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About us

We believe investor relations is strategically important.


Engaging regularly and openly with investors is critical for companies to gain access to capital and achieve a fair equity valuation.

The challenge

The investment world is changing. Regulatory changes and advances in digital technology are bringing new opportunities for engagement with investors.

However, many smaller companies lack the internal resources to manage their capital markets relationships effectively.

Our solution

We help companies implement high quality investor relations programmes. We specialise in supporting growth companies, enhancing their market position while saving valuable management time.

 

We leverage our expertise in investor relations and our relationships with analysts and investors, to develop a clear equity story and communication strategy for our clients.

The Equitory team

Clara Melia

  FOUNDER

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Equitory was founded by Clara Melia in 2016.

Prior to her consultancy work, Clara was Head of Investor Relations at ITV plc, a FTSE 100 commercial broadcaster, having previously worked in Investor Relations at Close Brothers Group plc, a FTSE 250 Financial Services Group. Clara is a Chartered Accountant and began her City career at PricewaterhouseCoopers before moving into Corporate Broking for RBS Hoare Govett. Clara has a first class degree in English Literature from the University of York.

Lang Messer

  INVESTOR RELATIONS DIRECTOR 

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Lang joined Equitory in July 2018 as a Director.

Lang was previously at Sky Plc, a FTSE 100 pay TV and telecommunications provider, for nine years where he held senior positions as the Deputy Head of Investor Relations and in Financial Planning and Strategy. Prior to Sky, Lang worked as an equity analyst at Goldman Sachs London, valuing and broking European and Emerging Market Telecoms. Lang qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in Australia. He has the Certificate in IR from the Investor Relations Society and holds degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Lois Hutchings

  ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

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Lois joined Equitory in April 2019 as an Associate Director.

Lois was previously Head of Investor Relations at The Ardonagh Group, the largest independent insurance broker in the UK. Lois was integral to Ardonagh’s debt issuances and built the Group’s IR function as well as leading the external reporting process. Prior to this, Lois held a number of IR and finance positions at Close Brothers Group plc, a FTSE 250 leading UK Financial Services Group, over a period of eight years, where she gained her ACCA qualification.

Sophie Marshman 

INVESTOR RELATIONS MANAGER

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Sophie joined Equitory in September 2016 as a Manager.

Sophie has extensive experience working in investor relations, having spent 7 years in investor relations at ITV plc. Prior to this, Sophie worked in internal audit at ITV, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Sophie holds a degree in Economics from the University of Birmingham.

Samantha Bryce

INVESTOR RELATIONS COORDINATOR 

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Samantha joined Equitory in May 2019 as Investor Relations Coordinator.

Samantha is responsible for the organisation of client conferences, roadshows and investor meetings. Previously Team Secretary at Accendo Markets, the online financial trading services provider, Samantha personally assisted the three company directors, and supported the full team of traders. Sam has excellent client relationship skills having started her career as a Branch Manager for NatWest Bank.

Fay Dodds  

CONSULTANT

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Fay joined Equitory as a consultant in April 2019.

Prior to joining Equitory, Fay was Vice President, Investor Relations at Burberry, having joined the company in September 2007 to establish its first dedicated IR team.  She previously held the position of Director of Investor Relations at Experian and prior to that Director of Investor Relations at GUS plc from 2000, where she led all IR activity surrounding the eventual demerger of the group.  Having graduated with a geography degree from St John’s College, Cambridge, she spent several years in industry before becoming a retail analyst at DKW and then Merrill Lynch. She has also served as Treasurer and a Board member on the Investor Relations Society.