InvestingZone’s strength is within our team, the advisory panel and of course our key investors. We believe InvestingZone is unrivalled for experience in conducting investments and also in advising and supporting UK SMEs.
Multi Award winning Acceleris Capital has been assisting SMEs for over 16 years. From raising funds through SEIS and EIS to ongoing monitoring and support. Acceleris takes companies through multiple tranches of investment and usually assists in board composition to give companies every chance of growth and success, therefore, obtaining value for investors.
Seneca is an investment management and corporate advisory services business which specialises in the SME sector dealing with UK based companies in the turnover range of up to £100m per annum.
The UK’s foremost private investor, Chairman of InvestingZone’s Advisory Board, Founder of Better Capital and Former Managing Partner of Alchemy, Jon is a seasoned active investor. "I believe the time is right to make it easier for direct investment into small company growth shares which often carry generous tax incentives for investors"
Robert is Chairman of Mears Group Plc in which he had a controlling interest in Mears at the time of the flotation in October 1996. He has a background in developing support service businesses, and has operated in the service sector since 1981, initially in a financial capacity before moving into general management
Richard qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 2003. He worked for KPMG for over 5 years, initially in their audit business and latterly in their corporate recovery division working on financial and operational restructurings and formal insolvencies. In 2007, Richard joined NM Rothschild’s leveraged finance team in Manchester before joining Cenkos Fund Managers in June 2008. During his time with Cenkos Fund Managers, manager of the £60m pre-IPO investment fund RRF Ltd, Richard gained extensive experience of flotations, fundraisings, mergers, acquisitions and restructurings. Richard holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Birmingham.
Ian qualified as a chartered accountant in 1986 with KPMG and has been involved in corporate finance with Peel Hunt & Co, Apax Partners & Co and Altium Capital. He co-founded Zeus Group and at the point of demerger in 2010, the Group had over £350m of assets in a variety of businesses, including corporate finance, private equity, stockbroking and pension administration. Ian sits on the Board of Hedley & Co Stockbrokers, is a founder and majority shareholder of Liberty SIPP, is a partner of Palatine Private Equity LLP and is on the Board of Trustees for the Lowry Arts Centre in Manchester.