By far the biggest influence on my chosen path is my Grandfather, who was a successful entrepreneur in the 1960’s & 70’s.
A classic rags to riches story my Grandfather sold his concrete pipe manufacturing business during the late 1970’s and went on to buy and sell many different business.
I was always encouraged to think like an entrepreneur.
This “anyone can do it” philosophy has shaped both my personal and business life.
This philosophy was put to the test in a real life situation when in 2008 after 30 years of trading the family business was liquidated.
This experience, although painful for the entire family, made a lasting impression.
I wanted to use that experience to help other business owners. I studied the insolvency process and began to work with highly skilled and effective turnaround experts and entrepreneurs. This helped to turn a negative experience into a positive one!
For the following 5 years I went on to buy and sell businesses in all sectors. I specialised in helping businesses that were struggling to pay their bills on time or manage their cash flow effectively.
Financial distress in business and in personal life is stressful and creates fear, even illness. But I believe that the lowest point in the cycle, holds the biggest opportunity!
In 2015 a new chapter opened when I started at The Richmond Group. With net assets of over £200m and working directly with highly successful entrepreneurs James Benamor and Sam Wells I was excited by the ambition and clear RG mission to disrupt industries and grow their business portfolio.
Working with the team that grew Amigo Loans from a start up to a billion pound company I knew this would be a massive opportunity and different challenge to my previous roles.
I’ve worked on several different projects in FinTech, EdTech and PropTech which has given me the chance to learn something new each day in this unique group of companies.
We are constantly looking for new investment opportunities. We will invest in companies that have the potential to change the world. The money we invest is the same as anyone else’s money but it comes with the benefit of working with a team that has created multi million pound companies from scratch.
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