Our Team

A strong and Proven track record

Knowledge & Experience


We have a strong and proven track record as industry experts.

With lived experience as company founders and leaders, we too navigate the intricate landscape of investment, development and growth.

In fact, our journey mirrors yours with a firsthand knowledge of the myriad challenges, lows and highs that all business owners encounter.

It’s not that we just understand your journey – we walk the same pathway and recognise the opportunities and challenges you’re meeting every day.

David Tucker

Partner

David is a seasoned professional with over two decades of working with successful management teams.

His track record is highlighted by his substantial contributions to investee companies and strategic investments. He collaborates closely with businesses to craft and deliver comprehensive business plans and growth strategies.

Some of David’s notable successes include:

  • A pivotal role in the growth of Star Live, transforming it from a £4 million turnover experiential and live events business into a £25 million turnover full turnkey solutions and specialist build partner to the events sector.

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  • The development of AWS, witnessing its impressive growth from a single site with an £8 million turnover to three sites (including one overseas) and a turnover of £35 million.

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  • David orchestrated significant investment into the Translift Group, a market leader in pioneering space-saving forklifts since 1964. This facilitated a change in ownership and a reinvigorated, refreshed management team.

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Before joining Jasper, David accumulated 12 years of valuable experience at Deloitte, working across the Channel Islands, Moscow, and Birmingham.

Outside work, David has held many roles supporting local organisations including:

  • Trustee of Better Pathways: currently serving as a trustee for Better Pathways, a social enterprise dedicated to supporting individuals with mental health and learning challenges.
  • Chair of Governors at Lozells Primary School: David assumed the role of Chair of Governors at Lozells Primary School in 2003, contributing his leadership for 17 years.
  • Chairman of Edgbaston Priory Club: elected in 2016 (following his tenure as Treasurer since 2013), David served in this capacity for four years.

david@jasperequity.com

Tel: 07881 816 019

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Chris Taylor

Partner

Chris is an investor and adviser with a proven track record of success working with owner-managed businesses. He possesses an ability to delve into the essence of a business, offering comprehensive financial, strategic, and operational guidance.

His hands-on approach has been instrumental in driving improvement within investee companies and assessing potential targets for clients embarking on ambitious buy and build strategies. Examples of Chris’ experience include:

  • The implementation of a management reporting pack at a new investee business to meet the requirements of investors and the bank. The business benefited from training and regular reporting protocols.
  • Successfully completing the financial due diligence on two simultaneous acquisitions for an investee business with key recommendations for post-acquisition integration.
  • A review of the accounting processes and systems utilised at a new investee business.
  • Recruitment of an FD for a new position in the company, ensuring the appointment was strong from a technical and cultural perspective.

Beyond the boardroom, Chris is a passionate runner and proud member of the Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club, where he also serves as the Club Treasurer. Regularly participating in half and full marathons, Chris achieved a notable personal best of 2 hours and 48 minutes at the London Marathon in 2023.

In both his professional and athletic pursuits, Chris embodies a commitment to excellence, a deep understanding of business intricacies, and a passion for continual improvement.

chris@jasperequity.com

Tel: 07584 631 910

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