Roger Blears

(Non‑Executive Chairman)
Roger is a corporate finance, tax and regulatory lawyer and one of the top names in the Venture Capital Trust and Enterprise Investment Scheme industries in the UK and is known as a ‘can do’ innovative corporate finance lawyer. He has structured numerous investment funds throughout his career and, in particular, he advised on and acted as the UKLA sponsor for the first ordinary share fund of Foresight Technology VCT plc (now Foresight VCT plc), the most successful VCT fund of all time, and also on the establishment of the successful Rainbow Seed Fund for leading UK Public Sector Research Institutions. He is a former non‑executive director of Foresight Technology VCT plc (1997‑2004) and Foresight 2 VCT PLC (2004‑2008), and is currently a non‑executive director of the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association as well as the Senior Partner of RW Blears LLP, Solicitors. He is a Trustee of the Wye & Usk Foundation and also runs a small charity, the VCT Charitable Trust, which supports the education and training of young people.

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07 April 2016