The Future 50 Partners

The Future 50 programme is powered by the expertise of the partners, professional business advisors from leading firms in their fields. They share their expertise in the regular seminars and are available to provide advice and insight to help participating entrepreneurs build their businesses.


Birketts is a full service, top 100 UK law firm. With a rich heritage spanning more than 150 years it has an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally. Operating from offices across East Anglia and London, the firm shares a common culture and approach to service delivery. It has an unrivalled reputation for providing high-quality legal advice and client service – which has seen Birketts regularly winning high-level legal awards including Law Firm of the Year 2020; Human Resources Firm of the Year (outside London) 2020; Estates Gazette Legal Team of the Year 2019 and Corporate Law Firm of the Year 2019.

Birketts is represented on the Future50 board by Ed Savory.

Ed Savory (Norfolk)

phone email map

Mark Gipson (Suffolk)

phone email map


Foresight is a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager with £6.5 billion of assets under management (following completion of the recent announcement of Foresight Group's acquisition of Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP), total AUM will increase to £6.5bn).

Formed in 1984, Foresight is amongst the most active private equity houses in the UK market, providing flexible capital and support to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across a range of sectors. With offices across the UK, including Cambridge, its £100 million Foresight East of England Fund provides equity investments of up to £5 million in SMEs in the East of England and beyond.

Foresight is represented on the Future50 Board by Matt McLoughlin

Matt McLoughlin

phone email map

Lovewell Blake

Lovewell Blake is a leading firm of Chartered Accountants and Financial Planners. It has worked with outstanding local businesses for more than 160 years and is also at the cutting edge of cloud accounting technology, highly specialised taxation advisory services and diverse audit and accounting expertise. Every business's needs are unique and with eight offices across the region, 27 specialist partners and a staff of around 350, this top 50 firm of accountants prides itself on providing tailored services to meet the individual needs of its clients, with expert advice from local specialists. To celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2008, Lovewell Blake set up the LB150 Fund, which is still going strong and to date has raised more than £300,000 for good causes.

Lovewell Blake is represented on the Future50 Board by James Shipp and Mary Schofield.

Mary Schofield (Norfolk)

James Shipp (Suffolk)

phone email map


Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management. With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in more than 40 countries and employs approximately 130,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

Anthony Pryke

Glen Webster

phone email website