Bernard Fairman, Founder and Chairman, Foresight Group
'Foresight: the rise, fall and then exponential rise of a financial services group'
Bernard founded Foresight Group together with Peter English in 1984 and has over 30 years investment experience.
Prior to founding Foresight, Bernard worked at Panmure Gordon as an oil investment analyst before joining the investment bank Edward Bates. He then worked with several electronics companies before joining the newly formed 3i Ventures in 1981.
Today Bernard is responsible for Foresight Group's strategic direction and oversees the Executive Committee which manages the firm day to day.
Foresight is a leading, independent infrastructure and private equity investment firm owned by its partners, who together have combined investment experience of over 200 years across a wide variety of sectors.
Foresight Group has launched the Foresight Nottingham Fund, a £40 million fund looking to invest in high growth businesses focusing on Nottinghamshire and Nottingham. The Fund is actively looking to invest up to £2m in high-growth businesses already operating in the region as well as those looking to invest in the region.
The Business Leaders Series
We invite high profile business people to give a talk about a variety of business and management topics. Events are open to Business School and University alumni, students, and staff as well as visitors from business and industry.
These events are an opportunity to gain unique and inspiring insights into the careers and experiences of leaders in their fields and to meet people from the business and University communities.
You are welcome to attend and bring colleagues from your organisation as long as you register with us first. You will need to complete a separate registration form for each person attending.
5.30pm Coffee and refreshments
7pm Networking reception and buffet
Room B03, Sir Colin Campbell Building, Innovation Park, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham NG7 2TU
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