Founder / Investment Director | tr@twenty20capital.com


Tristan is the founder of Twenty20 Capital, an investment business focused on uncovering opportunities in fast growing sectors primarily recruitment and healthcare. Twenty20 Capital have made 19 investments in the past 3 years and have a combined turnover of £1.4 billion.

Previous to this, Tristan was a principal investor in Hamilton Bradshaw Private Equity which made 34 investments throughout his 8 year tenure. Tristan’s buy and build platform Ngage was recognised as one of the top 50 staffing companies. In 2014 Tristan lead the buy out and sold Ngage to Private Equity House, Graphite.

Tristan is a progressive entrepreneur with a persistent flair for uncovering opportunities in often complex and varied areas of recruitment. As a principal investor, Tristan holds the role of Chairman in the majority of his assets but the primary focus is to build and empower strong management teams.

Tristan values health, well being and meaningful relationships with his investment partners and management teams, constantly looking at balancing the blend of successful investing and leadership with fun and staying mindful and healthy.

Katie Folwell Davies.

Investment Partner | kfd@twenty20capital.com

Katie has been a deal maker in the human capital sector for 20 years. A former senior Deloitte partner, Katie developed her significant experience of M&A in the human capital sector working with international and UK businesses across the whole human capital services spectrum. She has advised buy and sell-side, worked with corporates, private equity, banking institutions and management teams, public and private transactions. She has held a number of board and chair roles within human capital services businesses. Her preeminent track record across hundreds of transactions is founded on her deep operational understanding of the sector; her strong technical skill set focussed on driving value through insight, analysis and innovative transaction structures and a passion to headhunt and bring together the right parties especially where there are complex challenges. A rain-maker in the industry, Katie has a unique skillset and network, a background of professional services and an entrepreneurial passion.

After nearly three decades of advising her clients on building value, Katie has stepped across to the “other side” of the table as principal and investor within the Twenty20 Capital group.

“I am extremely excited to be part of Europe’s dominant sector focussed investment team; a team with real operational know-how; a “sleeves rolled up” attitude with an entrepreneurial and bespoke investment philosophy. Twenty20 Capital is a group of individuals who are highly driven to achieve exceptional investment returns and I see my experience, skill set and personality as hugely complimentary to achieving our accelerated growth strategy.”



Investment Director | ng@twenty20capital.com


An entrepreneur with limitless drive and enthusiasm for success, determination and an ability to turn initiative ideas into reality, which has led to a lucrative 20-year recruitment sector career. His passion for delivering results stem from engaging brilliant teams and a clear understanding that people are the difference between success and failure, he has built and developed many teams that have the skills, commitment and desire that ultimately led to efficient, energised and well-motivated high achievers.

Nick started his working career in a modest fashion taking up a profession as an HGV 1 driver. This quickly changed as Nick identified a gap in the market, embarking upon his first business opportunity by starting an agency for drivers that recognised brilliant people and ultimately delivered market leading results for his clients. Having started in the South East with one office and on his own in Croydon, he grew the company to being the largest independent driving agency in the UK with a turnover of over £50m, employing 70 head office staff and over 1500 colleagues working daily.
Nicks ability to identify opportunities in markets and people within them will continue to be a catalyst for new partner success helping them develop both their business and their people so that everyone succeeds.


Investment Director | im@twenty20capital.com

With more than 17 years’ as Chief Executive Officer of a healthcare recruitment business and homecare provider, Ian has a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and intelligence in the Health and Social Care recruitment sector. Since Ian acquired CRG in 2000, at the age of 21 years-old, the company has increased tenfold and is now a leading recruitment business within the Health and Social Care sector with more than 20 offices across the UK.

CRG has developed and expanded its expertise across six core trading divisions and, as such, has built long standing relationships with the NHS, Ministry of Defence and private healthcare providers. With Ian’s determination and commitment, he has built a strong team of experienced and hardworking individuals to recruit and source a range of healthcare professionals.



Investment Committee | jw@twenty20capital.com


Having qualified in 2000 as a Chartered account, Jamie has a wealth of experience working at CFO level to numerous healthcare and recruitment businesses across the country.

Jamie has substantial merger & acquisition experience through initial acquisition to transition and integration. He also has vast experience and a thorough understanding of challenges associated with rapid growing organisations and decentralised functions. With his unique style and warm approach, Jamie provides confidence within his team, continually delivering accurate figures and methods for accelerating future growth.

Ewan Lloyd-Baker.

Lead Adviser. | elb@twenty20capital.com

A serial entrepreneur, deal-maker and investor who is passionate about British engineering and manufacturing. Awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of his services to industry Dr Ewan Lloyd-Baker previously led the acquisition of one of the UK’s oldest engineering companies, Hayward Tyler, its turnaround leading to the business doubling in size, the winning of numerous industry awards, the Queen’s Award and the building of a new Centre of Excellence for its specialist motor and pump production. As CEO of the AIM listed plc, he then found and led the acquisition of Peter Brotherhood from Dresser Rand (now Siemens), resurrecting the Peter Brotherhood brand and overseeing its revival. He subsequently oversaw the sale of Hayward Tyler Group plc in a £50m transaction to another AIM listed company, Avingtrans plc, becoming a non-executive Director during the transition.

As an ex-CEO, Ewan has strong leadership and communication skills with a clear strategic focus combined with a professional approach and a proven track record for ‘hands-on’ turnaround, business improvement and working at pace. During his career he has also gained a strong corporate finance knowledge including deal making, negotiating and M&A both on the advisory side and as a principal through the whole life-cycle of acquisition, placings, turnaround and disposal.


Charlotte Farrell.

Head of Portfolio Operations | cf@twenty20capital.com


Charlotte started her career as Executive Assistant to Tristan Ramus at Hamilton Bradshaw in 2010 and has since followed a journey within the finance industry primarily within Investment Management.

At Twenty20 Capital Charlotte is the Head of Portfolio Operations and acts as true ambassador to the Chairman and the wider investment team sitting across strategy, planning, deal origination and exit planning.

Charlotte also heads the support function within operations, finance and HR.