So while there’s been plenty going on behind the scenes at Arc31 since we launched our family office just over 2 years ago now, activity has ramped up significantly in recent weeks.
Stuart and my long awaited European summer sojourn post our exit from Icon on March 31 has come to an end and left us refreshed and invigorated for the next phase, plus we’ve welcomed two new crew onboard the Arc.
Andrew Reid has joined us as Chief Investment Officer, and Belinda Bennett is our new and much needed Portfolio Manager. With a number of new investments recently finalised or actively in progress (the website will catch up soon!) their skills and talents have lifted our bench strength significantly and they are already creating great value.
Anyone who’s followed our business journey would be well aware how important it is to us to have clear and defined company values – if you need a refresher here’s a couple of posts I’ve written previously on the topic – so as the Arc31 trajectory fires up it was one of the first things on our agenda.
We’re big believers in keeping values short, simple, and linked to our brand so it should come as no surprise that we’ve followed the same path here.
At Arc31 we are:
Agile – able to move swiftly and decisively, capitalising on opportunities when they present and responding quickly to changing circumstances
Responsible – ensuring that every business or investment we take a position in is making a positive difference in their community, country or the world at large
Courageous – unwilling to accept the status quo, and investing in businesses who’ve developed clever solutions to the problems they’ve set out to solve
Watch this space, we’re ready for lift off! #Onwards&Upwards