We are an Investor Relations consultancy dedicated to supporting small and mid-cap listed companies.
Founded in 2016 by Clara Melia, former Head of IR for ITV plc, Equitory now comprises a large team of former in-house IR professionals.
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.
We help companies implement high quality investor relations programmes. We specialise in supporting small and mid-cap 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
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.
INVESTOR RELATIONS DIRECTOR
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 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.
INVESTOR RELATIONS MANAGER
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.
INVESTOR RELATIONS COORDINATOR
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 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.
HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Victoria joined Equitory in May 2020 as Head of Business Development.
Victoria has 20 years' experience in equity capital markets, predominantly in sell-side research. She began her career as a sell-side analyst at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and later moved to Merrill Lynch, covering telecom stocks from both London and New York. She has also worked in PR and IR for UK mid-cap companies at Brunswick Group. Most recently, she was a consumer and TMT analyst at Edison Group. She has an LLM and BSc(ECON) from the London School of Economics.
INVESTOR RELATIONS CONSULTANT
Fiona joined Equitory in March 2020 as IR Consultant.
Fiona was previously at Capita plc, the UK’s largest support services provider, where she was Director of Investor Relations until 2019. Having joined Capita in 1997, she held a number of senior roles in the marketing, corporate communications, digital and service design teams before moving to investor relations in 2015. Prior to joining Capita Fiona was a research analyst at The Merchants Group. Fiona has a Certificate in IR from the Investor Relations Society and holds an honours BComm degree and a Masters in Business Studies from University College Dublin.
INVESTOR RELATIONS ANALYST
Jordan joined Equitory in January 2020.
Prior to Equitory, Jordan was working in the Tax consulting finance team at PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he supported a portfolio of Partners with cost and budget forecasting and managing their engagement. Prior to this, Jordan was at the university of Sheffield where he graduated with an Honours degree in Economics.