Welcome to my website.
Passionate about People and Good Causes.
My business background is media; including marketing, branding, contract publishing & print management. At Centurion Press Ltd (CPL) I created the Charity & Housing Association Division providing concept to delivery of marketing strategy & materials for a total of 65 charities incl; contract publishing 16 high quality magazines. Helping to raise and save millions annually, charity fundraising and 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 for my entire career passionate about good causes working with some incredible people for which I am eternally grateful. 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. 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 sent over a Grave Stone for Billy’s Funeral and the procession included thousands. I am very proud of my family roots in London and Yorkshire, both sides of the family were ‘working class’ people.
My primary focus now includes connecting private equity & debt investors, in the form of a joint venture, to UK residential and commercial real estate developers working with local authorities & housing associations www.acefunding.org.
In 2017, I launched a division of ACE www.lithuaniagb.com which provides access to high quality Lithuanian supply chain with a leaning towards Off-Site construction and related supplies. My vision is to not only conquer the UK’s Housing Crisis by providing good quality quick build housing but to also put people in to work. With my team, we have now expanded our supply chain extensively in to other countries including Latvia, Estonia, Finland, France, Spain, Turkey, UAE and thus forming www.acemodularconstruction.com working with high profile clients worldwide such as Mace Group, property developers & investors. More recently myself and my good friend David Hard established www.balmoralglobalcapital.com connecting private equity to companies specialising in emerging markets & technology, as well as supporting my various ‘start-up’ investments.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill