Meet The Team

Meet our experienced team of business growth, finance and marketing specialists.

Norman Peterson

Chief Executive

Dip Proj Man (RICS) MBA

Norman Peterson

Norm has held senior positions in startups, mid sized SME’s and PLC’s operating across a variety of sectors including finance, telecoms, infrastructure and property.

Throughout his career, Norman has been involved in raising finance to support business growth and large scale infrastructure projects. His experience includes raising seed capital for start-ups, securing expansion capital (£60M) for a Netherlands based Internet Serice Provider (“ISP”) and development capital for infrastructure projects. At Bell CM he was responsible for developing the strategic growth plan and securing investment for new business opportunities including mergers and acquisitions.

Norm is an Approved Person with the Financial Conduct Authority (CF1 / CF3 / CF11 / CF30). He holds the RICS Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management, he studied his MBA at Bradford and completed the Oxford Private Equity Programme, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Craig Peterson

Chief Operating Officer

MBA FCMI

Craig Peterson

Craig has a wealth of experience supporting businesses and large scale development projects. He Acts as a strategic adviser, mentor, Non Exec and investor to a range of startups, early stage and established businesses, helping to raise finance and support growth.

His experience spans a number of sectors including; technology, alternative finance, property, housing, regeneration and management consultancy and includes raising seed / growth capital for high growth businesses and project finance for regeneration / real estate projects.

Craig is an Approved Person with the Financial Conduct Authority (CF1 / CF10/ CF30). He holds an MBA (Enterprise) and is Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and brings an entrepreneurial approach to business, strategy, finance, growth and development.

Dave Chalmers

Group Management Accountant

Dave Chalmers

Dave is a qualified accountant and is responsible for leading and managing the internal and external financial management systems. Dave has extensive experience in financial control, after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accountancy from Leeds University and working in a multinational company and a top 10 Chartered Accountancy firm.

Sam Hemmingway

Project Manager - Digital

Sam Hemmingway

Sam supports the Investment Team helping to identify, prepare and ‘on-board’ new investee clients.

Sam also works closely with new clients throughout the campaign and investment process providing project management support, digital marketing support and assists the Investment and Legal teams in executing the close out process when an investment campaign reaches the target fund raise.

Sam provides digital marketing and content creation support to the GCV team and helps raise the profile of live investment opportunities.

Jenna Taylor

Project Manager - Content

B.A., M.A.

Jenna Taylor

Jenna supports the Investment Team helping to identify, prepare and ‘on-board’ new investee clients.

Jenna also works closely with new clients throughout the campaign and
investment process providing project management and content marketing support.

Jenna produces a range of blogs, eBooks and digital assets designed to help investors and investee companies gain valuable insights into the Alternative Finance Market.