Welcoming Lizzie to the team

As we continue to look for future brand legends, we are expanding our team. We are delighted to be welcoming Lizzie Lord as Investment Executive.

Lizzie has both a strong financial and commercial background having worked for PwC in their due diligence and venture raising team, as well as working in-house for The Gym Group.

But beyond the CV, we are excited about her bringing a new perspective. We don’t all think alike at Piper and that’s what makes for good investment and commercial judgement. As you do on someone’s first day, we awkwardly put her on the spot and asked her to answer a few questions.

Why did you join Piper?

It goes without saying that Piper works with incredible brands but what stood out to me was their commitment to people and planet more broadly, becoming a B Corp and a signatory of the Investing in Women Code to name a couple of initiatives.

Which Piper brands do you love?

Tough choice! I love going out for food and drinks with friends so it will have to be Flat Iron & Turtle Bay (cocktails at Turtle Bay are a must!).

We talk about building brand legends at Piper. What does a brand legend mean to you?

Stealing one of Piper’s phrases ‘How is the proposition better & different?’ for me this should be at the core of a brand. I also believe that high quality products/experiences should be accessible, so I love brands that fall into the price point of affordable or ‘affordable luxury’.

The Piper office is in Notting Hill, have you had a chance to explore the area yet?

I live south of the river so there is lots in Notting Hill that I haven’t explored. I’m enjoying a new running route around Hyde park, I’m off to see Ben Howard at the Royal Albert Hall in June and I’m excited to try out all the local restaurants – let me know your recommendations!

We love Notting Hill, our home since 1985. A lot has changed since then. Our new favourites are Palestinian restaurant Akub and all-day Kuro Eatery, and our next one to try is Straker’s on Golborne Road. What’s your favourite spot in Notting Hill?