Equity Fundraising and Cyber Risk Business Breakfast Briefing

Date: 3 Oct 2019

Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Parkinson | Lee – Executive Search are partnering with BGF and Grant Thornton to host the latest in our series of Breakfast Briefings. This seminar is aimed at CFO’s and FD’s, in addition to MD’s and business owners who are considering raising equity. Richard Taylor – Head of Yorkshire and the North East for BGF will kick off the morning with a presentation on Equity Fundraising and this can accelerate business growth, whilst de-risking shareholder positions. Guy O’Donnell – Senior Cyber Consultant at Grant Thornton will follow with an insightful presentation of current cyber threats, how they have evolved and how damaging they could be to all sizes of businesses. His presentation will include live hacking demonstrations, live ransomware demonstration and a dark web introduction.


Richard Taylor- Head of Yorkshire and the North East, BGF

Richard joined BGF in July 2012 and leads the team in Leeds with responsibility for Yorkshire and the North East. His main role is to identify and successfully execute investments for the fund having led a number of deals in the region. He also sits on the board of a number of our portfolio companies. Richard has 20 years’ experience in small company investing with previous roles at YFM, Octopus Private Equity and Sovereign Capital. He began his career at Deloitte where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Guy O’Donnell – Senior Cyber Consultant, Grant Thornton

Prior to joining Grant Thornton in 2018, Guy was head of threat intelligence in a leading UK cyber security organisation. He developed a number of cyber security solutions for UK CNI customers, law enforcement and international clients. Guy also conducted discrete online investigations and reports for high profile customers as well as the provision of strategic consultancy to tailor bespoke training and reporting services. He is a GCHQ accredited trainer leading on corporate training and awareness. He has helped build cyber capability and capacity in the Middle East and in Africa through an FCO sponsored fellowship programme as well as being a lead author on strategic reporting for several industries. Guy worked in GCHQ for a number of years where he established a cybercrime assessment capability and triaged OSINT and technical threat intelligence to produce assessments and advise on cybersecurity threats to the UK. He conducted a detailed analysis of incidents, threats, and risks as well as providing support to national-level cyber exercises.


Date – Thursday 3rd Oct 19

Time – 8.15am – 8.30am Breakfast & Networking
8.30am – 10.00am Speakers

Dress Code – Business Dress

Venue – AMP Technology Centre, Burnel Way,
Rotherham, S60 5WG

To book your place please email –info@parkinsonlee.com

If you would like to contact us for further information on this event please email:
Lee Bhandal | Managing Partner at Parkinson | Lee
07590 529 274 | 01709 303 330


Location: AMP Technology Centre

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