For years Ralph Catto has started, led and grown successful commercial and social enterprises. Prior to that in the 1990’s he became one of the youngest directors of a large UK stockbroking firm where he specialised in corporate finance including flotations, equity fund raising, acquisitions, takeovers and general corporate advice. His mantra is to be ‘successful and significant but success must come first’ and he knows the easiest way to achieve that is to work with brilliant people.
Richard Chaplin covers commercial, operations and finance. He is a graduate ACA and over the last 20 years has held senior finance and operational roles across a wide range of business sectors including retail, marketing and distribution, technology and manufacturing. He knows at first-hand what it is like to work with a private equity backed business and in his last role co-founded and grew a manufacturing business supplying blue-chip food processors with packaging products.
Andrew is the Chief Executive of the Pemberstone Group, a privately owned investment business. It has interests in a range of businesses across the UK but also with a presence in Eastern Europe and the Far East. He is a director of 12 other companies with which Pemberstone works or has interests. This breadth of experience enables him to bring a strategic perspective to each role and Andrew has a passion for supporting businesses and teams that grow them.