Blake Holdings Limited is a private company incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands, and has been establish principally for the holding and management of companies within its investment portfolio. The company’s registered office is at Kensington Chambers, 46/50 Kensington Place, St Helier, Jersey, JE1 1ET.
Richard Griffiths - Chairman
Richard, has had a long career founding, running, investing in and advising growth companies. Previously, he was founder and Executive Chairman of the Evolution Group Plc, a diversified financial group, taking it from start up to FTSE 250 membership within 5 years. Richard subsequently went on to found ORA Capital Partners Plc in 2006. Before distributing the company's assets in late 2013, ORA Capital Partners had made an annual rate of return of 38% to its shareholders.
Richard has also been a venture or strategic investor in many successful UK companies including IP Group, Nanoco, Tissue Regenix, GVC, Oxford Nanopore and Plectrum Petroleum (sold to Cairn Energy). He maintains a keen interest in farming, sport and philanthropic initiatives.
Michael Bretherton – Director
Michael has spent most of his 38 year career in a variety of finance director roles where he has been involved in the strategic evaluation and commercial implementation of a broad range of business initiatives including acquisitions, disposals and company restructurings. Michael joined ORA Capital Partners Plc in 2006 as Finance Director and he is also Chairman of the investment company, Sarossa Plc. In addition, Michael has been a director of six other AIM quoted companies during the last six years.
Michael has a degree in Economics from Leeds University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. His early career included working as an accountant and manager with PriceWaterhouse for 7 years in London and the Middle East.