GROWTH PARTNERS

  • Sales

  • Marketing

  • Research & Development (R&D)

Additionally: eCommerce, Trade Sales, International Business Development, M&A, Turnaround, Manufacturing, Software, Technology

Experienced business leader, sales and marketing executive, Non-Executive Director,  investment   advisor,  M&A   and   Board   advisor,   business   speaker  and

 turnaround,mentor and coach with a broad experience in many countries and sectors. 

Particular geographic experience and expertise in emerging markets, North America, Europe and Latin America with business contacts in many US, LATAM, APAC and EMEA.

Charles Denney

Growth Partner

Expertise
  • Asset Growth 

  • Entrepreneurship 

  • Business Development

Additionally: International Relationships, Cost Savings, Problem Solving

Internationally accomplished interim executive and entrepreneur from the United States with over 20+ years of demonstrated success, who has lived on 4 continents to provide expertise   in   turnaround,  new  ventures,  start ups   to   expand   companies

internationally. With leadership​ in setting strategic vision and implementing initiatives to achieve revenue, profitability and international market share across many industries. Charles has a proven record of accomplishment as a take charge leader who embraces challenging assignments, achieves business and board member objectives.

Roy Newey

Growth Partner

Expertise
  • Business Development

  • International Expansion

  • Executive Team Coaching

Additionally: Business Strategy, People Management, Start ups

Roy has set up and grown businesses in the Hospitality, Public Sector Delivery and Skills & Education  sectors.  He  has  set  up  25  companies  in  15  countries  and led 

international expansion around the world.​ Roy is a hands on driver with a focus on the leaders in the business, their dynamic and capacity. Roy will bring his energy and passion to support the vision for growth.

Sir Eric Peacock

Growth Partner

Expertise
  • International Growth

  • People / Leadership / HR

  • Business Strategy

Additionally: Exiting Businesses, Consumer Goods, Manufacturing 

Sir Eric is currently Chairman of e-Careers Limited (E-Learning), iPro Sport Corporation Limited (Natural  Isotonic Sports Drinks),  Buckley  Jewellery Ltd,  Stevenage  Packaging

Ltd Halo International Group Ltd (Furniture), Boxford Group Ltd (Leisure and Farming) and Just Loans Plc. He also leads the Peacock Foundation, Uniqueness and the AB Trust all of which focus on disadvantaged children and young adults.

 

Sir Eric was knighted in 2003 for his services to international trade.

Seema Flower

Growth Partner

Expertise
  • Hair and Beauty

  • Wellbeing 

  • Customer Experience 

Additionally: Luxury Goods, Accessibility, Training and Mentoring, Education

Seema is Britain's number one blind enterpreneur who ran her Award winning group of  hair dressing salons over four different locations in Central London (Oxford Circus,

Covent Garden, Soho and West Hampstead) for 12  years. She employed hundreds of staff and services thousands of clients through her group of companies. 

Seema has been registered blind since 12 years old and she brings a wealth of experience and a truly unique insight into the Visual Awareness field. 

John Stapleton

Growth Partner

Expertise
  • Startups

  • Sales and Distribution 

  • Marketing 

Additionally: Manufacturing, Logistics, Technology

John is an entrepreneur, business leader, CEO & Non-Executive Director with over 25 years of experience in creating and building consumer brands in both the UK and US.

John co-founded the New Covent Garden Soup Co Ltd. and he subsequently founded Glencoe Inc., bringing the fresh soup concept to the United States. Later, John co-founded Little Dish which supplies fresh, natural foods for children over 1 years old. John now helps and advised ambitious food & drink businesses on how best to grow. John holds degrees in Industrial Microbiology; Food Science; Business Administration & Marketing. John lives in Munich and speaks fluent German​.

Karen Melonie Gould

Growth Partner

Expertise
  • Entrepreneurship

  • Finance / Investment

  • Sales

Additionally: Digital Marketing, Innovation, Strategic Development and Implementation, Operational Management

Karen started out her own Entrepreneur journey back in the 90’s with two successful businesses. One was in the Dating industry and the other was a Training and Business Development Consultancy, which had clients from the top FTSE clients in the UK.

Karen was one of the first in the UK to set up her Alternative Finance Platform in May 2014 with over 60,000 members and then in 2016 her digital marketing support platform, which now has 120,000 members.

Karen has over 25 years of International experience, ranging from working in the Travel Industry in the USA, Caribbean and North Africa to working in the UK and Europe in Fintech and Digital Marketing.

Dhiren Master

Growth Partner

Expertise
  • Strategy

  • Marketing

  • Business Turnaround / Transformation

Additionally: Energising and Building Teams, Startups/New Ventures, M&A

Dhiren is a highly experienced business leader, with an impressive track record of establishing and  developing   businesses in dynamic industries. Dhiren has held  CEO

international businesses, achieving rapid success and business turn-around in several of these organisations. He is a business strategist with particular skills in building and energising teams, marketing, business turnaround, raising finance, forming new ventures and partnerships. 

Dhiren has significant international experience in energy projects in South America, North America and Asia, in particular competitive bidding for large infrastructure projects, acquisitions, and restructuring.  His most recent past projects include the development of new energy businesses in the Near East, looking at both conventional and renewable opportunities.

David Morris

Growth Partner

Expertise
  • Retail (Food & Beverage)

  • Operations

  • International Relationships

Additionally: Business Development, Marketing, Sales and Distribution

After cutting his teeth in his family's bakery business David went on to become Head of Operations for Starbucks UK, as it entered the UK market.  During  his 10  years  of

management, David opened 411 stores across the whole UK. In 2006 David was appointed as a Director of Food, Beverage and Restaurants at Harrods and was responsible for 34 restaurants and foodhall and a turnover of £36m. David co-founded the Cadbury Cocoa House where he negotiated, with the Cadbury board, to obtain a licence to create and open the Cadbury Cocoa Houses. The concept proved to be highly successful and the licence was subsequently sold to an international partner.

Matteo Turi

Growth Partner

Expertise
  • International Growth 

  • Exit Plans

  • Crisis Management

Additionally: Financial Control, Tax, Compliance

Matteo is an astute Finance Director and Non-Executive Director for a portfolio of clients across several sectors. Matteo  specialises  in  creating  sustainable,  bottom line

returns with minimal risk. He manages change, minimises risk and fosters profitable growth. He builds best in class operations, formulates critical processes and strengthens internal controls.

 

Matteo is an Italian national, fluent in English & French with international experience across diverse industries.

Andrey Kessel

Growth Partner

Expertise
  • Business Development

  • International Expansion

  • Funding and Exit

Additionally: Opening doors, Strong Contact Networks, Entrepreneurship, Mergers and Acquisitions, Start ups, Venture Capital, Business Strategy

Andrey grows businesses via new products, new markets (international and domestic), new ventures, organically and inorganically. He has 20 years of experience

working with high profile fast-growing companies. Experience ranges from opportunity assessment to defining product-market fit and business strategy to execution and exit. Operational experience covers business development, sales, significant growth, and most aspects of establishing, funding and growing a business. He has had 15 board roles, involved with over 100 companies and multiple M&A or IPO exits. 

Simon Jones

Growth Partner

Expertise
  • Telecoms and Energy

  • Professional Services

  • Enterprise Software Applications

Additionally: Vision and Strategy, Financial Management and Business Planning, Proposition and Business Development

Simon is an experienced CEO, Chair and Non-Executive Director who has successfully grown,  internationalised  and   exited  a  telecoms  consulting  business. As   an  Angel

investor, entrepreneur, Board advisor and coach he is dedicated to supporting others to realise their ambitions. His is a single minded focus on revenue and profit growth of his clients.

Professor Ed Gonsalves

Growth Partner

Expertise 
  • Business Strategy

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Team Leadership

Additionally: Start ups, Negotiations, 

Ed Gonsalves has over 15 years experience in new venture creation and growth . He is Founding   Director   at   Cooplexity   Institute,   Barcelona.  Ed  is  Pathway  Leader  in

Entrepreneurship for the MA & MBA Program at the European Business School, London and a Visiting Professor Entrepreneurship, Toulouse Business School, Barcelona.

Michael Marshall-Clarke

Growth Partner

Additionally: International Brand Strategy, Commercialisation, Creativity

  • Brand Development

  • Marketing

  • Retail (Fashion, Footwear, DIY)

Expertise

Michael is a highly inspirational, strategic, creative and commercial thinker with 20 years Retail, Marketing, Brand Development and Creativeexperience across the Fashion, Footwear, Department Store, Beauty / FMCG, Supermarket and DIY sectors, both in the

UK and wider European/International arenas.A visionary, highly commercial, profit orientated leader used to operating at Board level with owner/proprietors and in PLC’s, defining and delivering strategic direction.​

Tim Sherwood

Investment Director

Expertise
  • Financial Management  

  • Compliance 

  • Turnaround

Additionally: Accountancy, Mergers & Acquisition

Tim is a trustee of the Sandhurst Trust and Chairman of Satellite Applications Catapult. He  is  an experienced  Non-Executive Director, and has been Chairman of

the Hospedia Group Ltd and CVLV Group Ltd, and Deputy Chairman of Redstone plc. Before starting his non-executive career, Tim held several directorships within the Vodafone Group.

Simon Copeland

Simon Copeland

Growth Partner

Expertise