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Richard Slingsby - Partner

A highly experienced senior executive with an extensive track record in the Retail, Building Materials Distribution and Tool Hire sectors both in the UK, USA and Europe. Chief Executive, Board and Senior level roles within many organisations, including Royal Doulton, Jewson and Meyer International Plc, alongside assignments for the UKs leading Private Equity houses provide outstanding reference points and demonstrable success in:

• Developing multiple routes to market
• Re-branding and brand re-positioning
• Multi-site operations
• Supply chain management

Richard has a great ability to create, communicate and implement strategic vision for businesses and has a proven track record in the turnaround of underperforming companies.

John Sykes - Partner

A highly experienced Chartered Accountant and Corporate Financier. John has worked both in industry, as part of the mergers and acquisitions team at a major Plc, and in professional practice where he was a Partner at one of the largest accountancy firms in the UK. More recently, John has owned and operated an independent corporate finance boutique focussing on clients operating in the private company arena.

John has worked with hundreds of businesses and management teams during his career (with Building Products a particular focus) and has developed a commercial approach to the finance role that is focused on creating value rather than just recording numbers which is critical in both growth and turnaround scenarios.


Curve Capital Partners has a network of trusted associates who we work with on a project-by-project basis when extra resource or specific expertise is required. All of our associates operate in the Building Products and non Fashion Retail sectors and, most importantly, have a clear track record of success, typically as business owners/entrepreneurs.