Passionate about People and Good Causes
My business background is media; marketing, branding, contract publishing & print management. At our company Centurion Press Ltd (CPL) I created the Charity & Housing Association Division providing marketing strategy, print materials and digital media to 65 UK charities; contract publishing 17 high quality magazines. Helping to raise and save millions annually. This charity fundraising & general sales experience provided me with transferable skills to improve my corporate funding journey herewith.
Aside of working with charities professionally I have been an avid fundraiser passionate about good causes. I introduced KISS FM to CPL in 1990 whom invested in & sold at a substantial return just 18 months later providing critical financial assistance at the time to our business. We sold CPL to a major PLC in 2002 for £42m. I am also deeply honoured to have co-organised the sponsorship of The Late President Nelson Mandela with his visit to the UK shortly after his release in prison in South Africa.
My great uncle William ‘Billy’ Evans, one of 17 brothers and sisters from London was a famous Boxer in the 1920’s who was knocked out in a bout by his Danish opponent and with great sadness didn’t survive. The King of Denmark graciously delivered a Grave Stone for Billy’s Funeral – the procession included thousands of people. I am very proud of my family roots in London & Yorkshire working class roots.
My primary focus is supply chain management and raising funds;
2013 onwards connecting private equity & debt investors www.acefunding.org
June 2017, www.lithuaniagb.com was born providing access to high quality Lithuanian supply chain. My vision is to not only conquer the UK’s Housing Crisis by providing good affordable quality housing using Off-Site Manufacturing, with the aim to put people in to work investing in to local communities with infrastructure. With my partner Andrew Wilkinson, we secured OSM supply chain extensively including Russian Federation, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Germany France, Turkey and the UAE www.acemodularconstruction.com and launched more recently www.anglorussiantimber.com with a friend of over 30 years.
My friend David Hard and I established www.balmoralglobalcapital.com connecting private equity to companies specialising in emerging markets & technology, as well as supporting my various ‘start-up’ investments. I launched www.acemedical.supplies April 2020 in response to the Covid Pandemic.
www.octactaviusgb.com was established May 2020 to represent all our brands aside of Balmoral Global Capital.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill