Phoenix Equity Partners Limited
Phoenix Equity Partners Limited,
Phoenix has been working with Nigel Smith at Corporate Balance for four years as part of our focus on maintaining and enhancing ESG standards across our whole portfolio of investments. In 2010, Nigel helped Phoenix establish our ESG / CSR policy and pre deal, due diligence protocol. He is now instrumental in the delivery of the policy via a rolling process of one/two day visits to each portfolio company which result in a report and action plan, agreed initially by the management of the portfolio company and they shared with Phoenix. Nigel also produces an annual ESG review which is shared with our investors. I have enjoyed working with Nigel over the last four years, he combines a genuine belief in the importance of ESG from a social responsibility perspective with a developed understanding of the need to ensure such initiatives are commercially relevant. The most common feedback I get from our portfolio company managers is “he was much more user-friendly than I expected”.
I look forward to working with Nigel in the years ahead and would have no hesitation is recommending him to others, as indeed I have done on a number of occasions.