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 in Cornwall and the South West. Chris will be variously found at Purnells offices in Truro, Falmouth or Helston. Chris is resident in Falmouth.
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.
Lisa Alford MABRP, MIPA, Insolvency Practitioner
Lisa Alford is a qualified Licensed Insolvency Practitioner working out of Purnells Cornwall offices in Truro, Falmouth and Helston. Lisa lives in Falmouth.
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 now takes insolvency appointments as Liquidator, Administrator, Supervisor and Trustee.
Lisa is a member of R3 - The Association of Business Recovery Professionals.
Alessandro Sidoli LLB Hons, MIPA, MABRP Insolvency Practitioner
Alessandro (Ale) Sidoli is a qualified Licensed Insolvency Practitioner working out of Purnells' Cornwall offices in Truro, Falmouth and Helston. Ale lives in Falmouth.
Ale joined the firm in July 2010 after graduating from the University of Sheffield with an honours degree in Law.
Within 11 months of joining the firm, Ale qualified with CPI (Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency). Following his success at CPI, Ale sat the JIEB (Joint Insolvency Examination Board) exams in November 2012. Ale passed all three papers at the November 2012 sitting and, as a result, became one of the youngest people ever to pass the exams in one sitting.
Following Ale's success at JIEB he has now become the youngest qualified Licensed Insolvency Practitioner in the country and now takes insolvency appointments as Liquidator, Administrator, Supervisor and Trustee. In 2014 Ale was nominated for the "Rising Star" award at the 'Insolvency Today' Awards, a national award ceremony which recognises the insolvency profession. Ale was shortlisted for the award together with six fellow individuals from national firms.
Jodie joined Purnells Insolvency Practitioners Helston office as an Office Administrator and case handler in May 2008.
After returning to work following her maternity leave in 2011, Jodie took on the role as personal assistant to the managing director, Chris Parkman.
In addition to administration work, Jodie acts as the Company Cashier and an MVL case-handler.
Prior to joining Purnells small team, Jodie attended Truro College in 2001-2003 earning herself a National Diploma in Public Services. Then in 2004-2008 she went on to work in retail at a supervisory level. She now works at and travels between Purnells Insolvency Practitioners offices in Truro, Falmouth and Helston.
Kerry Lycett joined Purnells Insolvency Practitioners Helston office in March, 2009.
Kerry is one of our senior case handlers within the firm and is primarily based at Purnells Falmouth and Helston offices.
Kerry has recently been promoted to Practice Manager and is now responsible for all internal administration as well as her day-to-day casework.
Elizabeth (Liz) Blake joined Purnells as an Office Administrator in January 2013 after obtaining a Diploma in Administration at Helston Community College.
Liz is now responsible for daily administrative tasks within the Cornwall offices of Purnells. She also acts as a casehandler and an assistant cashier.