BOARD OF ADVISORS

SME works with a wide range of advisors specialising in a variety of areas.

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Legal Advisor

Stephen Abletshauser

Stephen is an experienced corporate lawyer and investor who understands the SME marketplace in the UK and internationally. He is a practicing English lawyer who specialises in wealth structuring for Ultra High Net Worth Individuals. He is also a admitted to practice in the BVI and Ireland.

He is a graduate of the University of Oxford who trained at Weil Gotshal and Manges and later was an associate at Withers LLP. In 2008, Stephen founded an international trust fund and corporate service firm serving UHNWIs, which was sold in 2019 to a listed investment fund. Stephen is a non-executive director in real estate, publishing and investment companies globally and has successfully invested and exited high growth start-ups and real estate ventures.

 

Stephen speaks German and English fluently as well as business level Portuguese and Spanish.

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Business Psychologist

Dannielle Haig MSc

Dannielle Haig is a Business Coach and Psychologist who works across a variety of industries from Finance Services to Law, Tech, Media, Construction, Recruitment and beyond.

 

Danni’s work as a Business Psychologist covers a variety of areas from Engagement and Motivation, Stress Management and Resilience Training, Leadership Development, High-Potential Development Programmes. As a Business Coach, she uses her skills as a trained Psychoanalyst and Psychologist to help individuals at all stages in their career to reach their potential and overcome any personal hurdles that may be hindering them.

Art Advisor

James Nicholls

James is the Chairman of The Maddox Gallery Group. He is the Art Critic for London Live TV & art presenter on London Spotlight, London Focus and the News. He is the presenter of The Queen's Paintings, at Buckingham Palace, a television prime-time programme.

James is a Judge for the international 'VIA Art Prize' 2018/19 and Committee member/Selector for 'The Other Art Fair' 2018/2019.

He is also a Patron of The Royal Academy of Arts, The National Portrait Gallery and The Dulwich Picture Gallery. He is international Art Editor for The Player, and a contributor on art to numerous international publications, television and radio programmes.

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TV & Media Producer

Angela Barnes

Angela is a well-known face on all the major TV networks, including Sky, Euronews, Channel 5 and CNBC. Angela was also the key presenter in the highly successful tech show called 'Swipe'. Quite apart from her presenter skills, she is an accomplished journalist, television producer and media personality with a focus on sport, technology and news based reporting. As part of her expertise, she also is an experienced trainer in the media industry, helping clients and SMEs tell their story effectively to investors.

Film & Video Producer

John Bonham-Carter

Director, producer, cinematographer and art director, John is also an acknowledged pioneer of multi-screen video presentation. He has wide experience in the launch and event industries. He is the recipient of over sixty international film and television awards. John has produced more than two hundred video projects, he also has extensive TV commercial and Documentary credits.