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TIM LEVETT - CHAIR

Tim is Chairman of NVM who are a long-established investor focused on the UK regions, primarily targeting small management buy-outs and growth investment in businesses that are led by high quality incumbent management teams. He has been key to building up the company’s broad range of investee companies. Tim is responsible for investor relations and continues to represent NVM on the board of Clarilis, Newcells Biotech, Channel Mum, Crantock Bakery, Gentronix and Intuitive. He has also worked with Alaric Systems, Control Risks Group, Liquidlogic, TFB, Keith Prowse and DxS – to name but a few. Tim is also a non-executive director of Northern Venture Trust PLC and Northern 3 VCT PLC.

He is also twice winner of the prestigious BVCA Deal of the Year award. Prior to NVM, he spent several years in senior management with companies such as Shell UK and International Paints before becoming general manager of Tremco. In Tim’s early career he was an officer in the Royal Navy.

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STUART VEALE - VICE CHAIR

Stuart is the Managing Partner at Beringea LLP and Vice Chair of the BVCA. Stuart joined Beringea in 2002 and has played a key role as the firm has grown to become one of the leading VCT managers. He sits on the investment committees of all the firm’s UK funds and represents Beringea on the boards of Contact Engine, DeepCrawl, Exonar, Firefly Learning, InSkin Media and ResponseTap. He was previously a director of Chess Dynamics and Third Bridge, among others.

Stuart has worked in the venture capital industry for over 30 years. Prior to joining Beringea, Stuart was a Senior Director at Lloyds Development Capital, where he headed the Thames Valley office, and started his career in venture capital with 3i plc.