Mark Thistlethwayte - Chairman
Mark is the founder of PEL and represents the main shareholder.
investments were predominantly acquired over a two year period from early 2008.
Prior to establishing Portchester Equity's portfolio and its related companies, Buckland Capital Partners and Buckland Developments Limited, Mark worked for many years in investment banking first with James Capel & Co before moving to be Head of Derivatives and Risk Management for Cazenove & Co in 1990.
Mark joined LCF Rothschild Group in the UK and Channel Islands in 1995 and was Chief Executive for a number of the Group's UK and Channel Island businesses.
He acts as a non-executive director to a wide range of trading, manufacturing, property and investment businesses and played a significant role in the establishment of the Channel Islands Stock Exchange to which he was a director until early 2013.
has developed the PEL approach that invests in and supports management teams in UK trading businesses.
has also facilitated 3rd party investment in the sector, which often involves utilising the UK government's tax incentives designed specifically to promote the UK small companies sector to investors.