Julian Bryan has been Managing Director of Quill since 2012. Julian brings a passion for the legal industry as well as 36 years of software experience, strength of commercial thinking, a successful track record of managing change and executing strategy, and the ability to motivate a diverse organisation. Julian’s ultimate goal is for Quill to gain widespread recognition as an ethical, responsible provider of transformative, future proofed software and outsourced services to the legal sector.
Committed to developing solutions that deliver tangible benefits to users, Julian has been instrumental in introducing enhancements to the company’s legal accounting, case and document management system for solicitors, and expanding the range of outsourcing services to encompass cashiering, payroll and typing.
Equally important to Julian are the benefits of engaging his employees and he has set about the task of making his company ‘one of the best places to work’ as evidenced by Best Companies status.
As well as being Quill's MD, Julian was also the Chair of the Legal Software Suppliers Association, the UK industry body for legal systems developers and vendors, from 2016 to 2019, where he fully embraced his role as an advocate of quality software and promoter of high professional standards.
Prior to Quill, Julian was Managing Director of Veterinary Solutions Ltd, which he grew from 300 to 1400 clients in ten years. Julian has extensive experience in delivering software and service solutions to food producers, veterinary surgeons, dentists and, most recently, solicitors.
Julian is now working a long way from his agricultural roots but retains his interest by ‘farming’ a vegetable patch in his garden. He is married to Carolyn and they have a daughter, Alexandra, who is a keen marketer.
Get in touch with Julian by email or phone 0161 236 2910.
Client Services Director
Tom joined Quill in 2016 as Client Services Director and is responsible for all client-facing services which include support for legal accounting and practice management software users, outsourced legal cashiering, payroll, typing and general bookkeeping customers.
Tom has a key operational role and strong client focus at Quill, and brings 20 years of experience within the legal industry. Most recently, Tom was Operations Director at a leading motor insurance legal services business where he created and was responsible for all operational and client-facing services including legal operational management, a 200-seat outsourced insurance claims function, outsourced claims handling and hosted claims solution. Tom helped grow the business from less than 100 staff to 850+ over a 10-year period.
Tom is passionate about quality of service and is driven to continually exceeding customer expectations.
In his spare time, Tom enjoys mountain biking, hill walking, and spending time with family and friends. As a keen outdoors type, the Lake District is one of Tom's favourite and most-visited places. Tom is married and has two young children, who keep him on his toes!
Get in touch with Tom by email or phone 0161 236 2910.
Product Development Director
Harry has been working with Quill since 2018 as Product Development Director. Harry is responsible for understanding the challenges faced by our users and making sure Quill provides solutions that deliver tangible business value as a result. Harry leads the product development department embracing product management, development and QA.
Harry works remotely from her home in Devon. With her son now away at university, she's developed a love of high altitude trekking so spends weekends walking coastal paths and the moors in training for her annual ascents of the various peaks around the world. The rest of Harry's spare time is spent doing yoga, getting creative with her sewing machine, and enjoying time with friends and family.
Get in touch with Harry by email or phone 0161 236 2910.
HR and Office Manager
As HR and Office Manager, Corrine is the first point of contact for all HR and office queries. Her responsibilities are to ensure that our company's up to date and compliant with all the latest HR and H&S-related legislation. Corrine provides advice to staff and senior leaders throughout our various office branches so that best practice is adhered to on a company-wide basis. She also manages and oversees the recruitment for all vacant positions within Quill.
Corrine contributes to both the HR and overall corporate strategy, and helps drive the business forward in order to improve overall performance, staff satisfaction, employee retention as well as results in external accreditations such as Best Companies.
In light of the pandemic, Corrine’s job role has expanded to also focus on all manner of vital health and safety assessments. Not only has Corrine introduced safe working practices across our physical and home offices to help keep us safe, but she is also a mental health first aider dedicated to supporting employee wellbeing.
As our company's committed to training and developing each and every one of our valued employees, it’s part of Corrine’s role to ensure that managers have the necessary skills and resources to provide continual professional development opportunities and ongoing progress reviews to their teams. Corrine actively continues to promote our ethos of “you look after Quill and Quill looks after you” amongst employees.
A few years ago, Corrine relocated from London to Manchester and still enjoys exploring the North! Corrine does try to get back down to London on a regular basis, or enjoys entertaining and showing Southern friends and family around the North when they reciprocate visits.
Get in touch with Corrine by email or phone 0161 236 2910.
As Finance Manager, Eddie's responsible for maintaining the financial accounts for all divisions within the Quill group - both legal software and outsourced services. In addition, Eddie provides detailed financial management information to our directors in line with agreed timetables as well as on an ad hoc basis upon request.
With clear insights into Quill's financial status and performance, Eddie plays a key role in quarterly forecasting and preparation of annual budgets.
In terms of previous experience, Eddie has worked in both accountancy practice and wider industry; most recently in the crisp, popcorn and chocolate manufacturing sectors. In his last post for a luxury chocolate producer, Eddie managed the finance, costing and administration team.
Eddie's a fellow of the ACCA; an accreditation he maintains with a minimum of 40 hours' new learning every year as part of a continued professional development programme.
Eddie cycles to the office as a means of making use of the time commuting for fitness thereby saving himself a trip to the gym later on! He spends his leisure time with his wife, Ava, and their three young children. The rest of his spare time is split between catching up with friends and family, various DIY jobs around the house, and playing or watching football.
Get in touch with Eddie by email or phone 0161 236 2910.
Head of Marketing
Nil leads all aspects of Quill’s marketing efforts including branding, digital, content strategy, product, public relations, advertising and social media. She is an entrepreneurial marketing leader with experience developing marketing strategies and executing multi-channel campaigns that drive revenue growth for leading B2B companies across the legal, hospitality and HR industries.
Prior to joining Quill, Nil was the Marketing Manager for food and drink data consultancy CGA where she spearheaded their new branding and positioned CGA experts as thought leaders in the hospitality industry. Nil also managed large-scale industry events including CGA Peach 2020, seen as the “Oscars of hospitality” and landed coverage in print and broadcast outlets including BBC Breakfast, The Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Times.
Prior to moving to the United Kingdom in 2016 to join her British husband, Nil was the Corporate Marketing Manager at Bright Horizons, named one of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For". Nil spent four years driving all marketing for the then newly-acquired division, EdAssist, and also helped successfully launch its student loan repayment service. Today, EdAssist is the largest tuition management solution in the United States.
When Nil isn’t working, she enjoys sharing her foodie adventures on Instagram (@Imhungry_letseat) and spending time travelling with family and friends. Nil holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications with a minor in Sociology from Boston University.
Get in touch with Nil by email or phone 0161 236 2910.
Sophie Joined Quill in 2019 and leads the payroll department. With over 15 years of payroll experience, Sophie’s areas of expertise include Umbrella, IR35, Director and overseas contracts.
Sophie has a strong focus on client satisfaction, and ensuring that we deliver a quality and affordable service to our clients and their staff. Before joining Quill, Sophie worked at one of the UK’s largest umbrella payroll organisations and was responsible for a large number of blue chip clients.
Sophie is married to Craig, and in her spare time likes to spend quality time with family and friends.
Get in touch with Sophie by email or phone 0161 236 2910.
Regional Sales Consultant
Having worked at Quill since 2007, Anthony has progressed through the ranks. He began his Quill career as Legal Cashier and was promoted internally to IT Support Analyst before moving into sales.
As Regional Sales Consultant, Anthony is one of the key points of contact between our company and our clients. With business development and client retention responsibilities, Anthony's primary role involves additional product sales to existing clients and new products to prospective clients for our full portfolio comprising software, and outsourced cashiering, payroll and typing services.
Anthony’s goal is to drive awareness of our software and outsourcing solutions amongst the legal community, and demonstrate how Quill can promote business transformation. He leads our Account Manager, Rebecca Thomas, and works closely with fellow Regional Sales Consultant, Jo Poole, to achieve breakthrough business outcomes for clients with our state-of-the-art software and expansive outsourced services ranges.
Over 15 years’ legal industry experience ensures Anthony has a thorough working knowledge of the typical challenges and issues faced by law firms, and how best to overcome them with technology and back office support.
Outside of work, Anthony has fun socialising with friends and family, frequenting country pubs and city centre restaurants alike to sample the best food and drinks on offer. He also loves walking in the Lake District and enjoys the odd 60-mile bike ride!
Get in touch with Anthony by email or phone 07714 398986.
Regional Sales Consultant
Jo joined Quill as Regional Sales Consultant in the summer of 2017, having spent the previous 21 years of her career working in sales, 16 of which were in the legal industry for various software suppliers.
Covering the South, Jo's responsible for both existing clients and prospective clients based in this area, involving additional and new product sales respectively. It's Jo's role to help practices keep up-to-date with software and service developments, and choose the combination of Quill solutions best suited to them in order to run their business better and realise tangible benefits.
On one hand, Jo is a keen keep fit enthusiast spending spare time in the gym or road running as well as dog walking. On the other hand, she's a gin fanatic and enjoys sampling many gins from around the world whilst travelling whenever she gets the opportunity. Socialising with friends and family is something that is always important to her, so it helps that her partner Danny has his own pub.
Get in touch with Jo by email or phone 07850 209442.
As Account Manager, Becky is responsible for additional sales to existing clients. Essentially, her role is to understand our clients’ business models and pain points, and accordingly offer our full range of complementary, value-added software and services which better support their goals. Becky also ensures that clients’ voices are heard internally by engaging with the product development and client service teams.
Becky’s interests are playing hockey at weekends, and going on holiday as much as time and funds permit. She has two stepsons, Finley and Ezra, and lives with her partner, James.
Get in touch with Becky by email or phone 0161 236 2910.
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