Tony joined Midven in 1998 and was appointed chief executive in 2006, prior to leading the company’s management buy-out. Since the company was acquired by Future Planet Capital, Tony is now the investment director for the Exceed Fund, and also for the MEIF West Midlands Equity Fund.

He is a chartered accountant by background, having trained with Deloitte & Touche in Birmingham, specialising in advisory services to small- and medium-sized companies. Tony has also worked in the finance departments of two Birmingham-based businesses, one a management buy-in backed by NatWest Ventures and the other an entrepreneurial business backed by business angels. He has a degree in economics with politics from Manchester University.