeme works in the business accounting department and is responsible for helping to deliver a range of accountancy services to our business clients.

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.

Jenna Bateson

Jenna Bateson

Senior Payroll Administrator
Description

Tom Dunning-Lewis

Tom Dunning-Lewis

Marketing Executive
Description

Tom joined ICS in 2018 to take over the marketing and communications of the company. With a BA Business Management and Marketing degree from the University of Leeds, 4 years experience running his events company and working for a business development charity in Uganda, Tom was looking for a new challenge back in his home town

Reasons to Join ICS Accounting

17+ Years Experience
Contractor Insurances Included
Unlimited IR35 Reviews
Only £125+vat Per Month
Dedicated Contractor Accountant