City accountancy business strengthens team

by Gary West


ICS has made four new appointments into top roles within its company.

Sam Price, Nick Foster, Matthew Blane and Clark Ross
Sam Price, Nick Foster, Matthew Blane and Clark Ross

The contractor accountancy firm, based in Lancaster, has added four senior managers to its team.

Matthew Blane is the new head of sales, Sam Price will be corporate account manager, and Nick Foster and Clark Ross join as business partnership managers.

The recruitment is a key part of ICS’ offering of accounting and administration services for small and medium sized enterprises.

Matthew Blane has 22 years’ experience across all aspects of sales, and he will lead a team of 12.

Mr Blane said: "ICS has a great reputation within the industry which is built on providing compliant solutions and service, both of which are core to my values.

"I have seen ICS grow from strength to strength and the foundation that has been created is something I was keen to be a part of. I am looking forward to the challenge ahead."

Mr Price said: "ICS is not a traditional accountancy practice. We approach things differently with our client relationships. We are personal and proactive. It is that personal aspect and going above and beyond what is expected that means we can offer something different.

"I am passionate about helping local businesses grow."

Mr Foster said: "The aspect of the role I enjoy most is finding leads and winning new business to grow our customer base.

"It is equally important to manage existing relationships and nurture our existing clients though".

Mr Ross added: "I was impressed by ICS at the interview stage for my role. I could tell it was a business that matched my desire and drive and I was sold on the company culture."

The managing director of ICS, John Lyon, said: "The combined experience of Matthew, Sam, Nick and Clark will certainly bolster the business development side of ICS.

"They will all play key roles in driving the company forward in our plans to spread the word about our strengthened services."

Established in 2002, ICS provides accountancy, administration and payroll services to contractors, freelancers and small businesses across the UK, and currently employs 40 people from the bay area.

Friday, August 11, 2017 at 8:37AM
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