Milner honoured for work at SyndicateRoom
Co-founder and current deputy chairman of Abcam plc, Jonathan Milner won the UK’s Non-Executive Director of the Year Award in the unquoted/private equity category for his work with crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom.
The national awards were in association with Peel Hunt, an independent corporate broking, advisory and trading house focusing on mid and small-cap companies.
Dr Milner’s depth of experience, analytical thinking and life-long contribution to the UK life science sector, made him the standout winner among the judges. Dr Milner has provided considerable investment and support to over 40 businesses and helped three technology companies to IPO on AIM.
The judges were particularly impressed by Dr Milner’s unwavering support for innovative life science businesses that are both impactful and positive for society, as well as his personal focus on working with exciting young management teams that he can help develop, describing him as ‘inspiring’, ‘humble’, ‘driven by strong principles’ and ‘exactly how a NED should be’.
Dr Milner is a non-executive director of Horizon Discovery, Frontier Developments, SyndicateRoom and GeoSpock. He is also chairman of Axol Bioscience, Cambridge Allergy Therapy, PhoreMost, Repositive and DefiniGEN, and sits on the advisory boards of Desktop Genetics and Healx.
As non-executive director of SyndicateRoom, Dr Milner has been instrumental in helping the business deliver on its strategic vision. The company has returned to high growth, doubling, and then trebling revenues during particularly challenging times.