Founder and Chief Executive
Director & Chief Commercial Officer
John is an experienced Operations Director who has more recently moved careers to assist businesses fund within the SME sector.
In the past two years, has reviewed and helped numerous businesses with scale-up ambitions.
Over thirty years operations and supply chain experience in blue chip organisations across food, automotive, telecommunications, distribution and consumer products.
As part of a small Board, responsible for scaling a business from 11m to over £190m.
MBA and Exec MSc qualified and Fellow of Institute of Logistics and Transport.
John’s extensive network of experienced professionals and sector specialists are deployed to meet needs of retained clients looking to scale-up.
Operating on a Non Exec Director basis in this role, coupled with similar roles in several other SME businesses.
Susan is a corporate financier and investment manager specialising in the private sector. She is an acknowledged expert in the Enterprise Investment Scheme and related tax-efficient investment vehicles. She also served as Director General of the trade body for EIS, the EIS Association for 8 years, hosting its activities and leading negotiations with both the UK Government and EU counterparts, launching a new technical qualification and expanding the membership by a factor of five.
Her early career commenced as Company Secretary with Burberrys, covering statutory matters for a complex group and including specifically the maintenance and defence of its IP portfolio as well as all governance matters for this international group.
Susan’s extensive network of experienced professionals and sector specialists are almost always deployed within engaged clients in order to boost resource, ensure focus and deliver the best value to investors.
She has run fund management businesses, one of which was an MBO sold to Abtrust (now Aberdeen Prolific) and successfully exited numerous companies over her thirty year experience in the field.
Her sector skills are broadly based, as are the businesses with which she works although she has in-depth experience in financial services, media, leisure, retailing, environmental/ethical investments and certain types of technology, including biotech