Crispin Tweddell

Crispin Tweddell

Crispin founded Piper in 1985 originally as a consumer-focused strategy consultancy, having left his position as MD at Fitch & Co, the UK’s leading commercial design consultancy

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Christopher Curry

Christopher Curry

Chris has over 25 years of experience in private equity, having joined Piper in 1988 to raise its first fund and help manage Piper’s fledgling business Pitcher & Piano

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Libby Gibson

Libby Gibson

Libby heads up Piper’s added value team, which answers Piper’s key commercial questions during due diligence and post-investment helps our brands better understand and communicate with their customers

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Peter Kemp-Welch

Peter Kemp-Welch

Peter takes the lead on Piper’s deals and is an expert in unpicking the innovative ways in which brands grow

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Jax Unsworth

Jax Unsworth

Jax has 25 years’ experience in brand strategy, marketing and business planning through a combination of board level and senior operational roles

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Annabel Feather

Annabel Feather

Annabel works with our brands to build industry-leading management teams that have the capability of growing big brands and yet staying entrepreneurial in spirit.

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Rory Gibbs

Rory Gibbs

Rory has 10 years of experience in the consumer sector working with entrepreneurs and management teams to help build profitable business models that are attractive to future buyers

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Leon Hughes

Leon Hughes

Leon uses his knowledge, network and expertise to support our brands in creating world-class ecommerce platforms and industry-leading digital marketing

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Yasha Estraikh

Yasha Estraikh

Yasha joined Piper in 2012 and leads on Piper’s commercial due diligence in assessing the growth potential of investments

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Dan Stern

Dan Stern

Dan has over 15 years experience in the consumer sector working with entrepreneurs and management teams to help them build the leading brands in their sectors

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Fergus O’Sullivan

Fergus O’Sullivan

Having joined Piper in 2016, Fergus is responsible for the origination, evaluation and execution of new investments.

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Peter Johnston

Peter Johnston

Peter joined Piper in 2017 as Head of Finance. Peter has 11 years’ experience in financial services

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Natalie Thwaites

Natalie Thwaites

Natalie has been at Piper since 2010 and leads on Piper’s commercial due diligence in evaluating the potential of future investments

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Sophie Kilduff

Sophie Kilduff

Sophie joined Piper in 2014, Sophie is responsible for the day to day running of the office, as well as being PA

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Amy George

Amy George

Amy joined Piper in 2016, and along with supporting Sophie with the day to day running of the office, works as a PA

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George Thwaites

George Thwaites

During his 15 years on Fleet Street, George held senior editorial posts on two of Britain’s largest national newspapers.

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Advisory Panel

Adam Balon

Adam Balon

Adam is a co-founder and director of Innocent Drinks. It was whilst setting up Innocent that Adam first got to know Piper

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Alan Smith

Alan Smith

A seasoned retailer, Alan has served on the Boards of Marks & Spencer, Kingfisher and Mothercare

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John Brady

John Brady

John Brady has worked with Piper since 1987, when he was at global management consultancy McKinsey & Co.

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Julian Granville

Julian Granville

Julian joined the Piper Advisory Panel having experienced Piper first hand as an investor in Boden.

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Jane O’Riordan

Jane O’Riordan

Jane joined the Piper Advisory Panel in 2016. Jane has extensive knowledge of the leisure space as Managing Director of Yellowwoods

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