Giles Thorley Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 3

  • Portfolio
  • 1

  • Exits
  • 2


Giles Thorley General Information


Mr. Giles Thorley serves as Chief Executive at Finance Wales. He also served as Chairman at Zip World. He serves as Board Member at Incopro. With significant senior management and private equity investment experience gained from a successful twenty-year career, he is also a business angel. Before joining Finance Wales, he was a Partner at private equity firm TDR Capital focusing on deal origination activities. Before this, he spent 9 years with Punch Taverns - the first year as Chairman, when a consortium of private equity investors owned the business, and then as Chief Executive following the execution of an IPO. Previously he served as the Chief Executive of Unique Pub - created out of Inntrepreneur Pub, a joint venture between Grand Metropolitan and Foster's Brewing Group. He was also a founding member of the Principal Finance Group at Nomura International and was involved in several acquisitions including Unilease, Phoenix Inns, Angel Trains, Annington Homes and Inntrepreneur Pub. He has held Non-Executive Director roles with Esporta, Ducati, Tragus Holdings, TUI Travel, and Matthew Clark Wholesale, is currently acting as consultant/angel investor on several business start-ups, and is a long-serving Trustee with the Rona Sailing Project. He holds a law degree from the University of London and qualified as a Barrister in 1990. He is a member of the Bar Council of England & Wales.

Contact Information

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Unit J, Yale Business Village
  • Ellice Way
  • Wrexham LL13 7YL
  • Wales, United Kingdom
+44 0800 000 0000

Giles Thorley Investments (3)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Love to visit 11-May-2021 Seed Round 00.000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
0000&0000 10-Aug-2015 00000 (00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Out of Business 00000 0000000
0000 0000 00000 08-Aug-2014 00000 (00000 Restaurants and Bars Out of Business 00000 0000000
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Giles Thorley Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Live&Loud 01-Sep-2021 Out of Business
0000 0000 00000 01-Sep-2017 000 00 00000000
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Giles Thorley Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Giles Thorley Angel Investor 0 0 Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Giles Thorley Co-Investors (1)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Zip World 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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