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about jake

Thank you for visiting my website. I want it to be informative and even occasionally stimulating.

The website is intended to:

  • Explain what I do and how I do it;
  • Promote my business profile and services; and
  • Provide a platform for me to write about topics of interest, including sport and politics.


What sort of person am I? 

I'm independent minded and I like to help people. I believe my background and range of experiences allow me to deal with the most complex business issues.

Having been self-employed most of my working life, I am self-reliant, hard working and plain speaking. I'm also analytical and like to deal with problems in a structured and logical way.

The range and diversity of the work I do is exciting and intellectually stimulating. I enjoy helping people and supporting new businesses as they start-out and I have aided numerous new business ventures to grow and found jobs for many young and talented people in good companies.

I have recently started mentoring which is rewarding but also challenging as one tries to find the best approach to help others fulfill their ambitions.

My network extends well beyond my financial services background. If I cannot help you solve the problem myself, I believe that in the majority of circumstances I will know someone who can.

My real passion is sport - to be more precise, team sport. The team ethic transcends all social barriers and can often bring people together far more effectively than social, community or religious groups.

My View is that a well functioning rugby team comes close to evidencing that socialism can be the most effective form of human organisation.

I have more Views to share but I'll finish this section by saying that I studied Economics and Politics at Durham University. I played a bit of professional cricket for Warwickshire and stood as a candidate in the 1997 General Election.