Entrepreneur & Small Business

The BritCham Entrepreneur & Small Business Group offers a diverse and representative network of business sectors and industries. It aims to serve as an idea exchange platform for likeminded entrepreneurs and business owners through establishing close links with the other active groups.

MEMBER PROFILE
Chairperson
Jonathan O'Byrne
Collective Works Pte Ltd
 
Jonathan builds offices for high performing entrepreneurs. He is an entrepreneur, designer, investor and the founder of the coworking space Collective Works. Jonathan's work is rooted in the belief that you can improve the way people experience the world through design. His passion has led Collective Works to become Singapore's fastest growing coworking community which currently comprises 90 companies with members from 20 countries.
Co-chair
Miles Gooseman
The Fry Group
 
Miles has been living in Singapore since 2009 working for Royal Skandia, one of the world’s largest Insurance companies. Prior to Singapore, he worked for Hartford life in the UK for 5 years. He recently joined the Fry Group as a Financial Planning consultant in June 2011. He also holds appropriate licenses and qualifications under the Financial Advisers Act in Singapore. In 2001 he graduated with a 1st Class Hons in Marketing. Involvement with the British Chamber of Commerce began within the first week in Singapore, leading to appointment as Chairperson of the Young Professionals group. The group has grown & developed under Miles' leadership already delivering the impressive "Mentor Series", with strong plans for the group going forward with an excellent committee making all this achievable. Miles roots are firmly based in Lincolnshire & staying true to them, he still supports Grimsby Town football club attending the occasional home match when back in the UK. Other interests include primarily playing squash but also tennis & spending time running around on East Coast Park with his two Springer spaniels Alfie and Purdey.
 
Group Representative
Jan-Arie Byloos
Otonomos BCC Pte. Ltd.
 
 
Group Representative
Norris Capsie
Alphanova Pte Ltd
 
 
Group Representative
Kristy Castleton
Rebel And Soul Pte Ltd
 
Kristy designs and produces highly memorable events for brands. She is an entrepreneur, investor, author and founder of brand experience agency, Rebel

and Soul. Kristy believes that business can generate good. For every experience Rebel and Soul create, they donate to worthy causes. In the last 3 years,

they have designed events for some of the world’s biggest brands, Heineken, DBS, Chanel and Facebook, across 12 countries in Asia Pacific, generating over a quarter of a million impacts for good.
Group Representative
Ambrose Corray
Petrosearch Pte Ltd
 
 
 
Group Representative
Mark Florance
S.E.A. Strategic Pte Ltd
 
Group Representative
Ian Homer
The Profit Edge Pte Ltd
 
Ian has lived in South East Asia for the last eighteen years. As a coach he has assisted senior executives and business owners to improve their performance and accelerate progress towards their goals. He’s worked with over sixty enterprises ranging from small and mid-market firms to large corporations and helped build revenue, retain profit and develop teams.

His earlier years in scientific environments helped him clearly define business problems and help companies develop action plans and achieve tangible, quantifiable results. Ian is a Gazelles International Coaching Partner.
 
Group Representative
Hitan Mehta
Acuutech Pte Ltd
 
Hitan is Managing Director (Asia) & Principal Consultant for Acuutech, he moved to Singapore from London in 2010 to expand Acuutech business across Asia. Hitan has 20 years of Information Technology experience in Asia Pacific , Europe and America both with client and vendor side.

Hitan has a rare breed of business acumen and technology, focused on delivering service and value to his clients globally through use of technology be it on premise, cloud or hybrid.

Hitan continues to help organisations from varied industries and multiple sizes ensure they get the most from their Information technology and communications investment.
 
Group Representative
Scott Mitchell
Capital Springboard
 
 
Group Representative
Ben Perry
Specialized Group Pte Ltd
 
Ben is the Singapore Director of Specialized Group Executive search firm, specializing in placing senior Finance and accounting professionals across South East Asia. Previously he was responsible for building and growing multiple new revenue streams for a leading London based search firm and taking the business into Asia. Ben sits on the Entrepreneur & Small Business committee at the British Chamber.
Group Representative
Dhawal Shah
2STALLIONS PTE LTD
 
Dhawal Shah is an entrepreneur, programmer and adventurer. He started programming at the age of 8 and has almost 10 years of digital marketing experience. He is the co-founder and Technical Director at 2Stallions Digital Marketing Agency, a complete solution provider for your online needs.

Dhawal manages projects for multi-national companies and leads in-house digital marketing and product development efforts at 2Stallions. He believes in walking the talk he gives clients, and was the original developer of Little India Directory, an online portal for the Global Indian in Asia Pacific. He has run a successful Kickstarter campaign, which evolved into a popular lifestyle platform - Art Of Style Club - where he practices the latest techniques for growth hacking.

Driven by adventure, he has summited Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak on the African continent and gone diving at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
 
 
Group Representative
Rhys Spencer
Tullett Prebon Information
 
Rhys Spencer has worked in the OTC derivatives markets in Europe and Asia Pacific for the past 8 years. Rhys now runs Tullett Prebon Information in APAC, launching and licensing numerous pricing services across the region. Rhys has an entrepreneurial approach to business, with a keen interest in developing strong business acumen and experience in the SME space.
Group Representative
Mark Stuart
Anagram Group
 
Mark is a leadership and financial trainer, a DISC-certified behavioural consultant, and a derivatives expert with over 15 years of investment banking experience in the UK, Australia and Singapore for Schroders, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Abbey National and Salomon Brothers.

Mark specializes in leadership and management training, career transitioning, customer service, and derivative and banking operations. Mark is also an Executive Coach for CEOs and business leaders in Asia.

Mark’s career has seen him progress through management to lead departments across 3 continents. Mark has had extensive experience in training cross-cultural teams in the UK, and for the past 7 years in Australia and Asia.
 
Group Representative
Richard Swainston
World First Asia Pte Ltd
 
Born in the UK and having lived in New Zealand and Asia, Richard began his career working for a Wealth Management firm in the UK, assisting both high-net-worth individuals and small businesses. In 2010 Richard relocated to Singapore to continue his work in Wealth Management, this time focusing more specifically on HNWI.

In 2014 Richard made the transition into foreign exchange. Working for a bespoke foreign exchange trading house he assisted SMEs and private clients in both Singapore and Hong Kong with their international FX requirements.

Richard now works for World First, an award-winning international payments and currency exchange company. Working once again with both SMEs and private clients, Richard brings value by assisting clients with their foreign exchange requirements.
 
Group Representative
Henry Tan
Nexia TS Pte Ltd
 
Henry Tan is the Managing Director at Nexia TS Public Accounting Corporation and Chairman of Nexia China serving clients in the areas of mergers and acquisition, accounting and taxation advisory in Singapore and the region.

Henry assists companies in Initial Public Offering, Mergers and Acquisition, business plans and fund raising. He is also on the board of these listed companies - Raffles Education Corporation Limited, YHI International Limited, China New Town Development Co. Ltd.
 
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