William Currie Group

Supporting emerging E-commerce and Technology companies, with an emphasis on growth and long-term success. The William Currie Group has been operating for over 20 years, evolving from initially investing in quoted companies to becoming a multifaceted public and private investment group, focusing on fast growing E-commerce and Tech businesses.

The Group actively seeks the opportunity to invest in companies with significant growth potential and currently has substantial shareholdings and board representation in numerous market-leading businesses, whilst retaining key positions in quoted companies.

As an investor in a wide range of E-commerce and Tech businesses, we recognise potential.  Our strong track record makes us ideal partners due to our experience in managing fast growth situations and scaling; we have the systems, people, expertise and capital to enable sustainable, rapid growth.

At William Currie Group we firmly believe that we add value to the businesses we invest in to support their future growth.

Our Team & Partners

Bill Currie

Bill is the founder of the William Currie Group, which specializes in investments in the retail, e-commerce and tech sectors. Previously Bill was a a top-ranked, multi award-winning retail analyst for Barclays (BZW), Hoare Govette and Charterhouse Secrities, where he was Joint Managing Director. Current directorships include Eagle Eye Group PLC, Metapack Ltd, Belvedere Energy and LTS Group. Key past investments have included ASOS, QXL, The Hut Group, Zooplus and Caffé Nero.

Iain McDonald

Iain is a Director at the William Currie Group. Iain was a top-ranked retail and e-commerce analyst with Numis Securities, where he was also head of research, and Charterhouse. Iain has a wealth of experience with high growth online businesses and is currently non-executive Chairman of The MySale Group. He also holds directorships at The Hut Group, Anatwine, Centralnic and Houseology.com.

Neil Currie

Neil is a Director at the William Currie Group. Neil spent 25 years as a leading and award- winning retail analyst in London and New York. Most of Neil’s Wall Street career was with UBS, where he was Head of US Consumer Research and Global Head of Retail. Prior to his financial career, Neil held various marketing positions at Tesco PLC. Neil is Managing Partner at Cornershop Advisers, a boutique advisory and consultancy, based in Stamford, CT.

Sir Terry Leahy

Former CEO of Tesco. Sir Terry was Knighted for services to food retailing in 2002. He is known for transforming the supermarket industry in Britain, growing Tesco to the largest chain in the UK and one of the largest retailers in the World. During his CEO tenure, Tesco quadrupled both sales and profits and expanded into new products, store formats, lines of business and geographies. Among many awards, he was recognized by the Wall Street Journal and CNBC as European Business Leader of the Year (2005) and named European Businessman of the Year by Fortune (2004). Terry is a Senior Adviser at Clayton, Dubilier and Rice and has numerous board positions including B&M Retail.

Bob Willet

Bob has an impressive track record in multi-channel retailing and technology industries from hands on operational roles in Marks & Spencer, BestBuy, Kingfisher Group and Littlewood’s Limited as well as years of experience as Global Managing Partner of Accenture’s retail practice and a member of the Executive Committee. Bob developed and led the successful partnership with Carphone Warehouse to form BestBuy Mobile and was Chairman of BestBuy Europe until his retirement in January 2010. He is currently Chairman of Anatwine Ltd and Houseology Ltd, and a Non-Executive Director of Mobile World Vietnam. In addition, he was appointed a Trustee of The National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park in 2013.

Andy Davidson

Andy is an entrepreneur and investor specialising in the development, management and support of software and digital start-ups through Livewire Capital, a technology investment company and business incubator of which he is CEO. Andy has extensive experience in the technology sector, initially working as a leading software developer before becoming CEO of Sentient Learning for six years. As a founding partner of Livewire Capital from 2007, Andy has arranged portfolio investments in various seed stage technology and game start-ups, helping manage their successful growth. As well as being CEO of Livewire, Andy holds Directorships in Lucid Games, Nova Digital, Sentric Music and Seven Technology.