Anna Dawkins was educated at St Catharine’s College Cambridge; she qualified as a Chartered Accountant while in the Corporate Finance Department of Arthur Andersen before moving to Deloitte and Touche. In 2004 Anna was one of the founders of Argyll Partners, a boutique corporate finance house based in London. She has worked on many deals and financial restructuring. Anna lives in Surrey with her husband and three boys where she is a Governor of an infants’ school.
Justin Hutton-Penman is the co-founder, co-owner and Managing Director of Flock Creative, an Edinburgh based advertising and design agency. A marketing specialist with over 15 years of experience in the industry, he has worked on both agency and corporate sides across UK and international markets. Justin is also a senior member of the Marketing Society and a Non-Executive Director for Edinburgh based charity Families Outside. His accreditations include B.Sc. (Hons.) Product Design, M.Des Innovation Studies, MBA, Runner up in the Winning Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur of the Year 2011, and Winner of The Drum Scottish Design Consultancy of the Year 2007.
Stephen Walters, Group Finance Director studied Business Studies before proceeding to qualify as an accountant in 1984. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He has spent his working career within the manufacturing sector having spells with the Adwest Group, Yale, Graco Inc. before becoming Finance Director of several Yale and Valor subsidiaries, prior to joining Brockhouse in 1992.
Peter Davies studied Business Studies and completed a postgraduate in Marketing. He has worked in several industries including the kitchen furniture, domestic appliances, coatings and telecommunications before becoming a management consultant in 1987. He is the Managing Partner of Business Strategy Group and as such has worked and supervised numerous varied projects all over the world.
Chris Hutton-Penman is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He has had a career spanning over 50 years in UK manufacturing, starting as a design engineer in the computer industry in its early days, including military electronics industrial controls, electronic security and a cross section of mechanical engineering activities. Chris is passionate about UK manufacture and believes that there are now better opportunities for industrial growth in UK than at any time in his career. Industry has, he says, finally woken up to the need for high levels of investment in the very latest machinery if we are to be competitive on world markets.