Nelson has been a Business Angel investor for over 20 years and is recognized internationally as a thought leader and public speaker.

Nelson received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion in 2015

Nelson’s extensive experience allows him to blend a practical application of investment and company growth with an understanding of public policy at an international level.

He managed two early stage investment funds responsible for funding 53 SMEs. He acted as the fund manager for Scotland’s leading Business Angel syndicate, established in 1992, is a member of Angel groups in Scotland and the USA and has invested in over 50 companies personally. He has extensive international experience in supporting Angels, entrepreneurs and government bodies.

Nelson has been a non-executive director and mentor to many high growth companies and continues to provide his wide ranging knowledge and experience to business leaders; coaching and training them to become businesses of scale.

Nelson’s Qualifications

Nelson graduated with an Honours degree in Accountancy from The University of Strathclyde.  He went on to work with Deloitte Haskins & Sells (later absorbed into PWC) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant having worked in the audit and insolvency departments.

Nelson Gray Qualification Skilled Business Angel Experience

Whilst Managing Director of his own company, he completed a two year part time MBA at Heriot Watt University and completed a period of study with the Institute of Directors in London leading to a Diploma in Company Direction.

In 2001 Nelson completed the examinations required for him to be approved by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.