Adrian McGlynn, Director – Weatherbys

Steve has 30 years’ experience in marketing for brand and business growth and has developed marketing programmes for the likes of Nestle UK, Adnams plc and Kettle Chips. Steve led discussion around ‘The impact of brand identity within family firms’.

Francesca Dickinson from the Bronfman Family Office where she is responsible for the origination of structured equity transactions in Europe. Previously, Francesca was at LDC, where she worked in the Value Enhancement Team, and at Lloyds Banking Group within the Financial Institution division focusing on debt financing transactions.

Barry is Chairman of Aspall, the historic cyder making business that has flourished since 1728.  Barry spoke about taking a family business through acquisition, drawing on his experiences with preparing Aspall for acquisition by Molson Coors.

The next Private Markets Dinner will take place at Downing College, Cambridge.  The event is hosted by Bailey Fisher Executive Search in partnership with Farrer & Co and PwC UK.  Attendance is by invitation for a select group of business leaders from amongst the region’s foremost private & family owned businesses.

The topic for discussion is “Growing your Business with an Exit Strategy: An Investor’s Perspective”.  Our guest speaker for the evening is Rodney Appiah, Director of Foresight Group, a leading, independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager with over £2.9 billion of current assets under management.  Foresight Private Equity is one of the UK’s leading and longest established investors in growing businesses, investing between £1m-£5m to support MBOs/MBIs, growth capital and equity release.

If you are a owner or manager of a family business interested in finding out more about the Private Markets Dinners, please contact Andrew Moore.

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