About Us

Our story

Back in 2019, our founder started his journey of leading business funding consultancies in London to help UK companies access public and private funding. As the UK’s capital boasts an impressive ecosystem for businesses to fundraise, it was the natural location choice to make a mark in the industry.

But a gap in the market was soon noticed. Fundraising outside of London is very different to looking for investment in London. And this needs to change. Following our Northern roots back home, Novus Capital was born from the mission to help businesses with Government funding initiatives while building a better platform for regional-based businesses to access private investment from London and around the UK.

Channelling many years of experience with best practice knowledge and proven successes, Novus Capital was born. Since then, a purpose built team has been created to help start-up and scale up businesses grow.

I want to sit and talk to people, to understand their story and how we can help. After being involved in leading two businesses in London and then branching off to found my own company in the North, I’ve been through very similar experiences to the business we work with.

Supported by an experienced and trusted team, we want to go beyond being just a business funding partner. It’s not just about the numbers for us, we want to add value in every way we can to see our clients succeed.

I want to sit and talk to people, to understand their story and how we can help. After leading two businesses based in London and then branching off to found my own company in the North, I’ve been through very similar experiences to the businesses we work with.

Supported by an experienced and trusted team, we want to go beyond being just a business funding partner. It’s not just about the numbers for us, we want to add value in every way we can to see our clients succeed.

Our mission

The truth is, there are many advisors out there that can assist with your fundraising needs. You’ve heard it all before: “we’re different”, “we understand you”, “we get your challenges”.

So, what makes Novus special?

We want to drop the small talk. Draw back the curtains and find out exactly what you need. Our aim is to become your long-term business funding partner and not just your typical, check-in once-a-year R&D tax specialist, grants specialist or investor relations consultant. We want to be someone you can trust in and rely on.

We know investors and we know what they want. But that’s the easy part. Start-up and scale-up businesses need to take advantage of government funding options to support their success. We can provide expertise to support both your government and private funding requirements.

Our services and the way we do our work means we can:

Perform high-level due diligence on your business and what you need

Provide guidance on what type of finance best suits your goals

Proactively find funding opportunities that allow you to grow

Funding shouldn’t be the daunting part. With our support, you can focus on your specialism and we’ll focus on your fundraising needs.

Our ethos

Novus is guided by these principles. We always strive to be:

Transparent

Proactive

Personal

Decisive

Our people

Our most important asset is our people. The Novus Capital team has been designed with you in mind.

Tailormade to provide start-up and scale-up businesses with experience, know-how and expertise, meet the team that will help you grow.

Jenson Brook
Managing Director

Jenson is a PwC and Deloitte Alumni. He has raised over £15m for UK businesses from government, debt and equity funding routes during his time leading two boutique tax consultancies. As the Managing Director of Novus Capital, Jenson will be leading our strategy.

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Shannon Swift
Client Associate

Shannon has a first class degree in Forensic Science and Technology and has joined Novus Capital via SOME Associates. Shannon’s day-to-day role will being our client’s first point of contact with queries, assist with our marketing content and to provide administrative assistance as and when needed.

Christopher Cooper
Technical Lead

Chris graduated from the University of Cambridge and has worked in environmental and bioscience academia and policy. More recently his focus has shifted to natural capital, including accounting and funding. Chris will be providing support and guidance for technical narratives completed for R&D tax claims.

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Joe Matusiak
Innovation Funding Manager

Joe’s our Innovation Funding Manager and has spent nearly a decade specialising in innovation funding. From consultancy experience in Big-4, innovation boutiques and start ups  he’s helped businesses like you receive over £20 million in grant funding. Joe will be overseeing our Government Funding delivery.

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Tom Snowden
Business Funding Associate

Tom has a diploma in Business and Management, interning as a Business Analyst previously. Tom will be reponsible in acquiring new clients and educating UK businesses on the right funding for them.

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Stuart Sharp 
Finance Director

Stuart is a CIMA qualified accountant and highly experienced Financial Director with nearly 15 years in industry. Having worked alongside leading brands like NEOM, he provides consultant financial services to Novus Capital and assists with financial operations.

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Chris Jones
Advisor (Innovate UK)

Chris is a highly experienced company director with a successful background in B2B, B2C, Aerospace, Automotive, Finance, Charities, Government Consulting and FTSE-100 Sectors. Chris is now a Regional Investment Readiness Champion at Innovate UK North Edge.
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Richard Edwards 
Advisor (R&D Tax)

Richard, a former Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, is a serial entrepreneur. Richard is now building an education hub for R&D tax providers as compliance becomes HMRC’s key priority. Richard will be advising Novus Capital on client delivery processes and Novus Capital’s vision.

Jesmin Rahman
Consultant

Jesmin is an ex-HMRC tax inspector of over 15 years and was key in designing and implementing the HMRC framework for Alternative Dispute Resolution. Jesmin will be advising Novus Capital on the tax legislation landscape and how this could affect you.

Jesmin Rahman
Consultant

Jesmin is an ex-HMRC tax inspector of over 15 years and was key in designing and implementing the HMRC framework for Alternative Dispute Resolution. Jesmin will be advising Novus Capital on the tax legislation landscape and how this could affect you.

Fancy a career with us?

Do you want to work for a growing business in an exciting market? We’re always on the lookout for the right fit people to join our team. If you think you have something that Novus Capital needs, we want to hear from you.

Send us your CV to careers@novus-capital.com or take a look out our current vacancies.

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