The Team

Director

Paul Heaven has more than 30 years general management experience and is by profession a qualified chartered accountant. Having served his articles at Clement Keys & Co and his corporate finance apprenticeship at Ernst & Young; Paul formed Blue Sky Corporate Finance to serve the needs of the small to medium sized enterprise sector. Over the years Paul has become an expert in corporate finance, venture capital, private equity and asset lending and has extensive experience of acquisitions, disposals, floatation and fund raising. Paul is also a regular speaker at Corporate Finance events, a member of the West Midlands Regional Finance Forum and an expert on the funding sources available from equity, debt, grants and trade/asset finance.  Paul is Chairman of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) Access to Finance sub-group; Chair of the GBSLEP Growing Places Fund and a board member of both the cross-LEP and national AMSCI Funds.  A weekend Harley Davidson rider and whose bike was once featured as a ‘Readers Ride’ in the Easyrider magazine.

To contact Paul, please call: 07799 416 146 or email: paul@blueskycf.com


Associate Directors

 

Jonathan DixonJonathan Dixon joined Blue Sky Corporate Finance from the British Business Bank where he worked with Local Enterprise Partnerships on the development of new initiatives to support access to finance for growth businesses. He has been active in economic regeneration and business development for well over 15 years.  As interim Chief Executive of a £90m fund – Finance Yorkshire, Jonathan led a team that secured investment capital from European Investment Bank, ERDF and UK Government and oversaw its launch in 2010, to offer business loans, seedcorn and equity funding to SMEs with deals ranging from £15k to £2m.  For 7 years prior to that, Jonathan was Deputy Chief Executive at the £63m South Yorkshire Investment Fund. Jonathan primarily supports businesses based in Yorkshire and the North East.

To contact Jonathan, please call: 07900 900 490 or email: jonathan@blueskycf.com 

 

Tony Seaton joined Blue Sky Corporate Finance from BDO in 2009.  With more than 30 years corporate finance experience, Tony is a key member of the team.  Tony is a chartered accountant living in the Black Country and likes nothing better than a pint of Batham’s bitter.  He is well known throughout the finance community in the Birmingham, Black Country and Worcestershire regions.  Tony has extensive experience of working with all of the regions banks and venture capitalists in raising finance, acquisitions and disposals within the SME market. Tony is a member of the newly formed 20 strong Consultative Forum for the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, which involves working with the Chamber Board to promote growth in the Black Country. Tony is also a member of the Access to Finance sub-group of the Black Country LEP.

To contact Tony, please call: 07711 622 199 or email: tony@blueskycf.com


Associates


PRI_1703_1986lowDavid Baker
joined the Blue Sky Corporate Finance team from HSBC Bank where he provided funding for early stage and established businesses.  David has a proven track record in advising SME’s on business funding. David’s experience and knowledge offer an invaluable contribution to Blue Sky clients.

To contact David, please call: 07525 592860 or email david@blueskycf.com

Ross DavisRoss Davis joins Blue Sky from ISO Quality Services where he worked as part of the finance team.

As Corporate Finance apprentice Ross is involved in all aspects of Corporate Finance and Accountancy services.

To contact Ross, please call 01527 906223 or email ross@blueskycf.com


 

The Accountancy Services Team

Our experienced, fully trained team of accountants are always up-to-date on the latest legislation and procedures. The Accountancy Services team are available to assist all types of businesses, whether you are a sole trader, partnership or limited company, and are happy to provide an individually tailored service to meet your specific requirements and remove any financial administration worries. Please contact our friendly team to discuss your Accountancy needs in more detail.

To contact the Accountancy team, please call: 0345 2583 759 or email: info@blueskyas.com


The Admin Team

No company can perform to its maximum without a quality administration team who work tirelessly in the background.  Blue Sky is fortunate to have a dedicated and experienced Admin Team who are there to help and offer support.  You may not see them very often but they are all committed to assisting you with your enquiries.

 


Marketing Communications

The Marketing Communications department is responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive communications programme that integrates social media, events, PR, advertising, web content, promotional items and direct mail. Any marketing related enquiries should be directed to Sharon Adey who will be happy to discuss your marketing interest in more detail.

To contact Sharon, please call: 0345 2583 759 or email: sharon@blueskycf.com