New team member and podcast

We are very pleased to announce a new team member to our advisory board – Aidan Stevens

Aidan has been helping the company for a few months and has agreed to join the advisory board, bringing his knowledge and experience from the financial markets, LEP’s, SME and start-up operations and private equity investment.

His input during our current funding negotiations adds a further experienced voice to the Faradair team and enables the company to consider new finance structures and opportunities as we enter the growth phase of our programme. Below is the bio description on our advisory board page;

Aidan Stevens is a Finance specialist with over 15 years’ experience in Finance & Investment Banking.  During his time in Finance he held senior roles at JPMorgan and Credit Suisse in London and New York, and most recently was head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income Derivatives Trading for Credit Suisse in London.  Aidan’s areas of expertise include complex derivative transactions and the development and growth of new business lines.

 

Since leaving Investment Banking in 2012 Aidan has successfully founded a hotel group (Veritas Hotels), involving the acquisition and turnaround of two separate hotel businesses. He is also a member of the Worcestershire LEP Business Board.

 He is passionate about helping SMEs grow and has acted as an Advisor to a handful of start-up firms.

 

 

We welcome Aidan to the team and look forward to working with him over the coming months and years.

 

New Podcast

Dr Rainer Groh of Aerospace Engineering Blog has conducted an interview with our MD – Neil Cloughley

In this conversation, they talk about;

  • the engineering behind BEHA
  • the challenging economics of new aviation businesses
  • his long-term vision for a regional Uber-like taxi service in the sky
  • and much, much more

We encourage you to visit the website and listen to the podcast, to hear our vision for the future and most importantly the rationale behind it, highlighting the depth of experience behind this programme.

Podcast Ep. #9 – Faradair Founder Neil Cloughley on the Bio-Electric Hybrid Aircraft and Regional Aviation