Spire Ventures is a sector-focused investor, and it is the firm’s knowledge, networks, and track record in the real estate sector has enabled it to attract the best talent and add real value across its portfolio & investments.
We believe entrepreneurs need multiple coaches. For each of our portfolio companies, we assemble a team of all-star advisors, NEDs, and Board Directors who act as mentors and coaches for the entrepreneurs and management teams we invest in.
James' passion is building businesses and backing talented people. He has been building and selling businesses since 1985 and believes it is important to invest in people rather than just products or businesses.
James is a great believer that it is people who create a successful business through their passion and conviction.
James founded Hamilton Bradshaw, an investment management company that specialises in seed capital and growth capital for service-based businesses such as recruitment, real estate, business services and property investment.
David Newnes has been with LSL PLC since formation and part of the founder MBO team. In 2004 David and team floated LSL Property Services PLC on FTSE 2 years later.
Appointed to the PLC Board with overall responsibility for the performance, strategy and development of the 500+ branches across LSL , including : residential sales and lettings, financial services, general insurance, asset management, LPA receivers and call centre operations.
LSL Property Services PLC provides residential property services. The Company's services include: real estate brokerage services, financial services, and surveying.
Deepak is the CIO of Hamilton Bradshaw and provides extensive support to the HB portfolio and advises on commercial agreement negotiations, financing and fund raising, due diligence and legalities.
Deepak has an MBA in Finance from the London Business School as well as being a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and Management Accountant (ACMA).