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 May 2023 lineup.
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.
Vin Murria OBE has twenty-five years’ experience in investment and leadership roles within the software sector, founding and building some of the UK’s most recognised software companies, many of which are remain significant entities in today’s B2B software universe.
She has also founded two plc companies, the Computer Software Group plc in 2002 and the Advanced Computer Software plc in 2008, which now amass a value of over £2bn each. Today Vin sits on the boards of FTSE companies Softcat Plc, Bunzl Plc and Silicon Valley Bank, and is an investor/ advisor to HG Capital and Rothschild. She has previously served on the Boards of Sophos Plc, and Zoopla Plc.
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.
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.
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 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).
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.
Penny Smith is a television and radio presenter, a newsreader and a journalist. She was born in Nottinghamshire and began her career as a reporter and feature writer on the Peterborough Evening Telegraph.
Penny was a host on morning TV for over 30 years starting on Sky and then GMTV. Penny presented the Arts Programme on Radio 2 following her passion for theatre, music and books and currently hosts the Drivetime Show on Scala Radio as well as being a regular presenter on The Talk on Talk TV.
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.
Anglesey Mining plc is a UK mining company listed on AIM. Incorporated in 1984 currently with projects in Wales, Sweden and Canada.
Anglesey is engaged in exploring and developing its Parys Mountain property which hosts a significant polymetallic zinc, copper, lead, silver and gold deposit where there is a head frame, a 300m deep production shaft, planning permission for operations and freehold ownership of the minerals and land. Infrastructure is good, political risk is low and the project enjoys the support of local people and government. Anglesey is also actively reviewing other compatible base metal projects suitable for incorporation into the Anglesey Group.
Ascent Resourcing Plc
Ascent Resourcing 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.
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.
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.
Founded in 2017, led by a team of industry experts, combining operational experience, local knowledge and commercial understanding, Cleantech’s mission is to produce battery-grade, carbon-neutral lithium for the EV future.
They are committed to supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy, and aim to do this by being the greenest battery-grade lithium producer, through carbon-neutral operations with the lowest environmental impact.
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.
Just Collecting buy and sell high-end collectibles, and currently have the world’s largest private stockholding of collectibles and deal in fully authenticated rare manuscripts, autographs, postage stamps, space memorabilia and much more. Many of the pieces stocked have been handpicked for their investment potential.
They have offices in the UK and the Channel Islands, and the team of experts has a combined 250 years’ experience in the collectibles sector. They’re also advisers to the Discovery Channel.
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.
Panther Metals Plc
Panther Metals invests in or acquires companies or projects within the natural resources sector which have the potential for growth and value generation over the medium to long term.
The Company utilise their extensive international network to identify opportunities in base, precious and energy metals. The Company focuses its search on highly attractive and established and politically stable mining jurisdictions such as Australia, North America and Canada.
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.
VectorVest is the only stock analysis and portfolio management system that analyses, ranks and graphs over 18,000 stocks each day for value, safety and timing and gives a clear buy, sell or hold rating on every stock every day. For over 30 years, VectorVest has been creating mathematical models to clearly define exactly what causes a stocks price to rise or fall. No opinions or guesswork…just math! VectorVest gives you answers, not just data. What to buy. What to sell. Most importantly, when!