The Future 50 Partners

The Future 50 programme is powered by the expertise of the partners, professional business advisors from leading firms in their fields. They share their expertise in the regular seminars and are available to provide advice and insight to help participating entrepreneurs build their businesses.


Birketts

Birketts is a full service, top 100 UK law firm. With a rich heritage spanning more than 150 years it has an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally. Operating from offices across East Anglia and London, the firm shares a common culture and approach to service delivery. It has an unrivalled reputation for providing high-quality legal advice and client service which has seen Birketts regularly winning high-level legal awards including 'Deal of the Year Sub £10m' at the Insider Media Central & East Dealmakers Awards 2021, 'Conveyancing Firm of the Year - Midlands' at the Modern Law Conveyancing Awards 2021, 'Private Client Team of the Year' at the Cambridgeshire Law Society Awards 2021, and featuring in The Times: Best Law Firms 2022 and 2021.

Birketts is represented on the Future50 board by Ed Savory and Mark Gipson.

Ed Savory (Norfolk)

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Mark Gipson (Suffolk)

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Foresight

Foresight is a leading listed infrastructure and private equity investment manager with £8.4 billion* of assets under management.

Formed in 1984, Foresight is amongst the most active private equity houses in the UK market, providing flexible funding and support to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across a range of sectors. With offices across the UK, including Cambridge, its £100 million Foresight East of England Fund provides equity investments of up to £10 million in SMEs in the East of England and beyond.

Foresight is represented on the Future50 Board by Matt McLoughlin and Charlie O’Riordan.

*Unaudited as at December 31, 2021.

Matt McLoughlin

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Charlie O’Riordan

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Lovewell Blake

Lovewell Blake is a leading firm of Chartered Accountants and Financial Planners. It has worked with outstanding local businesses for more than 160 years and is also at the cutting edge of cloud accounting technology, highly specialised taxation advisory services and diverse audit and accounting expertise. Every business's needs are unique and with eight offices across the region, 22 specialist partners and a staff of around 350, this top 50 firm of accountants prides itself on providing tailored services to meet the individual needs of its clients, with expert advice from local specialists. To celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2008, Lovewell Blake set up the LB150 Fund, which is still going strong and to date has raised more than £300,000 for good causes.

Lovewell Blake is represented on the Future 50 board by James Shipp and Mat Waters.

Mat Waters

James Shipp (Suffolk)

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Turning Factor

Turning Factor is a leadership and management training company delivering high-quality services both nationally and internationally, with a specialism in delivering ‘how’ skills, which make an immediate impact on business and people’s performance.

The company is committed to helping develop people to reach their full potential and create great leaders to drive businesses for today and tomorrow. Recognised as a provider at the forefront of the training and development industry, it works and collaborates with innovators, business experts and key organisations to develop cutting-edge learning and development solutions and design innovative business-relevant programmes.

Its expert tutors have solid practical business backgrounds that allow them to advise and train clients in a wide range of disciplines and industries – developing people and businesses to the highest of standards.

Turning Factor is represented on the Future 50 board by Kathryn Horton and James Howells.

James Howells

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Kathryn Horton

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Barclays

Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank, operating in more than 40 countries. With more than 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays offers products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management.

Barclays Eagle Labs is a specialist network within the bank that works with ambitious founders and start-ups across the UK, helping them succeed and scale. From idea to exit, it helps entrepreneurs build, learn and grow, supercharging their progress by sharing important lessons from the start-up culture when it comes to dynamic thinking, hyper-collaboration and keeping it simple.

Barclays Eagle Labs is represented on the Future 50 board by Glen Webster and Anthony Pryke.

Anthony Pryke

Glen Webster

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