Ambitious companies based around technology represent the most vibrant part of the UK economy. A very high proportion of UK equity deals go into verticals such as Life Sciences, Edtech, Proptech, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Adtech. Fintech alone attracted 10% of all investment deals in 2018.

This workshop will bring financial experts and tech companies together to focus on the specific challenges that companies in tech face as they look to grow – fast.

The Panel: 

Gary Jesson, CEO of EFM Financial Management Group and Finance Director, Group MD and co-founder of EFM.

Gary is a Business Advisor and Finance Director with over 40 years of experience in working with growing SME’s. He applies his knowledge in a wide range of sectors providing strategic financial and business advisory services with a team of experienced professionals on hand to support. He is also directly involved as a director or founder of several companies including a medical business, family investment office and an e-commerce sticker business as well as mentoring many others.

Nick Winters, Head of Technology, Moore Kingston Smith 

Nick heads Moore Kingston Smith’s Technology Sector Group and is his clients’ first port of call for all of their strategic accounting and tax needs. With a diverse portfolio of clients including mid-sized corporates, entrepreneurs and fast-growing businesses, Nick’s expertise extends beyond the UK. Those wishing to set up a business in the UK as well as those looking to expand internationally come to Nick for his cross-border advice. 

An advocate for the benefits of mentoring in business, Nick provides mentoring and training to growing businesses in collaboration with the likes of London & Partners Business Growth Programme and Virgin StartUp. 

Andy Sugden, Portfolio Finance Director, EFM Financial Management

Andrew is a robust, “hands-on” Finance Director with significant international experience. He has worked with a variety of successful media, publishing, telecoms and technology companies varying in size from globally listed operations to family-owned SMEs and venture capital backed start-up businesses. He has a proven track record of delivering increased shareholder value and sustained growth, and of driving transformation and cost-effective solutions to businesses in rapidly changing markets.