The Speakers

At the May 2022 show we heard from top investment experts providing the top tips and tricks to ensure you make the most money from your investments.

See below the profiles of individuals we have heard from and keep an eye on this page for who will be joining the June 2023 lineup.

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Nick Leslau

Nick Leslau, 63, has been Chairman and Chief Executive of Prestbury group of companies, which has invested in and managed over £10bn of property assets, since he founded it in January 1998. Nick is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and was co-founder and Chief Executive of Burford Holdings Plc for 13 years until 1997 having created a £1bn net worth company and delivered 1,300% NAV per share growth over a ten year period as a quoted company. He sat on the board of Max Property Group PLC, which was floated in 2009 and sold to Blackstone for £650m in July 2014. He and his management team floated Secure Income REIT PLC and recently merged the Company with LXI REIT PLC creating a business with £4bn of gross assets, where he continues to be one of the largest shareholders and a Non-Executive Director. He has been a director of many quoted and unquoted companies, professional bodies and charity and educational boards and is a director and shareholder of Saracens Rugby Club.

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Glen Goodman

Glen Goodman is a former BBC and ITV Business Correspondent, and wrote bestselling book The Crypto Trader, which has been translated into several languages.

Glen has been a successful investor for over 20 years and famously turned £3000 into £100,000 during the 2008 financial crash, an experience he wrote about for the Times. He is regularly interviewed by BBC News, Bloomberg TV, Reuters, LBC, The Guardian and The Telegraph

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Nigel Wray

Nigel Wray is an entrepreneurial investor in both public and private companies. Currently he is a substantial shareholder and director at Franchise Brands Plc and many other companies.

He is a significant investor in a number of AIM quoted companies as well as a number of private companies in the domiciliary care, computer network solutions, engineering, hotel and restaurant sectors.

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Mark Slater

Mark Slater co-founded Slater Investments, a specialist UK equity fund manager. During his career, Mark has served on the boards of four public companies in which he has been a substantial shareholder.

He is also involved in a non-executive capacity in overseeing endowment-style portfolios for two prominent family offices and is a member of the Investment Board of the Cambridge University Endowment fund.

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Alastair Lukies CBE

Alastair has been at the forefront of the UK’s Financial Technology industry working with financial institutions, investors and regulators to promote collaboration and mutual benefit across the ecosystem. He founded Monitise in 2003; 3 years later Monitise was recognised as a technology pioneer by the World Economic Forum. In January 2014, Alastair was appointed by the UK government as a business ambassador to the Prime Minister for the financial services industry, and today acts as the sole business ambassador for Fin Tech. Alastair was the founding Chairman of Innovate Finance, the U.K. trade body for Fintech and a founding member of Motive Partners the worlds leading Fintech Private Equity Firm.

Gervais Williams

Gervais Williams is Head of Equities at Premier Miton Investors and manages a number of funds and trusts that aggregate to over £1.5bn, he joined the group in 2011. His fund management career extends over 30 years including 17 years at Gartmore Group Ltd, where he was Head of UK Small Companies investing in UK smaller companies and Irish equities. Gervais is a member of the AIM Advisory Council, and a board member of the Quoted Companies Alliance. He was a member of the Patient Capital Review panel with the Chancellor of the Exchequer two years ago where the recommendations were put into legislation in the subsequent budget. Gervais Williams has published three books, ‘Slow Finance’ in the autumn of 2011 (Bloomsbury), ‘The Future is Small’ published in November 2014 (Harriman House) and ‘The Retreat of Globalisation’ published in December 2016 (Harriman House).


Sir Clive Woodward

Sir Clive Woodward is the World Cup winning Head Coach who led England’s rugby players to World Cup glory in Australia in 2003.

A former England International and British & Irish Lion himself, during Clive’s tenure as Head Coach of England he moved the team from being sixth in the world to the number one ranked team, winning every trophy an England team can win.

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Andrew Carter

Andrew has worked in the Global Drink industry for over 25 years and joined Chapel Down Group plc as Chief Executive Officer in September 2021.

With extensive experience across wine, beer and spirits, he has held senior leadership roles at some of the some of the world’s best known drinks companies, including Chase Distillery, Treasury Wine Estates, Bacardi and Bulmers across the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia & Global Travel Retail. He is a passionate, results-driven commercial leader with a strong track record of delivering transformational business performance, building world-class premium drinks brands and developing & leading high-performance teams.

Will Lewis

William Lewis is a British media executive and a co-founder, CEO and Publisher of The News Movement. He served as Chief Executive of Dow Jones and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal from 2014 to 2020, during which he helped lead a period of major growth and digital transformation at the organisation. Previously, William was Chief Creative Officer at News Corp and before that, served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, Business Editor at The Sunday Times and Global News Editor of the Financial Times.

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Fiona Cincotta

From City Index, Fiona has over 15 years experience in trading and analysing UK, European and US markets. She covers forex, equity, commodity, and crypto assets.

Fiona also partakes in webinars and seminars, and has regular appearances on BBC, Reuters and Bloomberg TV as well as a weekly slot on BBC’s World Business report (World Services). She is also regularly quoted in Bloomberg, Reuters and MarketWatch among other outlets

City Index

Established in the UK in 1983, City Index is a leader in spread betting, FX and CFD trading with over 1m+ account holders. They’re an award-winning, multi-asset financial services provider with 40 years’ experience in supporting our clients – providing instant and secure access to global markets. With over 13,500 markets to choose from across shares, indices, forex, commodities and more, their clients have access to trade a range of products to suit their financial goals. City Index is part of the Nasdaq-listed, Fortune 100 StoneX Group (SNEX). With over 100 years in the financial markets, StoneX is one of the largest retail and institutional trading providers in the world.

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Stubben Edge

Back in 2011, CEO Chris and Deputy CEO Karen were working for a diversified financial services group. It was there they realised that the problems of poor legacy systems, the rising regulatory burden, and incomplete data needed to be urgently addressed.

In February 2018 they bought themselves out in order to revolutionise the tools of a financial services intermediary, to offer our products to a wider audience and be free of conflict, which enable us to work with more businesses who want to make a genuine change.

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The Car Crowd

A dedicated team of petrolheads with years of automotive knowledge to hand pick only the finest cars for investment. To democratize investment and give everyone the chance to invest in the things they love….starting with classic cars.

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The Portfolio Platform

The Portfolio Platform is revolutionising retail investment by empowering investors globally and assisting them to beat their market benchmark.

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Ascent Resources Plc

Ascent Resources are an independent oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in London and have been listed on AIM since November 2004.

Their focus is on special situations where they see an opportunity to create high capital growth returns making counter cyclical acquisitions and applying focused discipline on low cost, manageable initial capital commitments and near-term high inflection growth potential.

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Belluscura is a medical device company founded in the U.K. with headquarters in the United States. Using patented oxygen enrichment technology, their mission is to help improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world.

Backed by extensive research, working with both medical professionals and patients, Belluscura is dedicated to engineering and manufacturing cutting edge medical products to help patients be able to explore healthier, more active lifestyles.

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Cambridge Cognition

Cambridge Cognition optimise the assessment of cognition for better brain health research with scientifically validated digital health solutions. Their software solutions enable gold standard cognitive research and efficient clinical trials, accelerating safe and effective treatment development, helping to improve patient outcomes in conditions affecting brain health.

Cambridge support clients in over 100 countries, including the world’s leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies and more than 800 universities worldwide.

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CleanTech Lithium

CleanTech Lithium (AIM:CTL, Frankfurt:T2N, OTCQX:CTLHF) is an exploration and development company advancing next-generation sustainable lithium projects in Chile for the EV transition.

Proudly sustainable, committed to net-zero, our mission is to produce material quantities of battery grade, ‘green’ lithium using sustainable Direct Lithium Extraction technology, powered by clean energy, we plan to a leading supplier of ‘green’ lithium to the EV market.

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JP Jenkins

Founded in 1991, JP Jenkins in the UK’s oldest platform for private companies. They provide a low cost and efficient platform for companies that are looking to allow shareholders to match their shares.

They help companies engage with existing shareholders to match in their shares alongside helping early-stage investors realise a return on their paper wealth.

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Established in 1997, London South East is one of the UK’s leading share information portals, providing news and up-to-the-moment data to over 1 million users per month on desktop, tablet and mobile. Their commitment to user experience has led to become a key part of any private investor’s daily routine and proudly hosts the largest independent, moderated financial chat community in the UK. Their hugely popular Investing Matters podcast (in association with London South East) features experts and veterans from the investment and fund management world, providing informative, educational and entertaining content from the world of investing.

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From aquaculture to offshore energy, OTAQ delivers and supports world class marine technology products.

Innovation, experience and quality are the values at the heart of everything they do and have earnt them the trust of customers across the globe. All OTAQ products are designed, developed, manufactured and tested in house to the very highest standards.

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Woven is part of the Giles Miller Studio who believe in the enrichment of human surroundings.

They create artistically focussed surfaces, architecture and sculpture. In each discipline the studio brings new meaning to spaces by celebrating the relationship between materials and light.

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SigmaRoc is a specialist quarried materials group that invests, improves, integrates and innovates companies within the quarried materials space in Europe. They invest in high quality quarries that allow them to extract low and high grade materials for use in construction, agriculture, environmental and industrial applications.

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By creating a decentralised property marketplace on top of a property specific community lending protocol blockchain (which verifies ownership & realtime property value) Xcavate becomes the first of its kind technology based solution to disrupt the property world.

Xcavate delivers much needed value direct to the property investor and land developer without the need for banks, solicitors or other intermediaries.

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Lingo Coin

Lingo Coin is the first startup that leverages blockchain technology and real estate to reward it’scommunity with vacations.

Lingo is partnered with 100+ brand ambassadors and crypto experts to ensure global adoption firepower, and their celebrity commitments represent over $50m worth in marketing contracts.

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Serabi Gold

Serabi Gold plc is a gold exploration and production company involved in the evaluation and development of gold deposits in Brazil. The company’s primary interests are its 100% owned Palito Mining Complex and the recently acquired Coringa Gold Project both located in the Tapajos region of northern Brazil.   Combined gold production from the Palito Mining Complex is currently approximately 40,000 ounces per annum, whilst the Coringa Project, when in production, is forecast to produce an average of 38,000 ounces per annum.

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Coinsilium is a focused Blockchain and Open Finance venture operator based in Gibraltar, a pre-eminent global regulatory jurisdiction and a leading hub for innovative financial technology. In 2015, Coinsilium became the first blockchain company to IPO. The Company has evolved to develop revenue-generating strategic advisory services and is a highly regarded innovator with proven technological and commercial expertise and development capabilities in the NFT arena and also within Open Finance.

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Connectd’s aim is to revolutionise the early-stage ecosystem, democratising access to funding and talent. At Connectd they pride themselves on building technologies that foster connections to allow startups to grow and people to succeed.

Whether presenting investors with the latest deal flow, advisors with relevant jobs or founders with the platform they need to showcase their company in the best light, Connectd has the solutions.

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ShareSoc is a not-for-profit membership organisation run by individual investors for individual investors who aim to improve your investment experience and to represent your best interests. They represents the interests of individual investors to regulators and government, and offer a range of investor education, information and networking services. Their main aim is to ensure that shareholders have their proper say as owners of the businesses in which they invest; campaigning on both specific company issues and on individual investors’ wider concerns. They have had notable success in delivering change at a number of companies and have influenced government policy and legislation.

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SIGnet is unique – a national network of individual investor groups across the UK. A small coordinating core supports and enhances the benefits members can gain from the groups and from the network as a whole. SIGnet gives individual investors the ability to meet their peers in groups. The format is designed to encourage free discussion and mutual education. Members are given the opportunity to improve their investment decision process.

SIGnet groups are not investment clubs; there is no central pot or collective investing. In SIGnet the individual investor is free to make their own decisions in their own time and in their own way.

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Woodlark Camp Site Trust

Woodlarks was established in 1930 and ever since has provided accessible camping for people with all kind of disabilities. Children and adults alike come to Woodlarks to experience new things, and leave often having exceeded their own expectations.

Here people discover unknown skills and abilities, have adventures and make new friends in an environment designed to meet their individual needs

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Aukett Swanke Group plc

An architectural and interior design practice with studios in London, Istanbul, Berlin, Frankfurt and the UAE, designing small to large scale projects that focus on the wellbeing of people and a responsibility to the planet.

Their studios’ expertise in over 20 countries includes work in mixed-use, office, hotel, residential, education, industrial, retail, and healthcare sectors as well as workplace consulting.

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Lead Reach

Lead Reach Connect™ delivers verified B2B leads to sales, marketing, and recruitment teams with high data accuracy rates, supercharging campaign results and driving new revenue to businesses.

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FinTorro is a free education app & website that can help you learn investing and trading in the financial markets enjoyably and effectively. FinTorro offers a range of quick, bite-sized lessons on stocks, forex, and crypto, which are easy to understand for everyone, regardless of your financial background.

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The Priory Collection

The Priory Collection is one of the largest and most prestigious private collections of sporting memorabilia in the world. At the UK Investor Show we will have a few special pieces on display as well as information on the wider collection housed at StoneX Stadium.

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SEEEN is the video optimisation platform company offering proprietary AI technology products and services to help creators, brands and publishers drive value from their video assets.

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Highclere Thoroughbred Racing

Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (HTR) was founded by Harry Herbert in 1992. Since then, it has established itself as the leading syndication company in Europe having raced seven champions and earning over £16,500,000 in worldwide prize money.

A large part of HTR’s success has been due to the rigorous selection process of the yearlings, which has been down to Harry’s brother-in-law, John, and his son Jake Warren since Highclere’s inception. John has long been acknowledged as one of the most discerning bloodstock experts in the world. A reputation which led to him being bloodstock advisor to the late Queen for 20 years, and to his current role as bloodstock advisor for His Majesty the King.

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