Bernard Fairman and Peter English met in 1982 whilst working at the technology-focused venture capital firm, 3i Ventures. In 1984 they founded Foresight Group, originally named Fleming Ventures, and raised a £20 million venture capital fund sponsored by Robert Fleming. The fund invested in unquoted technology companies in the UK, Europe and USA, and ultimately delivered a 4x cash return to investors.


Bernard Fairman

Chairman of Foresight Group


Peter English

Founding Partner