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Richard Birtles

After qualifying as a chartered secretary in 1984, Richard worked with a number of academics to establish a new company in the then-fledgling CADCAM sector. Since then he has been actively involved in the planning, incorporation, financing and development of over 100 companies across a range of disciplines from life-sciences to engineering and software development.

In January 2002 he became our  company secretary and portfolio manager and, in 2008, assumed responsibility for management of the company. When he’s not busy expanding our own business, he is director or company secretary at a number of client companies, including FusionIP plc, and has assisted in developing their business by advising on matters such as business planning, funding opportunities, investment arrangements, employee option schemes and pensions.

In addition to his work with new businesses Richard has been involved with a number of significant projects, including a leading role in developing the financial and corporate structures of the successful £100+ million bid to secure the elite sports training facilities now developed in the Don Valley, Sheffield.