Our People

Within ESP, we’ve built a team of balanced and experienced individuals with complementary skills and well-matched personalities. We have a deep understanding of all the challenges, issues and frustrations that we know our HR customers face daily.

Our mission is to offer you a tailored and personal service experience - as a very different kind of employment law firm and HR consultancy business.

Peter Byrne

I set up ESP in March 2003, after running an HR resource management business for three years. Prior to this I held Senior Marketing and Product Development Management positions for about 15 years in three large Financial Services (FS) Companies, ultimately heading up all Marketing and Product Development activity for a major Australian FS firm.

Peter Byrne

Founder, ESP Group

Russell Guest

Russell has worked in the HR, Health & Safety and Legal professional sector for over 10 years with a further 17 years of experience with Blue Chip businesses in the financial services and food retail sectors. Russell's key skills and experience centre around direct sales and key account management through B2B and B2B2B channels both in delivering top-line income and managing teams with field sales and telephone sales responsibilities.

Russell Guest

Sales Director

Nina Robinson

Nina is an accomplished employment solicitor with over 10 years’ post-qualified experience at leading UK law firms. Nina initially qualified as a corporate solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard and since 2006 practised employment law exclusively, providing advice to employer customers at both DAC Beachcroft and Ward Hadaway Solicitors. Nina has experience of advising a varied portfolio of employer customers, including retail and restaurant groups, financial services and media industry customers on all employment issues.

Nina Robinson

Director, ESP Law Ltd

Sarah Dillon

Sarah is a litigation expert with over 15 years’ experience. Sarah embarked on her career in employment law as an advocate for an employment law consultancy and continued as an advocate alongside being an employment law advisor for a plethora of reputable UK law firms including: DAC Beachcroft, Ward Hadaway and Richmonds Solicitors, where she was head of the employment department.

Sarah Dillon

Director, ESP Law Ltd

Lucy Gordon

Lucy is an employment solicitor who brings to ESP over a decade’s experience at DLA Piper, one of the world’s most prestigious law firms. At DLA Piper, Lucy was involved in a number of global projects for major international customers and handled a varied case-load of employment matters for a range of UK clients, including complex Employment Tribunal cases involving whistleblowing and TUPE.

Lucy Gordon

Senior Solicitor, ESP Law Ltd

Caroline Acton

Caroline is an employment solicitor with over 8 years’ post qualified experience at various reputable UK Law firms. Caroline was a partner at her previous firm, Consilia Legal, and has experience in advising on a wide range of employment law and HR issues including topics such as redundancy, performance management and disciplinary, as well as carrying out employment tribunal litigation for employer customers.

Caroline Acton

Solicitor, ESP Law Ltd

Sam Davies

Sam joined ESP in 2008 and is responsible for managing operations for the group of companies.  Sam’s responsibilities can vary from day to day and she enjoys the fact that no two days are ever the same, including things such as; managing the operations/admin team to ensure the office runs smoothly and efficiently, in addition to getting involved in finance management, claims management, account management.  Sam strives to always bring a positive attitude into the workplace and is focussed on client service excellence. 

Sam Davies

Operations Manager

Kerry Byrne

Kerry has had a number of years’ experience in both customer service and administration through her time working in retail, housing and manufacturing services. Kerry’s role within ESP is hugely varied and dynamic. She primarily deals with internal marketing and social media administration as well as administration of our E-Learning service and HR system management support.

Kerry Byrne

Marketing Executive

Alison Hawkins

Alison brings over 17 years’ experience in developing sales through intermediary partnerships. She joined ESP early in 2011 after several years within the legal expenses corporate market. Alison is responsible for developing  and maintaining  customer relationships within the group. She is passionate about delivering excellent customer service and thrives on new challenges.

Alison Hawkins

Business Development Manager

Clare Worsey

Clare has been involved in managing administration and finance operations for over 30 years in large publicly-quoted companies. She is responsible for all financial matters, including invoicing, payments and Credit Control. Working closely with the Operations Manager and Customer Services teams, Clare ensures all the processing of payments and other related matters are managed in an efficient, but above all personal manner.

Clare Worsey

Finance Manager

Teresa Riley

Teresa has worked within the HR industry since 1987 when she joined the HR Management Training scheme at Marks and Spencer. Her 12 year career with the company gave her the opportunity to work within HR Management, implement multiple HR systems and to latterly train and work as a Project Manager within the IT group. She joined ESP early in 2010 as Head of HR Systems and is now responsible for MyHRSpace projects.

Teresa Riley

Head of HR Systems and HR Consultancy Services

Carolyn  Ingrasci

Carolyn has over 17 years' experience within business development, sales and marketing, and has worked in several different industries including advertising and business coaching. Through her experience she has had the opportunity to participate in a variety of different courses, workshops and seminars that have allowed for a broad resource base on which to build her career.

Carolyn Ingrasci

Business Development Consultant

Cindy Forbes

Cindy brings years of customer relations experience to the business and has always been in “people oriented” positions such as Teaching, Recruitment, Marketing, Image and Life Coaching. Cindy’s role is to ensure that any new interested parties have a full and clear understanding of the ESP product range.

Cindy Forbes

Business Development Consultant

Laura Beer

Laura started her career working in the public sector and has continued to hold sales and coordination focused/led positions within a variety of industries including; manufacturing, distribution and recruitment. Laura is extremely customer focused and is driven by/passionate about helping customers by introducing them to our services through understanding their individual needs.

Laura Beer

Business Development Consultant