Growth Investment

Our Growth Investors with The Tiger's Pen include the following very successful, and influential Investors in Sussex. Investors include Simon Rand and Matt Turner.

Simon Rand

Simon Rand

Kuuleats

Simon Rand brings strategic focus, vision, leadership and enthusiasm gained from a successful career in creating start-up companies and building them to a profitable and highly productive level within a few years of launch. Leveraging Sales, training, people management skills with a passion for embracing new ideas and technologies, which can improve the efficiency and success of the company and ultimately its profitability.

Executive Biography

Simon Rand brings strategic focus, vision, leadership and enthusiasm gained from a successful career in creating start-up companies and building them to a profitable and highly productive level within a few years of launch. Leveraging Sales, training, people management skills with a passion for embracing new ideas and technologies, which can improve the efficiency and success of the company and ultimately its profitability.

Simon’s career has been spent mainly in the Energy and Hospitality sectors with a move now towards Technology. A key part of success in these industries has also been learning how to deal with failures and to take the learning’s from them and stay focused on the end goals.

Simon’s vision to find ways of breaking into established markets and to help lead the way in an emerging market helps him stand out as a true entrepreneur with a passion for achieving success. This success has always been achieved with Integrity and also with the success being shared with key members of the team being recognized for the skills and successes they also bring.

Past Businesses

• Sold my first start up company at 22 years old
• Consulted to Sales & Marketing companies for 10 years
• Started an Energy Brokerage, Business Advisory Service Ltd which was sold in 2012 for £8m
• Owned a Restaurant in Cobham from 2014 to 2016
• Started another Energy Brokerage in 2016 with previous team, Smarter Business Ltd. Already 3rd largest in UK with revenues over £20m
• Exited Smarter Business July 2019
• Founder of Newtryx Ltd which launched in Autumn 2019

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Matt Turner

Matt Turner

Creative Pod

Matt started Creative Pod in 2006 and has since developed his business portfolio up to The Creative Group, comprised of Creative Pod - a full-service marketing agency, ECHO - a sponsorship brokerage, The PrintShop - a full-service printing agency, and SquareOne - a market entry specialist. This year this expanded even further with the acquisition of an office fit-out firm, Spacelink Commercial Interiors and an SEO agency, 427 Marketing.

Executive Summary

Matt started Creative Pod in 2006 and has since developed his business portfolio up to The Creative Group, comprised of Creative Pod - a full-service marketing agency, ECHO - a sponsorship brokerage, The PrintShop - a full-service printing agency, and SquareOne - a market entry specialist. This year this expanded even further with the acquisition of an office fit-out firm, Spacelink Commercial Interiors and an SEO agency, 427 Marketing.

Whilst being a serial entrepreneur, Matt is extremely passionate about philanthropy and is a loyal patron and supporter of Chestnut Tree House, as well as the founder of Young Start-Up Talent, a competition, which aims to help 16-25-year-old entrepreneurs make their dreams a reality. Since its inception in 2010, Young Start-up Talent has generated over 300 start-ups today from working with hundreds of schools across the South East.

With the CEO in only his mid-thirties, the success Matt Turner has achieved is second to none. With no college or university degree, Matt has built up a company from the ground up based on his own merits, creative ideas, extensive network and first-hand experiences. The agency itself (Creative Pod) has gone on to achieve numerous accolades in the community space, including; Responsible Business of the Year (Sussex Business Awards), Outstanding Long-Term Support (Chestnut Tree House Business Awards) and the British Chamber of Commerce’s Business in the Community.