Bristol firm appointments city ‘superwoman’ to drive growth
Bristol firm Clifton Asset Management has appointed Money&Co. chief executive and founder Nicola Horlick as a non-executive director.
Dubbed ‘superwoman’ in the media for her ability to juggle work and family, the high-profile appointment will provide Clifton with expertise to help guide the pension-led funding specialist through the next phase of its growth.
Based in Ham Green, just outside Bristol in North Somerset, the company helps the owners of small and medium sized companies to invest in their business from their own pension funds.
Nicola has been a leading fund manager in the City of London for over 30 years. During that time, she has set up and managed several investment businesses.
One of the businesses she helped to set up was the Crowdfunding platform Money&Co, which has a shared interest with Clifton as it provides loans to SMEs looking to grow their businesses.
Nicola comments: “I get approached for non-exec roles almost every week, but what particularly attracted me to Clifton was that pension-led funding is something that is genuinely original and disruptive in the pension space.
“Pension-led funding has the potential to become a much more mainstream funding solution for SMEs – particularly as the government, through pension freedom, has changed the mind set of not touching your pension until retirement.
“As a result, we are seeing a new wave of entrepreneurs turning to their pension funds for growth capital.”
Adam Tavener, chairman of Clifton Asset Management comments: “We’re delighted that Nicola has decided to become a non-executive director of our company.
“Her huge experience in the City and more recently in the alternative funding market will undoubtedly benefit both Clifton and pensionledfunding.com.”