Meet our dedicated professional team

Meet our dedicated professional team

Our Team

A partner group with a diverse background but shared values, bringing 200+ years of collective operational experience and specialist knowledge.

Our partners are an inspiring and influential amalgam of senior figures drawn from corporate finance, financial investment, operational and legal sectors. They all share the same values and philosophy, predicating actions and results on the fundamentals of integrity, trust, and collaborative, long-term relationships.

Supporting the partners - and a key contributor to Heligan success - is our globally recognised advisory panel of distinguished professionals from the technology, law enforcement, military and intelligence fields.

Our Partners

Brian Blakemore
Brian Blakemore
Chairman

Brian joined Heligan Group in 2016 as Chairman of the Group following a distinguished 40 year career in banking and investment.

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Tim Grasby
Tim Grasby
Managing Partner 

Tim is the founding partner of Heligan Group, established with a vision of creating a modern Investment Bank focused on putting the client at the centre.

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Keith Bristow
Keith Bristow
Senior Partner 

Keith joined Heligan Group in 2017 and is Head of Sector and Portfolio and a member of the Investment Committee.

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Martin Baines
Martin Baines
Partner

Martin joined Heligan Group in 2020 to focus on private equity investment and fund raising activities across the group.

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Greg Easter
Greg Easter
Partner

Greg joined Heligan in 2018 to create and grow the Corporate Finance advisory practice.

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Hugo Farmer
Hugo Farmer
Partner

Hugo joined Heligan Group in 2020. He is the Group COO, and leads our Strategic Insights division.

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David French
David French
Partner

David joined Heligan Group in 2020 to focus on growing Heligan’s Venture Capital division leveraging his experience from serial entrepreneurism and venture capital investment.

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Ian Greaves
Ian Greaves
Partner

After a 30+year career in audit, risk management, advisory services, and mergers and acquisitions, Ian joined Heligan in 2018.

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Simon Heath
Simon Heath
Partner

Simon joined Heligan Group in 2020. He has 18 years mid-market advisory experience, having previously been a Director at KPMG Corporate Finance.

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Colin Strevens
Colin Strevens
Partner

Colin joined Heligan Group in 2020 with a focus on delivering corporate finance advice to mid-market clients.

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Tim Watts
Tim Watts
Partner

Tim joined Heligan Group in 2021 to strengthen Heligan’s Venture Capital and access to private capital proposition.

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Jon Whitbread
Jon Whitbread
Partner

Jon joined Heligan Group in 2020 to bring restructuring and legal experience to the group, along with corporate finance and investment opportunities.

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Our Team

Matthew Croker
Matthew Croker
Associate Director
Andrew Dickinson
Andrew Dickinson
Manager
Yasmin Deen
Yasmin Deen
Senior Associate
Tom Steventon
Tom Steventon
Analyst
Francess Farnell
Francess Farnell
Managing Partner PA
Judy King
Judy King
Office Manager

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