First Sentinel PLC Management


Chief Executive Officer

Brian Stockbridge is an investment banker and investor, based in London. He has held senior positions with several well-respected City firms, including Grant Thornton, Noble & Company and Allenby Capital. In 2012, Brian opened the London office of the independent investment banking operation Zeus Capital. As a regulator at the Panel on Takeovers & Mergers, he was the primary case officer for over 150 transactions valued up to and over £1bn. Brian is experienced in raising funds for companies, is an active investor and is a former Qualified Executive for the purposes of AIM. In 2014, Brian set up International Financial Strategic Associates (IFSA), a boutique financial advisory and investment company offering assistance to directors and shareholders of small and medium sized companies with principal investment, fundraising and mergers and acquisitions.


Executive Director

Aimee has 20+ years in the Tech sector holding lead User Experience (UX) and Product positions for XBOX, Expedia, Microsoft, Oracle and the Chicago Tribune. Her work at XBOX has won a BAFTA and been nominated for another. She has lead teams for FSTE 100 IT firms across the globe.

More recently, Aimee has been involved in financing and floating small cap businesses on the junior stock markets in London.

With Distinction, Aimee achieved a Masters of Science in Human Computer Interaction from the DePaul University School of Computer Science in Chicago. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bradley University with degrees in Design and Advertising.


Non-Executive Director

Matthew was head of financial planning and Private Banking for Ulster Bank Ireland and was UK managing director for CBD Capital Ltd., an Irish Based Venture Capital fund. Matthew is currently UK managing director for a Chicago based Investment Bank, Prometheus Capital. Matthew has extensive experience in corporate governance, risk management and board membership and has established investor connections in Ireland, the UK and the USA. Matthew is the designated person for listing regulatory news updates on the London Stock Exchange for a FTSE 250 Company, is managing director for Club 9 Sports and senior advisor to Keith Bishop Associates, a leading London based PR firm advising corporate and high net worth individuals.


Non-Executive Director

Tom Dignall qualified as Chartered Management Accountant in 1984 and has over 30 years’ experience in managing both small and medium sized enterprises. For the past 12 years Tom has been the Group Finance Director of Advance Construction Group Limited in Scotland. The business Turnover is £160m and the company employs over 1300 direct employees. He has previously been involved in many business acquisitions / restructuring plans and MBO’s.In 1995 he organised an MBO of a Plastic Manufacturing Company in the North of England and took on the role of Managing Director and majority shareholder, the business was eventually sold as part of a private sale in 2000. In his early years Tom worked as part of the Financial team for Malden Timber Grangemouth (part of Wickes PLC) in Scotland and gained experience in Group Financial Reporting, Budgeting and Cost Control.


Non-Executive Director

Shane is the Managing Director of Perennial Enterprise with 4 years experience in Debtor Finance. He started his career as a financial planner until he decided to pivot into the underdeveloped debtor finance industry, in Australia. He has experience in business development and acquisitions, through not only organically growing his debtor finance company. By also acquiring other factoring businesses. He has been based in Sydney for the past 12 years and has tailored his financial products to support the growth of Civil Engineering and Mining companies. He also specialises in factoring for Auto Body Repair and Labour Hire.



First Sentinel PLC is an alternative investment company that provides growth capital for public and private company investments.

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For both private and public companies, First Sentinel provides a Corporate Investing arm that helps businesses to continue to grow, both pre and post IPO.

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First Sentinel Corporate Finance Limited is a privately-owned company that offers corporate finance services to companies and investing services to both corporates and investors.

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First Sentinel Advisory is a firm operating with a wider FCA regulated advisory business. We believe in a more comprehensive approach to advisory services.

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First Sentinel is a consortium of companies focused on alternative investments, specializing in equity and debt deals with appealing IRRs, as well as traditional Corporate Finance and Advisory Services. This consortium enables us to support our clients end to end, whether it be the individual investor or corporate offering.

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Located in distinguished Mayfair London, our office is situated in Suite 12A, 55 Park Lane, London, W1K 1NA.

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