As a partner in EMW Law, Ian spent many years mentoring businesses. He is recognised as one of the leading authorities on private investors and aggregators of private investors; he has over 30 years experience of advising management teams from start-up businesses to large private companies on the best way to apply the law in a commercially sound way and he can justifiably claim to have played a significant part in generating growth for the businesses which he has advised.
He was a founder and director of Hotbed, which became the UK’s largest syndicator of private investors within nine years of its launch. He is now actively involved with Growthdeck, a fast growing new private investor business and sits on the board of a number of client companies. He was for many years a member of the Council of Cranfield University and chaired the audit committee.