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Acorn Team

Peter Sykes
Chief Executive

Peter set up the Acorn Fund in 2004 after successful careers with a major high street bank and “Business Link”. He has many years experience in corporate lending and risk management at senior level plus 5 years as Business Manager and Team Leader for Business Link.

Committed to improving access to business finance Peter has led the fund for 13 years and continues to drive it forward to assist new and existing businesses with both funding and mentoring support.

Mags Meyers
PA to the Fund Manager

PA to Peter Sykes, Mags has worked for the Fund for the last 11 years. Mags has a wealth of knowledge having worked in business administration for many years and also having run her own successful business in the past. General enquiries are routed through Mags.

Craig Simpson
Director and Start Up Loans Contract Manager

Craig followed up his successful career in various High Street banks with his own corporate credit broking business. Now working part time for Acorn, he manages the successful “start up loans” contract. This is a government initiative to provide affordable finance for entrepreneurs wanting to start their own business or within their first 2 years of trading.

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