Ipsum Group is a modern and progressive utilities and infrastructure services business delivering innovative and specialist services to our clients.
Who are Ipsum Group?
We focus on giving great customer service through our multi-skilled teams, smart IT solutions and leading edge scheduling and appointment management.
We are totally committed to delivering efficiencies and driving value through innovation. Our approach is to develop smart solutions to meet our clients’ biggest challenges to improve their overall efficiency and performance.
Our multi-skilled teams provide services across all aspects of the UK utilities and infrastructure markets.
We work tirelessly on developing our people, processes, systems and solutions to provide leading-edge customer service, safely and to the highest standard.
We are totally commited to delivering efficiences and driving value through innovation.
Our approach is to develop smart solutions meet our client’s biggest challenges to improve their overall efficiency and performance.
Greig has been building and running successful support services businesses for over 15 years and has been actively involved in leveraged buy-outs since 2008, working closely with private equity investors and high net worth individuals.
Greig’s early career was at E.J. Stiell, where he joined Stiell as an apprentice in 1986. By the time of its sale to Alfred McAlpine in 2002, he was a Divisional Managing Director. He then became a Director of McAlpine’s Business Services division with responsibility for developing and delivering its growth strategy.
After leaving McAlpine’s Business Services division, Greig had a period as UK Managing Director of Emcor, before joining Europa Support Services as CEO in 2008. Over the following seven years he was responsible for generating significant organic and acquisitive growth. This successful period culminated in the sale of Europa to Bilfinger in 2013.
Following the successful sale of Europa, Greig founded Aliter Capital LLP along with Billy Alan, Andy Galloway and Andy Busby to create to create a different kind of private equity firm. The firm has a number of key investments, one of which is Ipsum Group Ltd.
Greig has negotiated major contracts with values in excess of £50m per annum and has sat on Joint Venture Boards with FTSE 100 companies.
Ipsum Group Commercial Finance Director
Lynne has over 20 years’ experience in the Utilities market. Lynne initially joined North West Water International in 1993 as a Finance Assistant. After completing a BA (Hons) in International Business Administration, in 1998 and whilst gaining ACCA Professional, Lynne was appointed as Systems Manager and was seconded to Catchment Limited, a consortium between North West Water International, International Water and Morrison Construction. The consortium owned and built the first Private Finance Initiative Wastewater Treatment Schemes in Scotland.
In 2003 Lynne joined Mowlem for two years working as Commercial Finance Manager on multi utility connections and a further two years working for Alfred McAlpline as a Commercial Finance Manager on Gas and Water projects across the UK.
In 2007 Lynne joined Electricity North West where she worked for over nine years, latterly as Head of Business Performance. During this period Lynne was responsible to the Operating Board for business planning of the company’s £1bn capital programme and the delivery of a £130m efficiency programme.
In 2016 Lynne joined Capita Plc as Head of Finance for Networking Solutions (Voice). As a turnaround of a failing business, the role extended into broader commercial, business and people management, allowing Lynne’s strong interpersonal skills and team working ethos to came to the fore. While her keen eye for detail provided the empirical evidence, the business achieved 133% of target, as a result of her leadership and ability to influence subordinates, peers and senior management, to affect genuine change.
Ipsum Group Head of Human Resources
Karen has over 12 years’ HR experience in the outsourcing sector. Following completing a BA Hons degree in English at the University of Birmingham, Karen initially specialised in recruitment before moving into a generalist HR role at Alfred McAlpine Infrastructure Services (AMIS).
After spending two years at AMIS, Karen joined Capita Plc as HR Operations Partner where she spent four years supporting leadership teams, firstly, in the Capita Symonds division and, latterly, in the Life & Pensions division.
Karen joined Kier Group Plc in 2012 where she worked as HR Business Partner for seven years in the Workplace Services division before joining Ipsum Group as Head of HR in February 2019.
Karen has extensive strategic and operational experience delivering the people plan, driving organisational and cultural change and leading the HR agenda in complex business transformation programmes, large-scale restructures and TUPE transfers within both the public and private sectors.
Karen is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD).