Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Stephen has over 18 years as a director of both publicly listed and private companies. He is Non-Executive Chairman of Actual Experience plc, Datatec Limited and PRS For Music Limited. He is also Non-Executive Director of Informa plc and Restore plc. In his earlier career Stephen was Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Telewest Communications plc and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at WestLB Panmure.
Nicola (“Nicky”) Foulston
Chief Executive Officer
Nicky took over the commercial management of the Firm in September 2016, having been a client for nearly 30 years, taking the Firm to market on 8th May 2018 at a valuation of £70m+. In 1992, Nicky acquired the Brands Hatch Leisure Group, which owned and ran a motor racing circuit. She was involved in its subsequent stock market listing in 1996 and sale in 1999. Initially valued at £6 million when she took over, Nicky helped build it into the largest organiser and promoter of motorsport in Europe before it was sold for over $195 million to Interpublic, the US marketing giant. She was named Veuve Cliquot Business Woman of the Year in 1997, and she remains, the award’s youngest ever recipient.
Nicky subsequently ran a private family office with private equity investments in the USA and Europe. In 2014, she was appointed as a Board Member of the Government’s Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB), an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, to help government boost growth in business.
Victoria is a former Executive Director and General Counsel of Invensys plc and Telewest Communications plc. Her legal career commenced at Clifford Chance LLP in 1985 where she trained and qualified into the corporate finance discipline. She joined Ftse100 industrial company, Invensys plc, as General Counsel in 2001 and gained global experience across a wide variety of legal matters in diverse industries including M@A , litigation, contracting, IP.
Jon Lovitt joined Rosenblatt in 2005, having previously worked in boutique city corporate finance law firms.
He has acted for many institutional, corporate and individual clients in areas such as: mergers and acquisitions; private equity fundraisings; initial public offerings; secondary issues; City Code takeovers; venture capital investments; joint ventures and partnership matters, and shareholder-related issues. Jon has also advised funders, vendors and management in relation to management buy-outs and buy-ins.
In Summer 2010 Jon acted for Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell group on its acquisition of the Channel 5 Broadcasting Group and subsequently in relation to the sale of Channel Five to Viacom Inc. in 2014. He also acted for Northern & Shell in relation to the sale of its print and publication business to Trinity Mirror in Spring 2018.
Jon acted as lead Partner in the acquisition and subsequent IPO by Rosenblatt Group plc of the business of Rosenblatt Solicitors.
Jon has acted for online property estate agent business, Tepilo, in relation to various fundraisings and corporate restructurings, and in its recent merger with Emoov, the online estate agent, in 2018.