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17th July 2020

Natwest hires new Chief Operating Officer for Commercial Baking

NatWest has announced the appointment of Solange Chamberlain as Chief Operating Officer for its Commercial Banking arm. 

13th July 2020

Keensight Capital recruits Stéphane Jamin as Director

Keensight Capital, one of the leading private equity managers dedicated to pan-European Growth Buyout investments, has reinforced its portfolio performance team with the recruitment of Stéphane Jamin as Director.

10th July 2020

Tech investor Colin Batten joins Development Bank of Wales

The Development Bank of Wales has further expanded its technology investments team with the appointment of Colin Batten.

10th July 2020

Luke Johnson invests in British Design Fund and joins investment panel

Luke Johnson, the entrepreneur, investor and Sunday Times columnist, is investing in the British Design Fund and will be joining its Investment Panel. He is currently Chairman of private equity house Risk Capital Partners LLP, Chairman of Gail’s Artisan Bakery chain and on the board of Brompton Cycles.

6th July 2020

SidebySide Partnership appoints new Head of Business Development

The SidebySide Partnership has expanded its management team with the appointment of James D’Mello as Head of Business Development. 

3rd July 2020

VGC promotes Andrew Lister to partner

Growth capital investor VGC Partners has promoted Andrew Lister to partner. This promotion further strengthens VGC’s leadership team in order to support investment of its main £50m fund, which backs high-growth consumer, media and technology businesses.

1st July 2020

Angel CoFund new deeptech hire Dr Olivia Nicoletti

The Angel CoFund has appointed Dr Olivia Nicoletti to the team as Senior Investment Associate. Joining from Cambridge Enterprise, where she worked on technology transfer for innovations from Cambridge University, Olivia will focus on deep tech investments for the fund.

1st July 2020

Protean Risk strengthened by new staff from Aston Lark

As of 1 July 2020, the Aston Lark Financial Institutions team will join the Protean Risk brand, making the combined team one of the largest dedicated brokers servicing UK and European financial services firms.

30th June 2020

Edge appoints Advisor Panel to drive opportunity and growth for the UK’s creative economy

Edge Investments, the leading growth investor in the UK creative economy, has appointed an Advisor Panel to provide specialist industry expertise and advice to assist Edge in helping UK’s creative economy to innovate, prosper, and grow.

29th June 2020

Downing Ventures appoints Warren Rogers as new Partner

Downing Ventures has appointed Warren Rogers as a Partner to its 14-strong team. Prior to joining Downing Ventures, Warren was a Ventures Partner at Airbus, where he led investments in various sectors related to aerospace, defence, and space technology.  Warren brings much of this experience to the Downing Ventures team, with his new role focusing on early-stage deep tech companies in quantum, cyber, enterprise, and materials.

29th June 2020

Foresight’s Nick Mettyear joins Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor delivery board

Foresight Group's Nick Mettyear, an Investment Manager responsible for the £100 million Foresight East of England Fund, has been appointed to the delivery board of the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor.

The Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor is one of Europe’s most exciting growth opportunities, home to the people and businesses tackling the grand challenges facing humanity and shaping the future of food, energy, medicine and mobility.

24th June 2020

Antler backs 58 companies across 7 countries during Covid-19

So far this year, Antler has invested in 58 startups across seven countries. The companies funded represent over twenty sectors, ranging from fintech and deep tech to food delivery and gaming. 43% of these companies have at least one female co-founder. This activity brings the total amount invested by Antler since launch to $25m.

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