Justin Urquhart Stewart


With an early career of finance in Asia, Justin went on to establish Broker Services, which became Barclays Stockbrokers. Today he is one of the most recognisable and trusted market commentators on television, radio and in the press. He co-founded 7IM to deliver radical common sense in an industry where that quality is hard to find. He is an enthusiast for greater financial education and investment structures for both investors and companies needing easier access for funding. As a result he has helped in the establishment of Proshare, and also the development of the AIM market.

Jim Odell

Chief Executive Officer

Jim is a leader with extensive experience in the UK, India and the USA. Jim is an entrepreneur, management consultant, coach, mentor and market maker. He has built his own businesses and enjoyed leadership within multinational corporations including Cambridge Technology Partners, BT, Tata Consultancy Services and Accenture. He has a strong network and background in technology, outsourcing, advisory services and investment finance. He has enjoyed success but also learnt from business failure. 'If you want to know what lies ahead, then speak to someone coming back'.

Julie Cunningham

Chief Financial Officer

Julie is an entrepreneurial, innovative and commercially astute Finance Director, with years of experience across B2B, B2C, start-ups, financial services, insurance, consulting, SME’s, commercial and global corporate sectors, especially for Poundland, Midland Recruitment Solutions and A F Blakemore. Julie headed up several high-level projects on behalf of the Co-op, Holland & Barrett, M&S, Homeserve and the RAC. She has experience of driving change management, innovative service offerings, end-to-end project delivery, investment and funding options, acquisitions and MBO’s, business scale up and significant growth of PE backed businesses, corporate governance and realisation of shareholder-value.

Simon Johnson

Chief Investment Officer

Simon brings a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of Corporate Affairs and Banking, fund management and debt structuring to the Regionally team. Simon is currently Debt Management Fund Manager at Carlton James Global Investment Group, alongside his executive role at Hindley Capital. Prior to this, Simon managed the portfolio of the North-East Angel Fund (NEAF) at Rivers Capital Partners and worked with NEL Fund Managers Limited from 2003 – 2016. Simon managed up to £100 million in 6 regional funds between 2003 and 2017. He currently holds the Investment Management Certificate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals, the Institute of Directors Diploma in Company Direction and is an FCA Approved Person.