Shaw & Co hires new director and launches services to help scale-ups grow

Bristol-based advisory boutique Shaw & Co, who work across the South West have announced the appointment of Mike Jackson as director.


Shaw & Co offer a range of advisory services for ambitious mid-market owner-managers looking to grow and exit their business. Its mission is to help make companies more valuable, and then help owner-managers to realise that value when the time comes to sell. Mike’s appointment sees Shaw & Co expand its offering to scale-up businesses, launching new services designed specifically for their needs.

Mike moved from London to Bristol in 2005 after selling his agency business to WPP. He has a strong tech background having built and run websites for Microsoft since 1994.

A familiar face in the local scale-up scene, Mike has been helping businesses in Bristol and the South West for the past few years through Webstart, the tech incubator housed in Engine Shed.

Mike said: “Joining the team at Shaw & Co presents a fantastic opportunity for us to bring an enhanced programme to support scale-ups in the region. This is reinforced by the team’s strategic, commercial and financial expertise as well as my background in tech. Shaw & Co is also a great cultural fit for the ambitious entrepreneurs I typically work with as they are refreshingly down-to-Earth. It is this style of Shaw & Co’s advisory services that I believe makes its offering special in the market, and more suited to the high-growth, dynamic environments of owner-managed businesses.

Jim Shaw, founder and partner at Shaw & Co said: “We are very pleased to welcome Mike to the team. Because our approach makes us a natural choice of partner for scale-ups, we have been exploring opportunities for how we might be able to expand our services to help these businesses for some time now. This is therefore a very exciting time for us, and we look forward to working with Mike to deliver programmes to help scale-ups succeed.”

Shaw & Co is going through a transformative period of growth at present, with several other new service launches planned, and a string of announcements scheduled in the coming months.

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Pictured above: Mike Jackson, director at Shaw & Co

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