Julian qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte and Co where he worked for 5 years from 1971. He has had a number of roles in industry notably between 1981 and 1997 when he was a co-founder and Finance Director of Redsend Ltd, a printing company from which he exited via a trade sale. In 1999 Julian was the Financial Controller of IB Net plc where he assisted the management team to gain an AIM listing.
Julian has worked extensively in the field of financing start-up businesses, first as a non-Executive Director of Bid4mybusiness PLC and then as co-founder of Sibas Ltd. In his capacity as Investment Manager with ACF, Julian has reviewed plans of over 20 different companies and progressed and overseen investments in 12 different creative businesses (including Warwick Music and The Charactershop Limited) and has provided 1:1 business support and mentoring to these businesses over a period of 11 years.