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.

Tom Wilde, Shoosmiths LLP, Legal Counsel

Tom is a partner in the tax department at Shoosmiths and heads up the firm’s enterprise investment scheme (EIS) and venture capital trusts (VCT) tax practice, which was recently “Highly Commended” in the EIS Association Awards.


Philip Gambrill, PG Lemon, Accountant

Philip is the senior partner of the practice based in South East England with offices across Kent and in the City of London.