24th November 2017

Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, 45 Prescot Street, London, E1 8GP

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Henry Whorwod, Beauhurst (TETOW Chair)

Henry Whorwood leads Beauhurst’s consultancy team, working on custom research and reports for a variety of clients. He is a specialist on equity finance, growth companies and equity crowdfunding. He is the lead author of the British Business Bank's Small Business Equity Tracker. 

As well as his work for the British Business Bank, Henry has written and provided proprietary research for organisations including Barclays, Syndicate Room, Royal Academy of Engineering, Innovate UK, BEIS and Smith & Williamson.

Lucius Cary, Oxford Technology

Lucius Cary established his own business in 1972 after University, and experienced at first hand the difficulties of raising start-up capital.  Five years later the business was successful and employed 50 people.  While continuing to run the first business, he then started a second in 1978 - a monthly magazine, Venture Capital Report, which featured detailed articles including cash flow projections and equity structures about entrepreneurs seeking capital and which was sold on subscription to investors.  This ran for 25 years and was a precursor to today's business angel networks.

 

By 1983, it became clear that scientists were unable to raise capital easily since investors didn't understand the science.  So, to try to do something about this, in 1983 he started a third business, a seed fund specifically to invest in technology start-ups. He has done this ever since, and the current fund OT(S)EIS is fund no 12.    Almost all the investments are within an hour's drive of Oxford since active involvement is required. 

James Ramsey, TEPS

James joined the industry in 2004 and has been administering, promoting or advising on tax efficient investments since 2007. He has worked in private banks, an IFA firm, one of the longest established managers in the industry as well as structuring and launching products with a mid-sized manager.

Having been lucky enough to look after many of the most sophisticated and largest advisory firms, James is familiar with the complexities involved with writing and reporting on tax efficient investment. Adviser feedback and his own frustrations with the fragmented nature of applications and reporting have lead him to set up TEPS.

Justin Stewart, Think Property Finance

For 20 years Justin has had parallel careers: building a chain of dental practices; and a side career in property, where he successfully built a portfolio of residential buy-to-let and commercial properties. Whilst building this portfolio, Justin oversaw many refurbishments and even a small new build.

After selling the dental practices, unsatisfied by the 0.5% interest his money was earning in a high-street bank, Justin turned again to property. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of the industry, along with his wide network of developers, surveyors and lenders, he has developed a lucrative and secure investment strategy; investing in property, development and bridging financing, secured by first charge.  

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