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Paul Preston


Paul is an experienced land and property professional having worked predominantly within property development in the North West of England.

Paul is a qualified project manager with extensive experience in land acquisition, planning and project delivery.


Tony Houghton

Property Acquisition Specialist

Tony is a solicitor (admitted in 1983) specialising in all aspects of property law.

Having run his own broadly-based commercial law practice in north-west London for over 20 years, he is now consultant solicitor with Keystone Law.

During his career Tony has advised many clients, both individuals and companies, on a wide range of matters.


John Moore


John is a fully qualified Independent Financial Adviser with a background in advising business and  private clients.

John brings a wealth of experience in business funding and tax planning, along with finance connections to the Merchant Ports Team . 


Andrew Stilton

Fund raising & investment

Andrew Stilton specialises in private equity, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions, including reconstructions and joint ventures, the establishment of investment funds, public and private fund raising, venture capital and private equity investments.

With over 35 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other material transactions, he is skilled in dealing with transaction structuring, negotiating sale and purchase agreements and dealing with due diligence and disclosure. Having acted regularly for both buyers and sellers, he is well-placed to assess the issues which are likely to be significant for each party to a transaction.

He is the author of Sales of Shares and Businesses, first published by Sweet & Maxwell in 2006 and now in its fifth edition.

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