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.

Please have a look and download 'From Seed to Unicorn', our guide to the sources of funding available to life sciences companies.


Seed to Unicorn 2021



The ITSIG Team


Shawn Manning, Managing Director, Akesios Associates Limited


Bill Fleming, Finance Consultant

Matthew Frohn, Partner, Longwall Ventures

Kathy Hills, Partner - Corporate, Penningtons Manches

Huw Jones, CEO, Evgen Pharma PLC

Graham Samuel-Gibbon, Partner, Taylor Wessing

Mike Shearan, Senior Tax Manager, James Cowper Kreston

Howard Sherman, CFO, Safeguard Biosystems Holdings Ltd