Seneca Launches in the South West with Bob Holt

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Seneca Launches in the South West with Bob Holt

At the launch of the Circle2Success and Crowe NED-Investor-Business Drinks evening held at the Manor by the Lake on Wednesday 13th February, Bob Holt OBE of Mears Group Plc fame launched an investment management and corporate advisory business in the West Country.

Seneca Partners where Bob has been a Director since 2012 specialises in advising UK SMEs on all aspects of business including corporate advice, debt and equity funding, reorganisation, acquisition or sale.   Bob will concentrate on the equity funding side and work with local professionals.

Bob commented, “I am very excited to be bringing Seneca to the West County. I will personally head up the business and I look forward to working with Circle2Success to promote the great businesses in the region and the people who run them.”

Suzanne Hall-Gibbins said, “We have known Bob for several years and he has been a good friend of Circle2Success and a great sounding board. We have run Angela Investor sessions in London with Bob and are very excited about being able to offer another opportunity more locally with the other offers we have”.

Interested parties can contact Bob at or on 07778798816 or Suzanne Hall-Gibbins at

Seneca Partners

Seneca Partners is an award-winning specialist SME investment and advisory business. Formed in 2010, and headquartered in the North West of England, the management team have extensive experience across a range of sectors, including private equity, corporate finance, wealth management, accountancy and stockbroking. Seneca won “Alternative Finance Provider of the Year” in both 2016 and 2017 at the North West Business Insider Awards and has over £100 million of tax advantaged investments under management, which provides equity and debt funding for UK SMEs.

Seneca Partners is also the founding member of the Seneca branded network of companies which includes Seneca Investment Managers, a Liverpool based fund manager with more than £500 million under management, Seneca Finance, a property bridging finance provider with a loan book of more than £20 million and Seneca Property who have completed in excess of £50 million of property acquisitions during the past 12 months. This wider Seneca branded network of companies operates from 4 offices across the North of England and employs more than 60 people.


Bob Holt can be reached for further comment on 07778 798 816 or via email at



Circle2Success (C2S) is a network of high performing businesses focused on sustainable growth. C2S supports its members whether they are global/national brands; family businesses, entrepreneurs, SMEs, educational establishments or charities through quickly enabling them to build relationships and establish valuable connections; connect to funding; collaborate to build new business opportunities; share knowledge and learn from each other and showcase best practice.  Founded in 2013 C2S has grown to the fastest growing business community across the South West and Worcestershire regions, operating throughout Bristol & Bath, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire, with further expansion planned for 2019. Our members employ over 58,000 people with a combined turnover in excess of £7.25 billion.

Contact: For more details on Circle2Success contact Suzanne Hall-Gibbins on 07971148787 or via email