Paul Bedford

Partner

Paul has spent over 30 years in the leisure industries as a Finance Director for a number of leading leisure companies, alongside managing a number of the UK’s largest specialist entertainment investment funds (totaling £120 million of assets under management). Previous roles have included 10 years as Finance Director of the SPZ Group, 4 years as Finance Director for Simon Fuller’s 19 Group and 10 years as Finance Director for the Cream Group.

Lisa Boden Shah

Partner

Lisa is responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities and deal execution at Edition. Prior to Edition, Lisa worked as an Investment Manager at a specialist investment house where she led investments in live entertainment, comedy and leisure, and at global accountancy firm Mazars where she worked in corporate finance and assurance. She is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Edition Investment Committee.

Harry Heartfield

Partner

Harry specialises in structuring investments, M&A and capital raises. He has overseen deals totalling in excess of £150m across UK and Europe for a number of investment vehicles and funds. Previously, Harry worked as a Senior Investment Manager for a boutique investment house and as Head of Investments and Acquisitions for Impresario Festivals plc. He is a member of the Edition Investment Committee.

Adam Spence

Partner

Adam is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years’ experience in the leisure sector. Prior to Edition, Adam was an Investment Manager with responsibility for providing financial and commercial guidance. Previously, Adam spent 4 years leading a financial control team for investment products and operating companies in the film and video game sectors.

Rosalind Whitehead

Head of Business Development

Rosalind is responsible for the overall capital raise at Edition and has over 10 years’ experience in the financial services sector. Prior to Edition, Rosalind worked as an Investment Director for a boutique investment house specialising in alternative asset classes, with a particular focus on leisure and live entertainment. Prior to this, she worked in business development for a leading private bank. Rosalind also holds the Investment Management Certificate.

Katie Cazaly

Investment & Advisory Manager

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Katie has over 7 years of accounting and finance experience including time spent working in Australia. At Edition, Katie is a manager for both the Advisory and Investment divisions of Edition. She oversees a number of our existing advisory clients, as well as the due diligence and management of new investment opportunities.

Ammani Zafar

Business Development Manager

Ammani works within the Business Development Team focussing on capital raising as well as having a responsibility over client communications. Ammani has 6 years’ experience working in the financial services sector having most recently worked in a variety of roles for a boutique investment house specialising in alternative asset classes. Prior to this he worked for an IFA practice based in the City.

Billy Crofts

Investment & Advisory Associate

Billy joined Edition in 2016. On a day to day basis, he is primarily involved in the financial consultation, accounting and management of several UK leisure businesses. Before joining Edition, Billy worked in finance roles at Academy Music Group and MAMA Festivals. He is currently studying for his ACCA exams.

David Bedford

Management Accountant

David has spent his career working in finance and commercial investments including assisting on the financial management of the EIS fund, Vindemia. At Edition, David provides financial assistance to Edition’s advisory clients, with a particular focus on live entertainment.

Hasan Abdullah

Junior Management Accountant

Hasan has previously worked within the finance team of an international advertising agency. Prior to this, he spent two years at a specialist investment firm with a focus on delivering all aspects of client service to investors and financial advisers. Hasan joined Edition to assist with the overall financial management of various leisure & entertainment businesses. He is currently studying toward the CIMA qualification.

Holly Smith

Executive Assistant

Holly is a proven Executive Assistant with 10 years’ experience in the leisure sector. Holly supports the team in their day-to-day requirements and ensures the smooth running of the office and the team’s busy diaries. Holly previously worked at Ingenious Media as PA for the Investment team.

Advisory Board

Martin Goldschmidt

MD and Founder of Cooking Vinyl Group

Jonathan Jackson

Founder of JBS Media
Former Group Managing Director of DRG

David Heartfield

Founder of Rewind 80s Festival
Former CEO of Impresario Festivals plc

Meet us

We host quarterly breakfast workshops where we meet a select number of entrepreneurs. If you’d like to attend, you can apply here.

You can find out about opportunities to join the team here.