William Fleetwood Awards 2018 Judges


Richard Lees

Richard is based at Kenworthy Chambers, Manchester and is extremely thorough in his preparation and has a reputation for being personable, engaging as well as reassuring with clients. Richard gives concise, practical, commercial advice and is an effective and persuasive advocate representing Claimant/Defendant, Defence/Prosecution and Employer/Employee which provides an insight and balance when advising clients.

Richard represents and advises in both Civil, including employment law and Criminal law. The cross over between these areas of law have provided a depth and experience to the benefit of his clients. He has represented clients across the country from Cornwall to Newcastle in a variety of forums from High Court, County Court, Crown Court, Magistrates Courts, Employment Tribunals, Coroners Courts and Mental Health Tribunals.

 Interests Outside the Law:

Richard is married and has 3 daughters. He lives near Glossop and is a life-long supporter of Manchester United.


    Robert Newman

Rob's been an accountant for almost twenty years. During that time he's have helped both private individuals and business clients to achieve their goals through straight forward, proactive and practical advice, given on a fixed fee basis, with a value for money principle. His mission is to add value to his clients' business and personal affairs.

At various times he's also been a chef, soldier, civil servant, bodybuilder, corporate warrior, retailer, part trained physiotherapist and life adviser. He's started and run several business and he's made and lost a lot of money!

Today, He and Carter, Collins & Myer Limited offer clients a tailored and personal service and strive to exceed their needs. The highly experienced Carter, Collins & Myer Limited team seeks first to understand the unique business pressures facing each of our clients before creating commercial and workable solutions to those complex challenges.

Our firm's vision is to achieve this while demonstrating the accessibility of our team and the fact that we genuinely care - about our clients and about their businesses. Consequently, well over 90% of our clients are a combination of repeat business and new clients to whom we have been recommended by our existing, satisfied customers.


Steve Jones

Steve is a principal of Absolute Recovery,Business rescue, insolvency, and business recovery.

Businesses that suffer pressure from creditors, HMRC, Bailiffs or your bank, and you believe you or your business is in jeopardy why not call Absolute Recovery for an informal chat.

We offer help with advice, support and solutions to most problems. We will work with you and your company to gain real solutions and help you turn around your company and wealth.

Our advisers include qualified accountants, Business Turnaround specialists in either insolvency or corporate finance. This means that our only concern is your best interests.

Whatever the size of the assignment, whether the business in difficulties is new, recently formed or well established, Absolute Recovery offers the same high levels of service and dedication. Our aim is to rescue businesses wherever possible – and the sooner we’re contacted by those in trouble, the more we can do to help.


James Green

James is a Partner and co-founder of Purple Circle  Marketing.

James personally oversees all marketing activity for clients and is Google certified to run effective Adwords campaigns.

Away from the office, James is a keen golfer who won’t stop moaning about his slice…

Whatever the size of the assignment, whether the business in difficulties is new, recently formed or well established, James offers the same high levels of service and dedication. His aim is to grow businesses wherever possible.


Andy Preston

Andy Preston is a top International Sales Motivational Speaker, Sales Influencer and Master Sales Trainer. 
Named as one of the World's Top Sales Gurus, Andy creates 'Stand Out Salespeople' worldwide, with his revolutionary 'Stand Out Selling' Sales System. 'Stand Out Selling' helps salespeople stand out from their competition, win more business, and do so at higher prices! 
Previously a trained Professional Buyer, then the Top Salesperson in the UK, Andy Preston has now trained more than 120,000 Salespeople, in more than 30 countries, on 6 continents, since 2004! 
Andy is best known for his work in 5 specific areas... 
1) Prospecting/Cold Calling/Business Development  
2) Converting Incoming Sales Leads 
3) Consultative Selling and Pipeline Management 
4) Standing Out From The Competition  
5) Helping Salespeople Close More Deals! 
With more testimonials than any other Sales Expert online (320+ on LinkedIn alone), Andy's work is recognised worldwide. 

Andy's Recent Accolades....... 
* The World's Top Recommended Sales Expert 
* Ranked UK's Top Sales Trainer - LinkedIn 
* Top Sales Expert - Geniecast 
* Top Sales Influencer - WittyParrott 
* Top Sales Experts To Follow On Twitter - Evan Carmichael 
* 10 Sales Experts Every Salesperson Should Follow On Twitter - Etail Insights 


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