HEIN PRETORIUS, HOSPITALITY CONSULTANT
I was excited to learn that the Involved Investors team could introduce me to start-ups in the Hospitality sector who could benefit from my skills, knowledge and expertise, gained over 25 years of highly respected operational experience in London & Kent. Two weeks in and they have already introduced me to my first client, an exciting start-up, trying to fulfil very high expectations from the greater community in its very prominent seaside location. My role here is to support a team eager to learn how to achieve consistently excellent customer service. In addition, advising on the essential due diligence, infrastructure planning and operational demands of behind the scenes of a new busy venue. I am very much looking forward to building many more working partnerships through Involved Investors introductions and to helping new and exciting hospitality start-ups to succeed.
JAE CHALFIN, FOUNDER & CEO, CAR CREDIBLE
"A fantastic organisation whose approach is refreshing in its ability to truly support a company at multiple stages. I would recommend any Founder to seek out their services if they are serious about success!"
EMILY CRUICKSHANK, CMO, HOLLABOX LTD
A chance encounter with Anna at the Venus Women in Business Awards has turned into the most rewarding start-up relationship we could have hoped for. As young founders, navigating the choppy waters of growing our business has been very challenging, however, Anna, Paul and the team have been right by our side every step of the way.
They continuously introduced us to their vast network of like-minded entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds, whose expertise and experience has been invaluable to us. They strike the perfect balance between commercial success and human kindness in everything they do and endeavour to fully understand a business and it's potential no matter how 'out there' a concept may seem.
SUZANNE BROCKS, HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS, INCANTHERA PLC
"Paul invested in Incanthera shortly after inception ,via IW Capital after attending a Presentation they organised at the Institute of Directors.
As a shareholder, Paul has kept close to us in the ensuing period and latterly he, Anna and the team at Involved Investors undertook a comprehensive review of our business and shared their keen interest and passion with their excellent network to begin a series of quality introductions."
MIKE WEBB, FORMER MARKETING DIRECTOR, VODAFONE & FOUNDER & CEO, IHUB UK LTD
"I have known Paul & Marco for nearly 20 years and never cease to be impressed by their ingenuity and creativity. I first met them whilst at Vodafone and they came to me with a revolutionary idea which enabled us to monopolise the audience travelling to and from airports by car. This gave Vodafone a big advertising advantage at the time.
Since then Paul & Marco have developed numerous other ideas all of which have been ingenious, creative and commercial. They have the enviable ability to see the obvious solutions that most of us miss and this - combined with enormously impressive business brains that both execute and monetise the idea - makes them entrepreneurs who will always be successful."
JARED JESNER, FOUNDER & CEO AT WESWAP.COM LIMITED
"Paul is a highly energetic, creative and experienced business professional who is easy to work with and adds tremendous value across the business. Paul is not afraid to raise difficult issues if needed and is always focussed in doing what's best for the business. His support and influence has been a key driver of our success."
STEPHEN REBBETTES, DIRECTOR & FOUNDER, BCMS CORPORATE LTD
"I have worked closely with Involved Investors, on numerous transactions, over many years and my experience has been overwhelmingly positive.
The Directors have proven to be hands-on, pragmatic, of sound judgement, creative and extremely well connected. The company has significant global experience, across many business sectors, and always acts with complete integrity. As such, I have no hesitation in fully endorsing Involved Investors as an excellent partner."
ANGUS BURNETT, DIRECTOR, PARKING PROFESSIONALS
"I have worked with Paul Daniels & Marco Pieters since 1998 in a self-storage business located in central London. Paul and Marco were able to facilitate the finding of the location due to their contacts and since then have been interested, but not over-bearing partners. They always challenge and think out of the box when we meet on a quarterly basis and have particular strength in advertising/media and sales. They understand the business and are able to cut to the core of an issue rapidly and decisively. They are people you can do business with."
WILLIAM REEVE, CHAIRMAN, GRAZE.COM
"I have worked closely with Paul Daniels for several years now. His deep experience, combined with his energy and initiative, make him an irreplaceable contributor to any team."
CONSTANTINOS ANTONIADES, CEO, VEGA-CHI.COM
"We were pleased to work with Involved Investors. They were able to understand our sector in a short time and move quickly, which is so important for companies in less conventional sectors such as ours."
ALEX MACPHERSON, HEAD OF VENTURES TEAM AT OCTOPUS INVESTMENTS
"Paul has significant experience in helping businesses scale to meet their potential. We had the great pleasure in working with him on Graze.com, when the then nascent technology enabled food business, sought to build traction in the UK snacks market."
PATRICK WOODS BALLARD, FAIRGROVE PARTNERS AND FORMERLY OCTOPUS INVESTMENTS AND LEK CONSULTING
"I have known Paul & Marco for over 10 years. We have worked on Boards together, and I have also supported them in evaluating a number of potential personal investment opportunities. Paul & Marco have extraordinary energy and have had the vision to create a number of successful businesses across a variety of sectors from scratch. Their particular strength is seeing opportunities, then having the tenacity to grasp them and make them happen. On the back of their significant experience with growing businesses, they also add unique and valuable opinion in Board level discussions."
NICOLA HORLICK, CEO DENMARK SQUARE LTD, T/A MONEY & CO
"As the CEO of Denmark Square Ltd, T/A Money & Co, I worked extremely closely with Paul Daniels, whilst he was Chairman. He helped me with the many issues that face a start-up business and provided me with invaluable advice. I greatly enjoyed my time working with Paul and would recommend him as a Chairman or non-executive Director unreservedly."
ANDREW TOLLINTON, VICE CHAIR, INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS YOUNG DIRECTORS FORUM LONDON
"Paul made an outstanding contribution to our Dragons Den style event at the Institute of Directors. As a member of the investor panel Paul delivered feedback that successfully navigated the entrepreneur's delicate mindset, avoiding despair whilst encouraging change. The connections, insights and 'a-ha' moments he made gave the audience an appreciation of what is necessary to be a successful entrepreneur. A highly popular investor I could not recommend enough spending some time, any time, with Paul".