OBN Investment & Tax Special Interest Group (ITSIG)

The OBN Investment & Tax Special Interest Group (ITSIG) works to get the voice of OBN Members heard in the national and local political arena in an effort to create a more favourable fiscal environment for emerging, small and medium sized enterprises in the life sciences industry from UK and European Governments.

View the Group Objectives document here.

'From Seed to Unicorn'

Please have a look and download this guide to the sources of funding available to life sciences companies.


The ITSIG Team


Shawn Manning, Managing Director, Akesios Associates Limited


John Harris, CEO, OBN

Bill Fleming, Finance Consultant

Matthew Frohn, Partner, Longwall Ventures

Kathy Hills, Partner - Corporate, Penningtons Manches

Huw Jones, CEO, Chronos Therapeutics

Howard Sherman, CFO, Safeguard Biosystems Holdings Ltd

Mike Shearan, Senior Manager, James Cowper Kreston