Major Contracts


2019 CLIENTS =

Independent Consultant to
Stadden Forbes [private wealth managers]

Contracts with 

Gii Finance / Superseed Ventures / Trident Trust / Converge / Ellanstone Capital / Eximius / Dealflow Summit / Family Office Magazine / DC-Finance Family Office Events / Family Offices Club / Informa Group - Finance / WCEC-London2019 / ...

2018  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.  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  Single Family Office & Private Wealth Management.  Board-level M&A - IPO tech and finance industry events organisation.  Magazine for uHNWI, Family Offices and Private Wealth Managers. Events solely for uHNWI and Single Family Office owners.

2013 - 2017
CLIENTS Buy-side M&A firm Hedge Fund-of-Funds
Rogis (& Gemstone Family Office) Single Family Office  Corporate hi-tech Private Equity  Interim Finance Directors (ICAEW-regulated):  UK SEIS & EIS Funds (FCA-authorised). Multi Family Office corporate finance  Rubicon Venture Capital (US to UK event)  European Family Offices Symposium – London  Global into UK Corporate Finance and relocation services Consumer services trades platform  Merchant Bank 

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

2006 - 2013  Founder of this funding platform - acquired by Indian investment banker  VC, PE & Investment Banking Executive-MBA (Ranked world's Nr 1).  Advertising practitioners 'school'  National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs  UK Government: Department for Business Innovation and Skills Growth Accelerator  UK Government-backed business consultancy, fund-raising, business development. Private jet-planes charter business [fund raise and launch]

Co-Founder, Executive Director  Text-to-Speech and Speech-to-Text hi-technology SaaS business start-up  Technology-businesses consultancy  B2C CD & DVD repair business demi-franchise

ADVISOR  SME hi-tech investment network  SME hi-tech Corporate Finance  Solutions Provider  London business network  Corporate Finance Consultancy  USA & Europe to Asia corporate finance

2002 - 2008  cosmetic production and retail business  SME corporate finance business  USA & Europe into Asia consultancy  Corporate Board Level Executive Search business.  merger & acquisitions and venture capital events

1998 - 2003  Advertising and creative design agency  Cafe Japan Ltd  Shiki Ltd four-star Japanese restaurant
Valetti Group Ltd Language-training to corporate executives (a strategic liquidation).  USA/EU/Asia investor and business consultancy  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. 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;; IIC; Ebusiness Magazine, plus various innovator networks, hi-tech networks and investor networks.

Interim Sales Manager
Netlink Internet Ltd
1998 - 1998

Salesman Consumer-electronics retailer
1997 - 1997

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 
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

Student (& successful unofficial Representative)
School of Audio Engineering [SAE]
January 1985 - August 1985
wcastle upon Tyne

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