Entrepreneur & Small Business

MEMBER PROFILE
Chairperson
Miles Gooseman
Select Investors
 
Co-chair
Mark Florance
S.E.A. Strategic Pte Ltd
 
Mark helps “established startups”, typically with a sustainable element, to raise funds and connect with investors. His background is in investment banking (Rothschild) in the mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and restructuring areas. He also sits as an independent on boards and investment committees. In addition, he acts as an expert to assist in startup investments.
 
BritCham Representative
Nicole Wharfe
British Chamber Of Commerce
 
DID: +65 6718 0532 | Email: Nicole@britcham.org.sg

Prior to relocating to Singapore and joining the chamber team as Membership Manager, Nicole worked across multiple sectors within Marketing, Events and Business Development. She recently completed an International MBA at Bournemouth University. Her core role is to support the membership network as well as manage enquiries from companies and individuals wishing to join the British Chamber of Commerce.

Nicole is British born but expat bred having grown up in Swaziland, Cóte D’Ivoire, Sudan, N. America, St. Lucia and Botswana, before returning to the UK for her undergraduate studies. She is a keen surfer and diver, and never happier than when surrounded by water.
 
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
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.
Group Representative
Ambrose Corray
Petrosearch Pte Ltd
 
 
 
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
Michael Png
British High Commission
 
Michael works at the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) supporting Singapore companies in setting up, investing and doing business in and through the UK. Working with large and small companies, from SWFs to small-medium enterprises, tech start-ups and one-man operations, the DIT team also engages with ultra high net worth individuals and venture capitalists. Michael’s background is in business development, and sales & marketing, across a wide range of sectors including consumer electronics and manufacturing. Prior to joining DIT, he worked with a national electronic payment service provider, specialising in pre-paid solutions.
 
Group Representative
Lara Quie
Duane Morris & Selvam LLP
 
Lara is a former European competition lawyer turned business developer at international law firm Duane Morris & Selvam. She has previously co-owned a London-based Swedish kitchen company and dabbled in various entrepreneurial activities in the creative retail space. Lara has lived in Singapore for 3 years. Full of entrepreneurial ideas, Lara believes in connecting people and helping others to achieve their entrepreneurial aims. She believes that business is about relationships and is passionate about building collaborative relationships with others.
 
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.
Group Representative
George Lacey
Berry Bros & Rudd Singapore Pte Ltd
 
Prior to moving to Singapore, George worked as a Fine Wine Education Specialist (a tough gig, but someone has to do it!) in Berry Bros & Rudd’s London office. His interest in pursuing a career in the wine industry was borne during his time studying at Cambridge, where his position as an Organ Scholar allowed him the brilliant though bizarre benefit of access to his College’s cellar. Sticking to his belief that successful philosophising can be greater achieved after a bottle than before, he diligently spent three years testing this theory. Cambridge was followed by a brief foray into the world of professional music, but the call of the vine remained strong, and he began his career with another of London’s fine wine merchants. Having joined BBR in 2016, George moved to Singapore in July 2017, where he is now responsible for looking after BBR’s private clients across South-East Asia.
 
Group Representative
Jan-Arie Bijloos
BlueMeg (Singapore) Pte Ltd
 
 
Group Representative
Oonagh Grace
Ambition Group Singapore Pte Ltd.
 
 
Group Representative
Sean Green
Amicorp Singapore Pte Ltd
 
Group Representative
Stephen Ramage
To Go Micro Kitchens Asia Pte Ltd
 
 
 
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