Elliot Grove, Founder and Director, Raindance

Mr. Grove has worked on over sixty feature films in a variety of capacities. In 1992 in London he launched Raindance, now the largest independent film festival in the U.K. and Europe with a film school that operates in major cities including London, Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Budapest, Berlin and Brussels. Named by Variety as one of the world’s top ‘unmissable film festivals’, Raindance showcases filmmakers from around the world to an audience of 15,000 attendees including film executives, journalists, filmmakers, and fans.

Steve Hanlon, Partner, Mariana Capital Markets LLP.

Mr. Hanlon became a Partner in 2012 following his role as a Tax Director at Ernst & Young. His expertise covers all areas of UK taxation, with a particular focus on investment products, SEIS and EIS investment structures, owner managed businesses, transactional support, trusts and partnerships. Mariana Capital Markets LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA FRN 551170).


special advisors

Hockless McWhirter LLP, a boutique advisory firm established by ex-City lawyers Peter Hockless and Anthony McWhirter, specialises in advising entrepreneurs,early stage companies, investment funds, family offices and special projects. 

 Peter Hockless                 Anthony Mcwhirter

 Peter Hockless                 Anthony Mcwhirter