British Smaller Companies VCT Plc

Board of Directors

Helen Sinclair

Chair, appointed 01 March 2008

Helen has an MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD Business School. After working in investment banking Helen spent nearly 8 years at 3i plc focusing on MBOs and growth capital investments. She later co-founded Matrix Private Equity (now Mobeus) in early 2000 raising Mobeus Income & Growth 2 VCT plc (formerly Matrix e-Ventures VCT plc). She subsequently became managing director of Matrix Private Equity before moving to take on a portfolio of non-executive director roles in 2005. She is currently a non-executive director of The Income & Growth VCT plc, Mobeus Income & Growth 4 VCT plc, Gresham House Strategic plc and North East Finance (Holdco) Limited.

Rupert Cook

Chair of the Investment Committee, appointed 01 August 2017

Rupert specialises in corporate and business development, with thirty years’ experience of technology companies, including twenty years in corporate finance and investment. He has led multiple fund-raisings, acquisitions and sales of IT businesses as well as having co-founded and built up his own IT Services business through to sale to a UK plc. Earlier in his career, he was a senior manager at Cap Gemini plc, Director of Advisory Services at Interregnum plc and Head of Technology M&A at goetzpartners corporate finance. Rupert is an active investor in early stage technology companies and recently spent two years in a growth and strategy role at Immersive Labs Limited, where he remains a non-executive director.

Adam Bastin

Appointed 11 September 2019

Adam Bastin is currently VP of Corporate Development at Arm Limited, the world’s largest semiconductor IP company where he leads acquisitions and investments on behalf of Arm, and therefore brings a well-developed network in the technology sector in the UK and internationally. Adam is an experienced M&A, corporate finance and investment professional with 20 years transaction experience, both for leading investment banks and FTSE 100 companies. He brings a wealth of experience of investing in, acquiring and selling smaller companies, across a range of sectors and has served on the boards of various early-stage technology companies.

Jonathan Cartwright

Chair of the Audit Committee, appointed 01 October 2019

Jonathan Cartwright is currently Chairman of BMO Capital and Income Investment Trust plc and The Income & Growth VCT plc. He is also a non-executive director of Tennants Consolidated Limited where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Jonathan has significant experience of the investment trust and VCT sectors and of serving on the boards of both public and private companies in executive and non-executive roles.

Corporate Governance

Please find below links to the terms of reference for the Committees of the Board of British Smaller Companies VCT plc.

Advisors

Investment Adviser

YFM Private Equity Limited
5th Floor, Valiant Building, 14 South Parade
Leeds
LS1 5QS

Bankers

Santander UK plc
44 Merrion Street
Leeds
LS2 8JQ

Registrars

Link Asset Services
The Registry
34 Beckenham Road
Beckenham
Kent BR3 4TU

linkassetservices.com

VCT Status Adviser

Philip Hare & Associates LLP
Hamilton House
1 Temple Avenue
London
EC4Y 0HA

www.philiphareassociates.tax

Solicitors

Howard Kennedy LLP
No.1 London Bridge Road
London
SE1 9BG

www.howardkennedy.com

Financial Adviser

Brewin Dolphin Securities Limited
34 Lisbon Street
Leeds
LS1 4LX

www.brewin.co.uk

Independent Auditor

BDO LLP
55 Baker Street
London
W1U 7EU

www.bdo.co.uk

Company Secretary

The City Partnership (UK) Limited
110 George Street
Edinburgh
EH2 4LH

www.city.uk.com

Stockbrokers

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited
One New Change
London
EC4M 9AF

www.panmure.com

Registered Office of British Smaller Companies VCT plc: 5th Floor Valiant Building, 14 South Parade, Leeds LS1 5QS. Registered No: 03134749. Corporate Governance: A full section on corporate governance is available in the latest BSC Annual Report which can be found in the Investor Information section of this website. British Smaller Companies VCT plc is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority as a small registered UK AIFM, No. 659170.
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