Co-Founder and Chairman
In March of 2020, Dean became the CEO of Forterro, a firm that delivers ERP software solutions to the manufacturing and production industries globally. In this new role, he is responsible for all elements of the company’s growth on behalf of its 1,200 employees.
Dean and his wife of nearly 20 years, Danielle have developed Forbes Family Group from a successful personal property and investment portfolio to an organisation whose objective is to support the entrepreneurs and individuals that the Group backs and invests in. Taking this to the next level of developing social programs and working with charities has been an natural and unsurprising step from this philanthropic and passionate team.
Dean takes pride as mentor and is a big believer in social mobility and helping people from comparable backgrounds. He is also member of the Board of Directors for the ACLT and active supporter of various other charity organisations.
Co-Founder and CEO
Danielle is responsible for day-to-day operations, overseeing all of FFG’s activity across multiple areas. After having three children, Danielle returned to work in the family business with a primary focus on FFG’s investments in technology and property. A keen designer and developer, Danielle has been instrumental in building the property portfolio for FFG as well as broadening the group’s investment profile. Now in addition to traditional buy to let investments, FFG is operating a group fund option that enables people of any financial standing to become property investors to generate liquidity for themselves and their families. This is the first group fund option that is not reliant on an individual’s credit rating in the UK.
Beyond property and technology, Danielle has a keen interest in Project Ten where FFG invests heavily each year to develop a small number of disadvantaged, but talented individuals to prepare them for work. Danielle is personally involved in their development and preparation alongside the rest of the FFG team and partners.
Danielle is also a keen supporter of the ACLT (African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust) and is an active fundraiser for this great cause.
Davina is an entrepreneur, Co-founder & Director of 6 Degrees Talent, a successful specialist talent search agency within the Creative Communications, specifically Public Relations & Digital, industries with nearly 20 years’ experience in the sector. Having met some inspiring and ambitious people over the years recruiting in this sector, Davina was compelled to create a business to represent and support talent at all levels in this exciting and fast-paced environment. She is passionate about the Creative Communications industry in London and is well-known in the market with an incredibly well-respected reputation and strong network.
Joining FFG as CEO in 2020 and bringing with her a wealth of experience from building a successful business from scratch to senior level mentoring and development, Davina works with FFG across many aspects including its own PR and communications strategies, in addition to leading and driving business investments, social and charity projects and developing initiatives including Project Ten. She is incredibly passionate about helping prepare and enable disadvantaged young people to achieve their full career potential through bespoke and direct mentoring and work experience placements leveraging FFG’s and her own professional network. She is equally dedicated to creating opportunities for those who need support and counsel, to help them achieve success both professionally and personally.
Non Executive Director and Board Member
David McQueen is passionate about developing leaders. A family man first, he is the husband of one, father of two and friend of many. He has founded and cofounded successful businesses including Q Squared Ltd, Black Founders Hub Ltd and Evermoor Ltd and sits as a non-exec Director on the advisory board of several companies offering support on leadership and financial competence.
In his work as an executive coach, facilitator, board advisor and international speaker, he guides corporates and non-profits worldwide to develop their senior leaders and c-suite executives. His clients include Facebook, Google, Shopify, Lloyds, HSBC, Mercedes Benz, Sky, BMW, Uber, Fidelity Investments, EY Foundation and Barnardos.
David is also an angel investor, mentor, host of the ‘Leadership Decoded’ podcast, a three times TEDx speaker and is currently writing his first book on leadership.
David serves as an advisor to Forbes Family Group and his contributions to our Board of Directors, social programmes, and investments will be significant. He sits on our current and future investment boards, helps FFG establish social and community programmes like Project 10, and contributes to our ongoing humanitarian activities, such as those with ACLT and TEB. His contagious energy, knowledge of expertise, and insight are invaluable assets to the company.
Lee is an entrepreneur and founder of Lebern Property Services, a property investment and management company. At Lebern, Lee has overseen and pioneered many major scale developments as well as being one of the early developers of the ‘Guaranteed Rental Program’ – a guaranteed income initiative for private landlords looking to offset the risks associated with tenant management. Lee works closely with FFG on the investment side of the business with a particular interest in property and technology.
Marketing and Creative Director
Samuel is a successful entrepreneur and the founder of Huey Hutch, a creative digital agency. He has over 15 years of digital and marketing experience and has worked in all elements of the creative and tech sector, from branding to digital strategy to software development. Samuel is also the founder of LEVLS, a social platform dedicated to helping young people take control of their future.
Samuel has worked with a diverse spectrum of clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, sports, retail, and the charitable sector. Adidas, NHS, Puma, and the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation are just a handful of the clients.
He has a variety of Fortune 500 customers in several industries and has honed his skills in developing unique and engaging marketing tactics, as well as product and software development, that engage audiences and improve user experience.
Samuel brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to FFG as the Marketing and Creative Director, where he oversees all aspects of corporate marketing and communications, as well as successfully conceptualising, developing, and implementing revenue marketing, digital marketing, and demand generation strategies for FFG’s business investments.
Claire has worked in the property sector for over 20 years, rising to senior level on the board of management for Countrywide estate agents whilst developing her own personal property portfolio. She has extensive global property knowledge and owned her own estate agency business Masion Fox Limited which contracted to Purplebricks until 2021.
In her early career she worked as a teacher and mentor for young people from underrepresented communities and with those that attended alternative provision education. Combining her business acumen and industry knowledge with her desire to contribute to bigger social causes, help disadvantaged groups and create opportunities for young people, Forbes Family Group allows Claire a platform to do great things.
Claire brings to the Forbes Family Group a huge passion and energy to educate, support and guide our current investments to the next level of success while developing a solid network of potential new entrepreneurs and collaborators to partner with and elevate our future investments.
Project 10 is a new programme designed to get ten young people every year ready for work.
Radar is driving the careers of UK CEOs as they chart their own professional growth course.
Levelling the playing field for the UK’s under-served communities.
If you’d like more information about Project 10, our mentorship schemes or our FFG Investments portfolio, please contact us using the form provided.
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