To the Future!

I believe that start-ups are the future. They are the ones that are challenging the way we think and do things and are nimble enough to tenaciously execute against their ambitions. The real power in these “young companies” lie in the driving force behind them… sometimes a single person (Founder, CEO) and sometimes the vision (“to enable the 99% to invest like the 1%”). What ever it is, each of the following companies have a good story behind them.

It would be a great honor for me to be involved in building the future, and with this in mind I’d be open to have conversations about joining a start-up as an advisor, NED (non-executive director), mentor or coach. Please get in touch to discuss this further.

Investment Platform


My Investment Platform

To invest in companies already listed on major stock exchanges I use YouInvest from AJ Bell. 

It took me a long time to find a platform which I felt was “good eough” to trade in equities (shares) especially using a Stocks & Shares ISA. I wanted a platform that enabled me to access UK and US equities at a minimum and offer me the lowest or very competitive transaction / trading fees*. YouInvest by AJ Bell came highly recommended to me and I now recommend it to you with confidence.

Once you’ve opened and funded your account, please send an email with my name and address (which I can provide) to If you open a SIPP or ISA worth £10,000 or more, they will post you a copy of ‘The DIY Investor’ (RRP £17.99) by Andy Bell and I’ll get a £100 referral fee if you. (thanks!)

* trading fees are the costs of buying / selling shares or other financial investments. It does not apply to transferring money in/out of the platform. Find out more here:

Start-up investments

My Start-up Portfolio

I’ve been building my start-up portfolio since 2015 based on my belief in a company’s potential to disrupt a traditional industry, their ambitions to give back to the community and the track record of the Founder / CEO / Exec Team to deliver on their promises.

I’ve used Seedrs, Crowdcube and Crowdfunder to invest across a number of industries in the following awesome companies…


your company

uk challenger bank


plastic roads


property investment platform

wealth migrate

Global property investment


Whisky Distillery

Glen Wyvis

uk winery

chapel down

cloud accounting

free agent