Over a decade’s experience of CEO posts in regulated businesses including, The Exchange, Regional Stock Exchange and Finance Birmingham. Sue is passionate about the SME community and the role they play in the economy’s recovery and growth. A strong commercial focus and corporate experience has secured the support of both public and private sector initiatives.
An experienced Private Equity practitioner for over 20 years and winner of Midlands Dealmaker Awards four times with Bridgepoint (once) and LDC (three times).
A seasoned Non Executive Director having held numerous board seats in a private equity and independent capacity during that period.
Previously John was a Senior Director of LDC and currently chairs the Investment Committees of Finance Birmingham and CCF (Capital Creative Fund) in London.
Since leaving LDC in 2005, John has worked on a wide range of SME initiatives both as a Non-Executive Director as well as supporting the growth of the FDC portfolio.
Sam has worked in the finance industry for 13 years, including two banks. At RBS, Sam was an investment director for mid-market transactions in Birmingham. Sam is currently principally engaged in strategic projects for the business but remains an active originator of deals for the team. Sam holds FSA/FCA qualifications, CIOBS, and BSc Management & Business Studies.
Carl Perry joined in 2018 to support the mezzanine finance team, having previously worked for HSBC primarily supporting new and existing commercial customers with their financial and operational growth strategies.
Amy Beasley heads up the Business Development approach for FDC. Her role is to implement and continually develop a more focused business development strategy to further drive FDC opportunities around England. Prior to joining, Amy held a senior business development position at a top 10 accountancy firm.