Hotbed lures City veteran

Christopher Holdsworth Hunt, the former boss of AIM-focused stockbroking firm KBC Peel Hunt, has joined the board of high net worth individual investment club Hotbed, as a non-executive director.

Holdsworth Hunt, who co-founded Peel Hunt & Co in 1989 and led the group through to its flotation in 2000 and beyond, has been appointed to the Hotbed board following a six-month involvement with the organisation. Having initially joined the network as a member – making a brace of investments in this period – he has agreed to play a more active role.

‘I have spent 15 years in the small- and mid-cap corporate finance arena and am keen to remain involved in helping other companies with bright futures reach their full potential,’ Holdsworth Hunt states. ‘Aggregating the investment power of private investors could play a significant role in helping SMEs access the funding they need to develop.’

‘We are delighted to have Christopher’s backing,’ Hotbed chief executive Gary Robins adds. ‘This is a real testament to what we have already achieved and his wealth of experience and expertise will be an invaluable asset to us.’

Leslie Copeland

Leslie Copeland

Leslie was made Editor for Growth Company Investor magazine in 2000, then headed up the launch of Business XL magazine, and then became Editorial Director in 2007 for the online and print publication portfolio...

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