Laura Whincup

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Laura Whincup is the CEO of a successful specialist UK head-quartered international capital goods engineering company, Fords Packaging Systems and Chairman of two specialist manufacturing companies, Garran Lockers and Craftsman Quality Lockers.

Laura has particular experience in helping SME businesses grow significantly, including expanding into new markets and countries as well as raising capital. She also has specific experience of property investment, M&A strategy and company mentoring. For instance, at Fords she has considerably increased both turnover and profits (EBITDA) by 30%.

Fords are soon acquiring a reputation for becoming a global leader in innovative engineering and integrated packaging solutions, boasting a client base of FTSE100, STOXX600 and Fortune 500 Companies.

Previous to this, Laura was an Investment and Portfolio Manager for Elderstreet Investments, she mentored manufacturing and bespoke engineering companies to grow organically and through acquisitions to become leaders in their field. She also managed a diverse portfolio within a wide range of markets outside of manufacturing. Laura remains an active advisor with Elderstreet.

Initially, Laura was an Investment Manager for a Single Family Office, which involved managing a diverse financial portfolio.

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