Sharon is the Chief Executive Officer and heads the Business Law Team. She has worked in Business Law for the past 30 years. Prior to joining our Firm she spent 10 years practising in one of the ‘Top Ten City Law Firms’.
Sharon’s Business Law Team have excellent experience in all areas of Commercial Law including Company/Commercial, Commercial Property and Commercial Disputes.
Sharon enjoys the challenge of working with businesses in all sectors. Not only is she able to help and advise small start-up companies but has also acted on a building society merger involving ground breaking legal processes.
Tel: 01302 640 408
Sara is an experienced Employment Lawyer and deals with all aspects of Employment Law and Charity Law. Sara can advise on a wide range of employment and H.R matters for individual and private clients, public and third sector clients. Sara runs interactive HR Workshops for our business clients, providing invaluable information and updates. Sara is described in the Legal 500 as professional and down to earth. From small start-up companies to larger established companies Sara will tailor her approach to achieve the best outcome for each client.
Tel: 0114 399 0091
Louisa founded Benchmark when she realised there was gap in the market for a effective and ethical recruiter, that puts long term relationships first. In addition to leading Benchmark she is also Chair of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Council and is the first female to take this role. Louisa also sits on the advisory board for leadership development provider Common Purpose and is a trustee at Sheffield charity Whirlow Hall Farm.
Rebecca leads by example and has been the top performer at Benchmark for the last three years. In her role as Team Leader she manages a team of six consultants who all specialise in a vertical market. Rebecca’s main focus is on client retention and ensuring we meet expectations, she has a depth of recruitment expertise focused on nurturing talent and ensuring retention in the work place.
Rob wears two hats: Corporate Finance and Business Development. He has been with Knowles Warwick from the very beginning and has become an invaluable member of the team over the last 30 years. In that time, he has worked in every department and knows the business inside out, making him uniquely positioned to offer advice to clients. In 2016, he advised on a £3million management buyout for a client, for which he won an award, amongst numerous other finance deals.
When he's not helping our clients to find the funding they need to expand, he can be found networking with local businesses and entrepreneurs, building his network of connections in the South Yorkshire business and finance community.
Steve started Knowles Warwick back in 1985, and has brought the business through 30 years of ups and downs, to the successful position that it is in today. An Accountant by profession, he knows exactly what it takes to build your own business from the bottom up, and make it a success. Steve also appears at events as a speaker, sharing his knowledge and experience of running successful businesses, and helping clients to achieve their dreams and ambitions.
Steve was Connect Yorkshire’s Mentor of the Year in 2011, and in 2011 and 2012 was the President of the Sheffield and District Society of Chartered Accountants
Phil is Client Director with the Yorkshire office of Brown Shipley & Co, responsible for private clients and their families and charities. After completing his postgraduate studies he joined HSBC in 2004, where he held a number of positions advising clients including six years with the Yorkshire office of HSBC Private Bank. He is a Chartered Wealth Manager and Financial Planner and a Fellow by examination of the PFS, CII & CISI. He was shortlisted by Spears as Young Private Banker of the Year in 2013 and was also highlighted as an industry ‘Rising Star’ in 2014. Phil has worked with a wide range of Entrepreneurs and is familiar with many of the challenges faced by them and their families in fulfilling their hopes, dreams and aspirations.
Tel 0113 261 5439
David has over 16 years’ financial services experience and manages investment portfolios for private individuals, pensions, charities and trusts. He started his investment career in 2000 and worked for four years at a stockbroker in Leeds prior to joining Brown Shipley in 2004. David has experience of working with entrepreneurs and places the utmost importance upon building a close relationship with his clients and providing the highest quality of service.
Tel 0113 261 5436
Before becoming a recognised keynote speaker, sales trainer and sales improvement thought leader, Richard spent his career in sales management and leadership positions for learning and software technology companies. Throughout his career he has led both UK and global sales organisations to consistently out-perform expectations by selling, and helping others to sell, complex solutions. In 2011, Richard co-founded durhamlane with the aim to help commercial teams and organisations to become more profitable and transition towards developing performance cultures.
Luke joined durhamlane in 2013 as an experienced business development consultant. In his role at durhamlane he created qualified sales opportunities and explored new markets on behalf of their b2b clients across various industries. Luke’s professionalism and contagious energy let him move quickly to become a trainer and coach, breathing confidence into clients’ non-sales and sales staff alike, helping them to deepen their understanding of the sales process.
Scott Turner is a Partner at WPA who specialises in providing cover for companies. He helps businesses through the initial advice process ensuring that they have the correct policy to suit their needs, to the ongoing support required to manage their policy and assist with claims. He believes that a strong benefit package not only helps employers make sure they get the pick of employees at recruitment but can also help retain them.