Major Contracts

 
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2019

Consultant
www.StaddenForbes.com  Stadden Forbes Family Office

Senior Partner
Ellanstone Capital.  Major business-loans and investments arrangers.

Advisor

Eximius

Superseed VC

Finverity

Gii Finance

www.DealflowSummit.in UHNWI and Single Family Offices Conference, Mumbai, India.
www.FamilyOfficeMag.com
 Magazine for uHNWI, Family Offices and Private Wealth Managers.
www.DC-Finance.com Events Specialist for Single Family Offices.




2018
www.Ellanstone.im  M&A
Introduced a £250m cumulative buy-side deals venture fund as a client.

S&P-Partnership. M&A:
Instigated a £250m+ fixed-term loan.

www.HambroPerks.com  Hi-tech venture capital
Marketing their new EIS (& main PE) Funds to 900 of my pertinent venture-investor contacts: 240 Investment Memorandums sent-out.


Advisory
www.StaddenForbes.com  Single Family Office & Private Wealth Management.
www.tx2events.com  Board-level M&A - IPO tech and finance industry events organisation.
www.FamilyOfficeMag.com/back-issues  Magazine for uHNWI, Family Offices and Private Wealth Managers.
www.DC-Finance.com Events solely for uHNWI and Single Family Office owners.



2013 - 2017
CLIENTS
www.ChelseaCorporate.com Buy-side M&A firm
www.HedgEmerge.com Hedge Fund-of-Funds
Rogis (& Gemstone Family Office) Single Family Office
https://WhitespaceVentures.com/  Corporate hi-tech Private Equity
www.JensonSolutions.com  Interim Finance Directors (ICAEW-regulated):
www.JensonFundingPartners.com  UK SEIS & EIS Funds (FCA-authorised).
www.RampartCapital.co Multi Family Office corporate finance
www.Rubicon.vc  Rubicon Venture Capital (US to UK event)
http://OpalGroup.net/  European Family Offices Symposium – London
http://JohnsonCapitalAdvisory.com  Global into UK Corporate Finance and relocation services
www.Sooqini.com Consumer services trades platform
www.AP-Partners.co.uk  Merchant Bank
www.AriadneCapital.com 

ADVISOR
(alongside CLIENT contracts)
www.JerseyFinance.je  State of Jersey, Government and finance industry.
www.StaddenForbes.com  Single Family Office & Private Wealth Management.
www.SStech.com  The world's largest investment funds services company.
www.tx2events.com  Board-level M&A - IPO tech and finance industry events organisation
www.Fasken.com/en/home  Fasken Martineau (Europe) LLP. International Commercial Law Firm.
www.FamilyOfficeMag.com Magazine for uHNWI, Family Offices and Private Wealth Managers.
www.TheWealthJournal.net  Information portal for global private investment and non-bank finance market.
www.ChicagoBooth.edu Executive MBA in VC, PE & Investment Banking, in London.



2006 - 2013

www.IntegrityCapital.co.uk  Founder of this funding platform - acquired by Indian investment banker
www.ChicagoBooth.edu/entrepreneurship  VC, PE & Investment Banking Executive-MBA (Ranked world's Nr 1).
https://schoolcommunicationarts.com/  Advertising practitioners 'school'
www.nacue.com  National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs
http://www.ga.BusinessGrowthService.greatbusiness.gov.uk/  UK Government: Department for Business Innovation and Skills Growth Accelerator
www.ConnectMidlands.org  UK Government-backed business consultancy, fund-raising, business development.
www.FlyAmbeo.co.uk Private jet-planes charter business [fund raise and launch]

Co-Founder, Executive Director
www.Otodio.com  Text-to-Speech and Speech-to-Text hi-technology SaaS business start-up
www.Horizon-Technologies.co.uk  Technology-businesses consultancy
www.PerfectPlay.co.uk  B2C CD & DVD repair business demi-franchise

ADVISOR

www.Angelsden.co.uk  SME hi-tech investment network
www.Ascendant.co.uk  SME hi-tech Corporate Finance
www.Axispoint.co.uk  Solutions Provider
www.City-Zone.com  London business network
www.FinancialFront.co.uk  Corporate Finance Consultancy
www.TigerCapitalPartners.com  USA & Europe to Asia corporate finance



2002 - 2008
www.HarleyStreetCosmetic.com  cosmetic production and retail business
www.Venesis.com  SME corporate finance business
www.OxbridgeCapital.com  USA & Europe into Asia consultancy
www.360ltd.co.uk  Corporate Board Level Executive Search business.
www.WFS.com/speaker/simon-gal  merger & acquisitions and venture capital events

1998 - 2003
www.cmdb.co.jp  Advertising and creative design agency
www.lifecom.co.jp/group  Cafe Japan Ltd
www.lifecom.co.jp/group  Shiki Ltd four-star Japanese restaurant
Valetti Group Ltd Language-training to corporate executives (a strategic liquidation).
www.oxbridgecapital.co.uk  USA/EU/Asia investor and business consultancy
www.trafalgarcomputers.com  Sold to the British Standards Institute
E-ssociates Ltd. A business Consultancy to SMEs (later closed after the MD's MBI into a client company)
John Lewis & Associates Business Consultants.
www.centa.co.uk Government-backed Central LondonEnterprise Agency

Freelance Technology & Investments Industry Journalist to
RedHerring; Tornado-Insider; Computer Weekly; First Tuesday; Computer Services Software Association; Federation of Electronic Industries (now Intellect); CAL-IT; DeMinds.com; IIC; Ebusiness Magazine, plus various innovator networks, hi-tech networks and investor networks.


Interim Sales Manager
Netlink Internet Ltd
1998 - 1998

Salesman
www.AskDirect.co.uk Consumer-electronics retailer
1997 - 1997

Founder
Mediafind Ltd [New Business Project]
1996 - 1997

Professional Memberships
1995 - 2002 Full Membership: Grant Thornton's Media Society.
1992 - 2002 Full Membership: IIC (International Institute of Communications)
1991 - 1999 Full & Committees Membership: CIoJ (Royal Chartered Institute of Journalists).
1990 - 1996 Full Membership: NATFHE (National Association of Teachers in Further & Higher Education).


Visiting Lecturer / Tutor / Courses Writer, and Media Business Consultant
Universities & H&FE Colleges in England
1991 - 1997
8 colleges, 4 universities and 2 accreditation boards.
I also delivered professional workshops to  The UK Radio Academy; Chartered Institute of Journalists; Women's Radio Guild ... and more.
In the final three years I became courses-writer to Diplomas and Higher Degrees [including MBA] to 2 accreditation boards, 3 universities and 10 colleges, plus 2 UK government think-tanks on new-venture creation and support.
My lecturing contact-time was an average 42 hours per week, which was 2.33 times greater than full-time lecturers.
Students on my courses won industry competitions and awards.
Again, from my own initiatives and activities, I raised 'applied-finance' for sound recording studios to be financed and built in 5 institutions.


Professional Memberships
1993 - 1996 Hon Membership: The Media Society (Board Directors of UK Media Companies).
1990 - 1998 Associate Membership: Institute of Broadcast Sound.
1989 - 1996 Full Membership: UK Radio Academy.




Station Sound Manager (industry awards nominee)
Spectrum International Radio Ltd
www.SpectrumRadio.net 
1990 - 1991


Full Member
British Telecom Consultant's Service.
1990 – 2001


Freelance Sound Technician, Producer, Presenter
Voice of America News Service; London [News] Broadcasting Company; Canadian [News] Broadcasting Company; PowerPlant Music Recording Studios; Silk Sounds post production ….
1985 - 1990



Health & Fitness Instructor and Occasional Gym Manager
Ravelles Health Club; Ragdales Health Club; Albany Health & Fitness Club
1986 - 1990
www.thealbanyclub.co.uk


Student (& successful unofficial Representative)
School of Audio Engineering [SAE]
http://london.sae.edu/en-gb/home
January 1985 - August 1985



Sales Department and Wages Clerk / Student / Advisor
NEI Parsons / Sandyford Road FE College / Keeping Newcastle Warm.
1979 - 1984
Newcastle upon Tyne