About Us

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Who We Are

We are defined by the experiences we have had, the skills we have developed and the values we hold. We express all these through the projects we undertake and the causes we support.

 

Our People

Our professionals are drawn from industries as diverse as oil and gas project development, fast moving consumer goods, commodities marketing and trading, and life sciences. We are united in our passion for entrepreneurship and our desire to create value together with the people we work with.

Ed Lehmann

Ed Lehmann

Ed is an experienced business developer and trader with proven success in multinational corporations and as an angel investor.
 
Ed has spent the majority of his career in the energy sector. At Shell, Ed brought projects to financial close in natural gas, power and LNG. Later, he spent five years on the commercial optimisation of Shell’s European production and refining assets and trading crude oil. At BG, he built up the European physical and financial optimisation and trading business. Ed is an investor with the London Business Angels network (now Newable), building up a portfolio of investments over the last ten years. Ed has an MBA from IESE Business School.
Bea Marques

Bea Marques

Bea has built up extensive expertise in marketing, communications and project management both at UK Trade and Investment and at a leading automotive engineering firm.
 
Bea was born in Portugal, raised in the UK and has worked in Sao Paulo, Barcelona and London, shaping her into a creative and innovative professional. Bea holds a first class degree in International Relations and a Master’s in Marketing Management. Her passion for communication translates into helping organisations navigate through growth and create meaningful relationships with their customers. Bea is an optimist with the attitude that a problem is in-fact a solution waiting to be found.
James Browne

James Browne

James has held a variety of senior commercial and marketing roles globally across FTSE 100 companies covering consumer goods, durables and finance sectors. He is currently leading businesses in BT’s venture arm.

James is an advocate of building businesses by committing to the success and well-being of people. He holds a first-class degree and Bilingual MBA. In his personal time, James is a keen sportsperson and former GB athlete who still enjoys competing, despite getting progressively slower.

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Other professionals

We are privileged to work with a network of experts in their various fields who bring their experience and enthusiasm to the different projects we undertake. For example, in the area of genomics (and life sciences more generally), we work with experts from the Cambridge genomics cluster, including through the Cambridge Enterprise, the University of Cambridge’s Commercialisation Office. 

Causes We Support

We believe in giving back. We believe that the future is embodied by the next generation. We believe that education the key to unlocking the potential of those that will follow us. We support in particular two charities that deliver excellent education in the widest sense: ReachOut and The Roundhouse Trust.

ReachOut

ReachOut is a mentoring charity working with young people in disadvantaged communities to raise aspirations and help them grow in character and attainment. ReachOut partners with schools in disadvantaged communities to support young people referred for low academic attainment, low confidence, behaviour issues, or because their teachers believe they would benefit from the support of a role model.

The Roundhouse Trust

The Roundhouse is a hub of inspiration where artists and emerging talent create extraordinary work and where young people can grow creatively as individuals. The Roundhouse believes in the power of creativity to change lives. By giving young people the chance to engage with the arts through music, media and performance projects, they inspire them to reach further, dream bigger, and achieve more.

Please note that we proactively choose the good causes that we work with; we do not accept requests for funding or other support.