Our Network

“Don’t be browbeaten into believing that other people know what’s best for your business.”

Charles Dunstone


We’re very proud of the long-standing relationships and partnerships we’ve established over the past 25+ years. We know that many of those with whom we invest find our alumni network a powerful source of business know-how and brand expertise.

We work hard to nurture our alumni network. Our aim is to ensure that, as part of the Piper fold, executives in a range of different functions are able to access their peers in both past and present portfolio companies for advice and support. We also regularly hold alumni networking lunches and evenings to make sharing knowledge and learning easy and relaxed.

Our Networks for brands

Since launch, Piper has worked with a huge array of consumer facing businesses and individuals, and developed an enviable network of contacts our brands can tap into. It’s a network that’s further enhanced by our investors, both in the UK and overseas, whose brand interests unite them in their commitment to Piper.

Whether you need to understand how to enter a new overseas market, find the right distributor, connect with the right buyer, conduct an environmental audit, find the right agency, select the right candidate – someone within the Piper network will have an answer. We like to think we’re never more than one telephone call away from finding it.

Our most recent publication ‘25 Years, 25 Insights’ is proof of the range and calibre of our network. This stretches from entrepreneurs such as Charles Dunstone of Carphone Warehouse and Adam Balon of Innocent, to CEOs of FTSE 100 businesses including Ian Cheshire of Kingfisher.