CEO of award-winning Protean Software chosen as ‘One to Watch’ by LDC

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LONDON 4th OCTOBER 2019 – Foresight Group ("Foresight”) is delighted that Bob Anderson, CEO of Coventry-based Protean Software (“Protean”), has been selected as ‘One to Watch’ in the LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders rankings.

Foresight first announced its investment in Protean in 2015 with a £4 million investment designed to facilitate its growth plans. Foresight introduced experienced software executives Bob Anderson and Stephen Edwards as CEO and Chairman respectively.

Since then, the company has experienced considerable growth under the direction of Bob and has won two awards from the software comparison website Capterra; ‘Best Value’ and ‘Best Ease of Use’.

Protean is a business with 25 years of experience and a start-up mentality which develops and sells total business management software for field service management businesses that supply, install and maintain equipment across more than 60 sectors including materials handling, HVAC and lift maintenance.

The most recent recognition, the LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders rankings, shines a light on the stars leading the UK’s mid-sized firms.

The list recognises the best performing business leaders that have built extraordinary brands and are experiencing considerable growth and export stakes. The ‘Ones to Watch’ category was crafted to showcase the dynamic and ambitious leaders behind tomorrow’s mid-sized firms.

Robert Anderson, CEO, Protean, commented: “I am delighted and honoured to have been recognised in this ranking alongside some of the country’s most inspirational leaders representing mid-sized firms.  This is a testament to our company’s long track record of success and ambitious growth plans for the future.”


For further information contact:

Amy Smith, Communications Executive, Foresight Group 3763 6978


About Foresight Group LLP ("Foresight”):

Foresight is a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager which has been managing investment funds on behalf of institutions and retail clients for more than 35 years.

Foresight has c. £4 billion of Assets Under Management across a number of funds, including Listed Vehicles, Limited Partnerships, Enterprise Investment Schemes (EISs), Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) and Inheritance Tax Solutions using Business Property Relief (BPR).

Foresight’s Capital Management team currently manage two open-ended investment companies, FP Foresight UK Infrastructure Income Fund (FIIF) and FP Foresight Global Real Infrastructure Fund (GRIF)

FIIF is an open-ended investment company which focuses on the UK infrastructure sector with an annual income target of 5% which is paid through quarterly dividends.

GRIF is an open-ended investment company which invests in the publicly traded shares of companies that own or operate real infrastructure or renewable energy assets anywhere in the world.

Foresight was recently named Fund Manager of the Year at the PLC Awards. Foresight was awarded ‘Generalist VCT of the Year’ at the Investment Week Tax Efficiency Awards 2018/19 and was a finalist in the 2018 Unquote British Private Equity Awards as Venture and Growth Capital House of the Year.  In 2017, Foresight was voted ‘Best VCT Investment Manager’ at the Growth Investor Awards, having been previously awarded ‘VCT House of the Year’ at the 2016 Unquote British Private Equity awards.

Foresight is headquartered in London with regional UK offices in Manchester, Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Leicester, Edinburgh and Guernsey and international offices in Sydney, Rome, Madrid and Seoul.