FENTIMAN CONSULTANTS LIMITED

 Corporate financial services for science, space & technology 

Fentiman Consultants Limited comprises an international team collaborating to provide commercial and strategic advisory services to companies and organisations to assist their efforts to increase effective delivery of corporate objectives.


We listen and learn before we advise. The aim is to help clients sustain a change in their trajectory.

We are currently associated with a wide range of firms and institutions, mainly connected with the technology, science, space, energy and security sectors.


Ian Taylor (Chairman)

ian@fentimanconsultants.com

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mobile: +44 (0) 7860 327 416

Sarah Chilman (Executive Assistant)

sarah@fentimanconsultants.com

mobile: +44 (0) 7887 952 640

Sarah has worked with Ian for many years - from 1997 until 2010 in the House of Commons as Research and Office Manager and since then as his Executive Assistant, supporting all the team's client relationships. 

Separately, Sarah is Deputy Secretary-General of The Digital Policy Alliance & Secretary to the Conservative Group for Europe.  She was Secretary to the Parliamentary Space Committee (APPG) 2010-17.

Andy Wonnacott (non-executive director) 

andy.wonnacott@libratumpartners.com 

+44 (0) 7715 419 649

Andy Wonnacott is an experienced finance director with a blend of commercial and financial skills across a variety of industry sectors. He has served on the boards of public and private companies. His focus is on sustainable business growth with margin enhancement, cash generation and cost controls.  In addition he has co-ordinated turnarounds, fund-raising and M&A.

Jim Norton (Data Analytics, ‘Big Data’ and Cloud Computing)


 +44 (0) 780 106 7908
 
Jim is a visiting professor of electronic engineering at Sheffield University.  He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and Chair of the Academy’s Community of Practice in Digital Systems Engineering.  He is a past President of BCS, the UK Chartered Institute for IT and has 40 years of experience in the communications and computing industries.  Jim is also a Chartered Director and holds, or has held, board roles in the public, private and third sectors as well as chairing all the major board committees.  His key interests span the security, resilience and reliability of information systems as well as the governance of Data Analytics and targeted Artificial Intelligence.

Stephanie Liston (Business Development)

stephanie@swliston.com 

+44 (0) 7713 786 666

Stephanie Liston is an acknowledged international legal and strategic advisor with 25 years of experience in the communications sector.  She advises clients strategic, regulatory and business issues, contractual negotiations and commercial transactions.  In addition to her position as an Independent Member of the BT Equality of Access Board, Stephanie is Associate Director of Innovation Advisors, and Chair of the International Chapter Committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association.  She has recently ended an assignment advising the British Virgin Islands (BVI) on spectrum allocation. She is a Senior Legal Counsel at Coffey Graham (UK) Limited.

John French II (Venture Capital)

j.french@penrynholdings.com

John lives in New York.  He has been a venture capitalist for 50 years with an extensive portfolio of predominately early stage US and international companies. During that period he was President of Research & Science Investors Inc and also had involvement with Chinese, Korean and European companies. He has been a director of OSI Pharmaceutical.  He is now Advisor to Brighton Biotech Inc, Private Access Inc, & Atmos Digital Inc, to each of which FCL are also advisers.

Lavender Carole Taylor (Company Secretary)

lavenderlc@hotmail.com

Carole is responsible for corporate governance issues and administration.  She was one of Ian's Office team during his period in Parliament.  Carole recently passed the Access Course in Arts & Languages at the Open University. She has chaired the Residents' Association at The Academy. 

Katie King (Digital Business) 

katie@zoodikers.com

+ 44 (0) 1892 520 123 

@katieking‎ 

Katie is the Founder and Managing Director of Zoodikers, a PR and digital business agency based in London and Kent. She was previously appointed as Director of global PR agency Text 100, before co-founding her first PR agency on 2002. As a regular commentator on the BBC TV and radio and an experienced communications strategist, Katie addresses international conferences, galas and corporate events on digital business issues. 

Tim Gocher (Asia ~ Development Capital)

tim@dolmafund.org

Tim is a venture capital and urban development executive with a background in energy and technology. His MBA was from the London Business School.  After Deloitte and J.P. Morgan, he managed venture capital funds in the UK and is the co-founder of Academy IP in New York working with leading East Coast universities.  He is an Honorary Professor of Sustainable Business at the University of Nottingham.

Tim has a UK home but is mainly based in Kathmandu, Nepal, and has advised urban development schemes in several countries in Asia, including China.  His major focus is as Chairman of the Dolma Development Fund which he founded and which concentrates on sustainable business ventures in Nepal.  www.dolmafund.org

Dr Alex Orlov (Environmental & Material Technologies)

alexander.orlov@stonybrook.edu

Alex is Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.  His major research and teaching focus is in development of novel materials for energy generation, structural applications, environmental nanotechnology and environmental protection. He was a Research Fellow at King's College Cambridge 2005-2008.  

Alex has been a member of the UK Government's Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee at DEFRA.  http://www.ic.sunysb.edu/Faculty/aorlov/ 

Stephen Taylor (USA liaison)

www.wafco.com

staylor@WAFCO.COM

Stephen was an executive director of Fentiman Consultants in the 1990s advising technology companies on business strategy and market development. His MBA was from the University of Surrey Business School. He then emigrated to the USA where he qualified as a US attorney at Marquette University Law School.

As an attorney he represented businesses in complex litigation before federal and state trial and appellate courts for several years.  He was also the Vice-Chair of the international commercial dispute resolution group for a global association of law firms and a judge of the annual Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan contest since 2008.  

Stephen recently returned to an industry executive role, heading strategic development & diversification for a long-established non-ferrous metals foundry, cookware & food preservation equipment manufacturer & vendor: Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Co. Inc.  (WAFCO). 


Contact details:

42 The Academy, 20 Lawn Lane, London SW8 1GA, UK.

112 rue Saint Georges, 24550 Villefranche du Périgord, France.

Main phone number: +44 7860 327 416  (Ian Taylor)