Strategic Partners

Big Society Capital

Big Society Capital

More about our partnership

EquityChair is pleased to have been chosen as the exclusive Non-Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director Recruitment partner to Big Society Capital.

Big Society Capital is an independent financial institution with a social mission, set up to help grow social investment in the UK.

Catalysis works with EquityFD, EquityFC and EquityChair to help keep our search processes at the forefront of the industry, developing bespoke techniques and providing our clients with a leading edge psychometric solutions.

Catalysis was created in 2010 by Mike Hicks. He and colleagues have completed over 400 assignments for mid-market private equity investors and their investees, evenly split between management due diligence transaction support and a projects involving senior hire assessment and team, organisation and strategy development.

The Catalysis website provides a range of resources for investors, Chairs and executive teams: catalysis-advisory.com

Smith & Williamson

Smith & Williamson

More about our partnership

We enjoy a close relationship with Smith and Williamson in particular the Entrepreneurial Services team.

EquityFD and EquityChair co-host regular networking dinners and have worked together on many events.

EquityFD works with Smith and Williamson on our own CFO Summit, The Contemporary FD. This takes place yearly in March and attracts upwards of 150 CFOs and FDs, (no sponsors, no pitches, no Powerpoint!). The themes thus far have included the Finance Director as value creator and the Finance Director as risk navigator. Since March 2020 we have taken the spirit of Contemporary FD on line and now also host regular webinars entitled The ContemporaryFD Bitesized. The topics are varied, from exit in a pandemic to the latest trends in RPA. Watch recordings of these webinars here.

Additionally EquityChair partners Smith and Williamson on a number of events aimed at the Contemporary NED including discussing issues around digital transformation and scaling businesses.