Our Culture

We believe our culture is what makes us different

A shared ambition to be the best, the confidence to be calm, and collaboration above all else.

Working together at ECI

Our Values

Our values are at the heart of every partnership.

They represent the people we are, and the way we work together.

Collaborative

Considered

Ambitious

The lack of ego at ECI comes down to a real confidence. Other people might want their status to feel important, but you don’t get that at ECI.”

Joanna Swash

CEO, Moneypenny

Joanna Swash, CEO Moneypenny

One of the things that really stands out is the focus on people and the culture of an organisation…and making sure that the people agenda is the main agenda.”

Naz Dossa

CEO, Peoplesafe

Naz Dossa, CEO Peoplesafe

OUR MEMBERSHIPS

Pioneering partnerships

We are proud to play our part in positive change for the private equity industry, as founding members of the following organisations. But we know that more change is needed, so we are always looking for new opportunities to make further progress for good in our society, our environment, and our industry.

 

Jeremy Lytle and Michelle Church

A not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving gender diversity in European private equity.

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A program to provide 10,000 internships over the next five years to black students and recent graduates, designed to help transform the horizons and prospects of young black people in the United Kingdom.

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A global network for LGBT+ investment professionals with a mission is to make the direct investing industry more welcoming for LGBT+ professionals.

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The industry body and public policy advocate for UK private equity.

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ECI are B Corp certified, reflecting our commitment to business being a positive force for good.

Took a proactive approach across the portfolio on Kickstart, a government initiative for job creation for 16- to 24-year-olds who are at risk of long term unemployment.

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Our charity partners, The bread and butter thing, are a charity that makes life more affordable for people on low incomes, builds stronger communities and reduces food waste.

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ECI is Cyber Essentials Plus accredited, a Government-backed certification scheme demonstrating operational security against common cyber-attacks.

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ESG

Investing for the future

Through our ESG framework, we integrate environmental, societal and governance considerations across the lifecycle of every investment we make. This is not only essential for mitigating potential risks – we want to invest for a future that is better for all.

SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

ECI are B-Corp Certified

Our mission has always been to build successful businesses for the long-term. That means companies which are scalable and sustainable. B Corp is a natural fit with this and we wholeheartedly support the B Corp ethos of business being a force for good.

Why did ECI look to become B Corp Certified?

Mark Keeley, Partner, ECI

Generating financial value must be sustainable. For our companies to thrive, so too must the world in which they operate.”

Mark Keeley

Partner, ECI

Case Study

ESG IN ACTION

MiQ

During our investment MiQ evolved to prioritise its offering on diversity and inclusion, ensuring all its people could feel secure bringing their whole self to work.

MiQ’s vision was to have inclusion as the nucleus of its culture, and inclusion and diversity as a point of pride. During our investment the business:

HIRED A GLOBAL HEAD OF INCLUSION & DIVERSITY, SARA AXELBAUM

LAUNCHED ITS INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, AND EQUITY ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT

CHANGED RECRUITMENT PROCESS TO DRIVE REPRESENTATION ACROSS THE BUSINESS

What did it mean for MiQ?

 

 

  • Fostering inclusion meant better opportunities for diverse talent.
  • Mutual respect for high standards and differences helped drive innovation.
  • Creating a culture with equal access to opportunity, belonging and opportunity was key to hiring and retaining talent in a competitive tech market.
  • And hiring great talent was key to growth, with 345 hires in 2021 alone.

 

 

We supported MiQ in a number of ESG initiatives, including:

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Gender pay gap of 0.

Female representation increased from 37% to 45%.

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54%

BIPOC representation increased from 38% to 54%.

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ESG Tracking

We track ESG portfolio KPIs, and have done for the last five years, to ensure we have full visibility of how the portfolio is performing in key areas and support our portfolio to improve performance over the course of our investment. We have a designated ESG Committee at ECI to support progress both within our portfolio and in our own business.

20%
drop in carbon intensity per £1m of turnover, 2019-2022.
10%+
increase in female board seats, 2019-2022.

Meet the ECI ESG Committee

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Michelle Church
Office Manager
Michelle Church
Office Manager
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Mark Keeley
Partner
Mark Keeley
Partner
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Isa Maidan
Investment Director
Isa Maidan
Investment Director
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Fiona Moore
Head of ESG
Fiona Moore
Head of ESG
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Duncan Ramsay
Partner
Duncan Ramsay
Partner
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Skyler ver Bruggen
Investment Director
Skyler ver Bruggen
Investment Director
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Sarthak Sawlani
Investment Manager
Sarthak Sawlani
Investment Manager