Chloe Banyard,

Senior Associate

Telephone: 01603 251 718

Email: chloe.banyard@externalservices.com

Chloe qualified with the Association of Accounting Technicians in June 2015 and provides financial controller services to various client companies.

She is now studying to qualify with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). As a company lead she is responsible for the entire bookkeeping and accountancy function for each of her companies including completing VAT returns, bank reconciliations, production of cash flows and management accounts.

Chloe previously worked in the housing and agricultural sectors including working for Nidera, a large grain merchant and Circle Housing, one of the UK’s largest affordable housing providers.

Caroline Barnes,

Senior Associate

Telephone: 01603 251 564

Email: caroline.barnes@externalservices.com

Caroline provides portfolio management services, accounting and financial controller services to our clients.

Caroline is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in business.  Caroline qualified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in 1997 while working at PKF Chartered Accountants (now BDO UK LLP).   Since then Caroline has been a Financial Controller for a number of small & medium sized businesses in tourism, property and more recently the waste services sector.

Caroline has previously worked at Porvair Plc, The UK Holiday Group Ltd, Targetfollow Group Ltd and Just Hire UK Ltd (part of Reconomy Ltd).

Sally Challinor,

Senior Legal Advisor

Telephone: 01603 418 644

Email: sally.challinor@externalservices.com

Sally is a commercially focused property and environmental transactional lawyer with over 20 years’ experience.

Her extensive experience as a property lawyer means that she can advise on a diverse range of real estate transactions from small scale developments to prestigious public sector projects. Sally is ranked as a leading individual in the Legal 500 and has worked on deals ranging from £50,000 to £500 million.

Sally previously worked at Eversheds and Mills & Reeve.

Jo Clayton,

Senior Legal Advisor

Telephone: 01603 418 644

Email: jo.clayton@externalservices.com

Jo is a 16 year PQE commercial solicitor with extensive in-house experience.

She advises on a variety of commercial contracts, including in the areas of procurement, IT, distribution, outsourcing, licensing and the varied aspects of print and digital publishing. Jo also advises on intellectual property and data protection issues. Her time as an in-house lawyer in a fast moving, cost efficient media organisation ensures that she concentrates on the real issues when dealing when advising clients.

Jo studied Biology at Nottingham University before taking part in an expedition in Bolivia to study the Giant Otter. From there, she went on to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science at Nottingham University and then studied law at Chester College of Law. Jo qualified as a solicitor with Eversheds in 2000.  At Eversheds she advised a variety of spin-off entities to large multinationals on intellectual property and commercial law matters, before moving to the commercial department of Osborne Clarke.

Jo then spent 11 years as an in-house solicitor at Future PLC (including two years heading up the legal team) and completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property at Bristol University.

Tom Dodge,

Senior Associate

    Telephone: 01603 251 551

    Email: tom.dodge@externalservices.com

    Tom provides financial controller services to various client companies.

    He is an AAT qualified accountant and acts as company lead for portfolio companies in the renewable and energy sector. He started his accountancy career in the hospitality industry in 2008. As a company lead he is responsible for the entire bookkeeping and accountancy function for each of his companies including completing VAT returns, bank reconciliations, production of cash flows and management accounts.

    Tom previously worked for a large international hotel chain.

John Faulks,

Senior Legal Advisor

Telephone: 01603 418 644

Email: john.faulks@externalservices.com

John is a commercial lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in a variety of roles in private practice, the not-for-profit sector and in-house as General Counsel. He advises on a wide range of commercial law.

He was General Counsel at Solarcentury for 15 years, from start-up in the UK to a £200m turnover group active across 4 continents. This gives him a deep knowledge of what it takes to make renewable energy projects commercially successful and what it takes to keep a fast growth company profitable. John has previously worked for Clifford Chance, S J Berwin and was General Counsel at the RSPB for 6 years.

He has particular experience of: renewable energy projects, at utility, commercial and residential scales; construction and supply chain contracts; sales, marketing, distribution and licensing agreements; contract manufacturing and commercialising innovation and joint ventures.

Billy French,

Managing Director

Telephone: 01603 418 644
Email: billy.french@externalservices.com

Billy is the founder and Managing Director of External Services. He read law at the University of Hull and trained as a lawyer before qualifying as a chartered company secretary. He provides commercial, corporate and construction law advice.

He has over 15 years of experience in the oil & gas, renewable energy and civil construction sectors, together with recent experience in the banking and finance sector. He has held key positions within the businesses of previous employers and has negotiated multi-million pound construction contracts for onshore and offshore projects in the UK and several foreign jurisdictions including the USA, Mexico, Malaysia, Libya and Qatar.

Billy has previously worked at FTSE 100 company Severn Trent plc, SLP Engineering Ltd and Triodos Bank N.V.

Naomi Hawkins,

Senior Legal Advisor

Telephone: 01603 418 644

Email: naomi.hawkins@externalservices.com

Naomi is a commercial contracts specialist with 9 years’ experience practising as a qualified solicitor in both private practice and industry. Naomi advised on all types of commercial contracts as well as other areas of commercial law including data protection, competition law and consumer credit.

Naomi studied languages at the University of East Anglia before working in France for two years, for international law firm Linklaters LLP. She then completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course and qualified as a Solicitor in 2007.

Naomi previously worked for Linklaters LLP, Mills & Reeve LLP, Aviva PLC and Fendercare Marine Limited (part of James Fisher & Sons PLC).

Lauren Jenkins,

Associate

Telephone: 01603 251 561

Email: lauren.jenkins@externalservices.com

Lauren provides financial controller services to various client companies, together with wider property, insurance and administrative support.

She has over 5 years of experience providing administration support to a large team of property portfolio managers and also assists with our risk management services. As a company lead she is responsible for the entire bookkeeping and accountancy function for each of her companies including completing VAT returns, bank reconciliations, production of cash flows and management accounts.

Lauren previously worked for Targetfollow Group Ltd, Heatrae Sadia and spent time in Australia working for several different companies including Universal Music Group.

Juste Milciute-Karbonske,

Senior Associate

Telephone: 01603 415 150

Email: juste.milciute@externalservices.com

Juste read law and management at University in Lithuania and is currently studying for the ACCA professional qualifications. She provides bookkeeping, management and legal support to our clients.

As part of her degree she spent her final year at Kingston University in London as part of the Erasmus exchange programme, before going on to complete the Legal Secretaries Diploma in the UK. She speaks fluent Lithuanian, English and some Russian

Juste previously worked in the agricultural chemicals industry.

Matt Leggett,

Chartered Accountant

Telephone: 01603 251 745

Email: matt.leggett@externalaccounts.com

Matt is the Managing Director of External Accounts, Chartered Accountants, a sister company to External Services. He provides bookkeeping, accountancy and tax services to a broad range of clients.

He is a Chartered Accountant with 19 years of experience in the small and medium entity sector. He qualified with the Association of Accounting Technicians in 2003 and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in 2007.

Matt previously worked for Lovewell Blake LLP and Price Bailey LLP, both of which are within the top 40 firms in the UK.

Julie Marquiss,

Head of Secretariat

Telephone: 01603 251 557

Email: julie.marquiss@externalservices.com

Julie leads our Secretariat team and has over 30 years’ experience providing company secretarial services.

She deals with routine compliance matters and ad hoc projects, such as the incorporation of new entities, restructuring and dissolution of companies.

Julie has previously worked at KPMG, TMF Group and Grant Thornton and counts household names amongst her client list.

Sam Poulter,

Corporate Paralegal

Telephone:     01603 251 567

Email:              sam.poulter@externalservices.com

Sam provides legal support services after graduating from the University of East Anglia with a 2:1 degree in law.  He is responsible for drafting and interpreting legal documentation, carrying out legal research and provides ongoing data room management and transaction support services.

Sam previously worked as a Welfare Rights Representative, where he advised clients, managed their welfare benefit appeals and acted as their advocate at First-Tier Tribunal level.

Ali Robinson,

Senior Associate

Telephone: 01603 415 118

Email: ali.robinson@externalservices.com

Ali read international relations at Loughborough University, from where she joined the RAF and achieved the rank of Flight Lieutenant. She provides portfolio management services to our clients.

Ali joined External Services in 2012 and has experienced many of the different types of services that we provide and has particular expertise in our Secretariat and Accountancy services.

She is currently training to become a chartered company secretary.

Myles Scrancher,

Quantity Surveyor

Telephone: 01603 418 644

Email: myles.scrancher@externalservices.com

An award winning Chartered Quantity Surveyor with 17 years multi industry experience across the UK, Netherlands, Norwegian sector and the Southern North Sea (SNS). Myles has a proven track record of providing highly specialised, bespoke and tailored commercial and contractual solutions delivering measurable results for both contractors and clients. Myles has undertaken many bespoke specialist commercial management, cost auditing and contract management roles for national contractors and international blue chip clients on high profile Nuclear New Build, Rail, on and offshore EPC Oil & Gas contracting and heavy civil engineering projects.

Myles qualified with a first class honours degree in Quantity Surveying from Anglia Ruskin University winning the RICS Eastern Region prize for excellence in the surveying field. In 2011 Myles was leading a team that gained an international award from the CFO at Shell for providing strategy, innovation and efficiencies within the ONEgas Supply Chain. Myles is a Chartered member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb) specialising in construction adjudication.

Key Services provided by Myles include:

a) Contract Compliance & Cost Auditing services specialising in NEC3 (all standard forms of contract covered JCT, LOGIC, ICE/ ICC)
b) Contract review and Commercial/ Contract Management strategy implementation.
c) Package contract / subcontract tendering, negotiation, clarification and drafting.
d) Risk Management advice.
e) Claims, variation and dispute resolution services
f) All core Quantity Surveying and contract administration tasks including assembly or assessment of Applications for Payment, Final Accounts, cost reporting and forecasting.

Tim Wright,

Senior Associate

Telephone:     01603 251 562

Email:              tim.wright@externalservices.com

Tim is a management accountant with 13 years’ experience in providing management information and bookkeeping services to larger global organisations as well as smaller local businesses.  He spent several years’ working within the energy sector, where he managed the finance function for business within the UK and overseas.  He is currently studying CIMA.

Tim previously worked for TEAM Energy Resources and Winsor Bishop.