John Eckersley CEO for Capital for Colleagues plc explains their business and crowdfunding and growth strategy for 2015
Capital for Colleagues plc is an ISDX listed company focused on investing in and via its associate, C4C Ownership Partners Limited, advising employee-owned businesses and companies which are looking to become employee owned.
John has over 25 years investment experience and co-founded Castlefield Investment Partners LLP, of which he is Managing Partner, in 2002. He is a graduate of Accounting and Finance, with a financial services sector-specific MBA, and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. In late 2012 he became one of the UK’s first Chartered Wealth Managers. John is a former director of Henry Cooke Group plc and executive director of the private bank Brown Shipley. He is also an alumnus of the London Business School Private Equity Executive Programme. John was responsible for structuring and leading Castlefield’s own employee-ownership process and, as such, he is acutely aware of the challenges and rewards co-ownership offers. He sits as a member of the Council of the Employee Ownership Association, and in this capacity has been involved in a working group advising the UK Government on possible changes to taxation affecting employee-owned businesses. He has also provided evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on employee ownership and to the Nuttall Review on barriers to increasing co-ownership.
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