Corporate financial services for science, space, security & information technology.

Fentiman Consultants Limited comprises an international team collaborating to provide commercial and strategic advisory services to companies and organisations to assist their efforts to increase effective delivery of corporate objectives.

Ian Taylor (Chairman)



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mobile: +44 (0) 7860 327 416

Sarah Chilman (Executive Assistant)


mobile: +44 (0) 7887 952 640

Sarah has worked with Ian for many years - from 1997 until 2010 in the House of Commons as Research and Office Manager and since then as his Executive Assistant, supporting all the team's client relationships. 

Separately, Sarah is Deputy Secretary-General of The Digital Policy Alliance & Secretary to the Conservative European Forum.  She was Secretary to the Parliamentary Space Committee 2010-17.

Andy Wonnacott (non-executive director) 


+44 (0) 7715 419 649

Andy Wonnacott is an experienced finance director with a blend of commercial and financial skills across a variety of industry sectors. He has served on the boards of public and private companies. His focus is on sustainable business growth with margin enhancement, cash generation and cost controls.  In addition he has co-ordinated turnarounds, fund-raising and M&A.

Lavender Carole Taylor (Company Secretary)


Carole is responsible for corporate governance issues and administration.  She was part of Ian's Office team during his period in Parliament.  In the early 1980s she was one of the founders of 'Women & Families for Defence'. Carole more recently passed the Access Course in Arts & Languages at the Open University.  For several years she chaired a Residents Association in Vauxhall.

Advisory Group:-

John French II (Venture Capital)


John lives in New York.  He has been a venture capitalist for 50 years with an extensive portfolio of predominantly early stage US and international companies. During that period he was President of Research & Science Investors Inc and also had involvement with Chinese, Korean and European companies. He has been a director of OSI Pharmaceutical.  He is now Advisor with FCL to Nuvo Assets which has interests in Critical Raw Materials supply chains.

Tim Gocher (Asia ~ Development Capital)


Tim is a venture capital and urban development executive with a background in energy and technology. His MBA was from the London Business School.  After Deloitte and J.P. Morgan, he managed venture capital funds in the UK and is the co-founder of Academy IP in New York working with leading East Coast universities.  He is an Honorary Professor of Sustainable Business at the University of Nottingham.

Tim has a UK home but is also based in Kathmandu, Nepal, and has advised urban development schemes in several countries in Asia, including China.  His major focus is as Chairman of the Dolma Development Fund which he founded and which concentrates on sustainable business ventures in Nepal. Ian Taylor is an Advisor.  www.dolmafund.org

Dr Alex Orlov (Environmental & Material Technologies)


Alex is Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.  His major research and teaching focus is in development of novel materials for energy generation, structural applications, environmental nanotechnology and environmental protection. He was a Research Fellow at King's College Cambridge 2005-2008.  He has an involvement in several tech start-up ventures.

Alex has been a past member of the UK Government's Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee at DEFRA http://www.ic.sunysb.edu/Faculty/aorlov/ 

Stephen Taylor (USA liaison)


Stephen was an executive director of Fentiman Consultants in the 1990s advising technology companies on business strategy and market development. His MBA was from the University of Surrey Business School. He then emigrated to the USA where he qualified as a US attorney at Marquette University Law School. As an attorney he represented businesses in complex litigation before federal and state trial and appellate courts.  He was also the Vice-Chair of the international commercial dispute resolution group for a global association of law firms. 

Stephen then took on an industry executive project, successfully heading strategic development & diversification for a Wisconsin manufacturer. He now has a portfolio of business advisory interests.


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Main phone number: +44 7860 327 416  (Ian Taylor)

Main email: ian@fentimanconsultants.com 

Registered office: 424 Margate Road, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 6SJ