The Purnells Team

The Importance of People

Chris Parkman BSc Hons, MABRP, MIPA, ACCA, Insolvency Practitioner

Chris Parkman is the Managing Director of all of Purnells Insolvency Practitioners offices & currently resides in Dorchester. 

Chris will be variously found at Purnells' offices based in Penryn (near Falmouth), Truro or Dorchester.

Chris joined Purnells after graduating from Warwick University with an honours degree in Mathematics and Philosophy. He then qualified as a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner with The Insolvency Practitioners Association. Chris is also a Certified Chartered Accountant with the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.

The very first insolvency appointment taken by Chris was of an Italian based company and since then he has taken numerous insolvency appointments as Administrator or Liquidator of companies throughout the Midlands, London and the South West.

Chris can be contacted by email on chris@purnells.co.uk

Lisa Alford MABRP, MIPA, Insolvency Practitioner


Lisa Alford is a qualified Licensed Insolvency Practitioner who moved to Cornwall from Wales in March 2009.

She joined the firm in February 2001 and first qualified with CPI (Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency) in June 2004.

Lisa then successfully passed the Joint Insolvency Examination Board (JIEB) Examinations at the November 2008 sitting and takes insolvency appointments as Liquidator, Administrator, Supervisor and Trustee.

Lisa is a member of R3 - The Association of Business Recovery Professionals.

Lisa is based at the Penryn office (near Falmouth) and can be contacted by email on: lisa@purnells.co.uk

Jodie Bishop


Jodie joined Purnells as the office administrator and  company cashier in May 2008 and later became an insolvency case handler for Section 1003 Applications, Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVA's) and Members' Voluntary Liquidations (MVL's).

After returning to work following her maternity leave in 2013, Jodie took on the role as Personal Assistant to the Managing Director, Chris Parkman.

In early 2019, Jodie took a step back from day to day case handling to focus more on her general office administration duties and assists all case handlers with their day to day administration on their cases, as and when she can.

Jodie is based at the Penryn office (near Falmouth) and can be contacted by email on: jodie@purnells.co.uk

Kerry Lycett



Kerry joined Purnells in March 2009 as the office accounts administrator and assistant case handler.

Kerry later became the firm's Practice Manager in 2010 and is now one of our senior insolvency case handlers for Bankruptcy cases and Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVA's). She specialises in the company's accounts, auditing, case closures and Human Resource (HR).

Kerry holds a City & Guilds Level 3 Bookkeeping qualification to her name which she obtained in 2015.

Kerry is based at the Penryn office (near Falmouth) and can be contacted by email on: kerry@purnells.co.uk

Elizabeth (Liz) Norcutt




Elizabeth (Liz) joined Purnells as an office administrator in January 2013 after successfully obtaining a Diploma in Administration & A-Level in Business Studies at Helston Community College.

Liz later progressed as an insolvency case handler and is now one of our senior case handlers specialising in the daily administration of Creditors Voluntary Liquidation's (CVL's). 

Liz is based at the Penryn office (near Falmouth) and can be contacted by email on: elizabeth@purnells.co.uk

Helen Partington



Helen joined the Purnells team initially as an office administrator in August 2015.

Helen has since progressed to become an insolvency case handler dealing with the daily administration of Members Voluntary Liquidation's (MVL's) and Section 1003 Applications. 

Helen hopes to study for her Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI) next year.

Helen is based at the Penryn office (near Falmouth) on Monday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's and can be contacted by email on: helen@purnells.co.uk

Jake Goosey




Jake joined Purnells in March 2018 as an insolvency case handler and after much studying, in 
November 2019 he successfully passed his Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI).

Jake currently deals with the daily administration of Creditors Voluntary Liquidation's (CVL's) and Administrations. 

Jake is based at the Penryn office (near Falmouth) and can be contacted by email on: jake@purnells.co.uk

Toby Lake




Toby joined Purnells in November 2018 as an insolvency case handler and currently 
deals with the daily administration of Creditors Voluntary Liquidation's (CVL's), Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVA's), Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVA's), Bankruptcy cases and LPA Receiverships. 

Toby has a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business Studies & hopes to pass his Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI) next year.

Toby is based at the Penryn office (near Falmouth) and can be contacted by email on: toby@purnells.co.uk

Sean Arnold




Sean joined Purnells in July 2019 as our Insolvency Investigator.

His role includes carrying out investigations and submitting Conduct Reports to The Insolvency Service.

Sean hopes to study for his Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI) next year.

Sean is based at our Dorchester office and can be contacted by email on: sean@purnells.co.uk

Stacey Mannix




Stacey joined Purnells in September 2020 as our filing clerk.

Stacey is based at our Penryn office and currently works 3 days a week keeping our paperwork and files in check.