Enquire, The Investor Relations Podcast
Enquire, the Investor Relations podcast, is hosted by our Founder, Clara Melia. Our first series is in conversations with senior Investor Relations professionals in the UK.
If you are interested in featuring on this podcast please email us on info@equitory.com.

Stuart Morgan – The Importance of Building Relationships

With us in conversation today, we have Stuart Morgan, Director of Investor Relations at Capita. During today’s conversation, we pick his brain to learn about the ins and outs of his career journey to date, and what has kept his interest in the field of Investor Relations. The skills of an IR are a unique combination, and Stuart shares what he is most proud of having achieved in the industry. We touch on board relationships, and why it’s never enough just to crunch the numbers. You’ll hear his thoughts on whether the hybrid or digital model is sufficient for building relationships, and how he is prioritising staying on top of trends in the absence of in-person conferences and events. Stuart shares his thoughts on ESG and how sustainability should have been part of the conversation long before this was implemented, and he tells us why curiosity and goal-setting are essential to a career in IR. Along with his comprehensive and insightful answers, Stuart asks us some pertinent questions! Tune in to hear more today.

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Stuart Morgan - The Importance of Building Relationships
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Simon McGough – From Accounting to Investor Relations

Joining us in conversation today is Simon McGough, who at the time of the recording had recently started a new position as President of Investor Relations at Wood engineering and consultancy group. During this episode, you’ll hear Simon’s tips for anyone exiting accounting and kicking off a career in Investor Relations, how he works alongside Wood’s sustainability team, and the shifts he has seen in Investor Relations over the years. We talk about targeting, innovation, and competition in the IR space, as well as what his work as part of the Best Practice Committee in the IR Society involves. Tune in today to hear all this and more.

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Simon McGough - From Accounting to Investor Relations
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Carla Bloom – The Evolution of Investor Relations

In the third episode of Equitory’s podcast, we are delighted to have senior Investor Relations specialist Carla Bloom with us, to discuss the evolution of Investor Relations during her career. Join us to hear about her experience of transitioning between sectors within the field, why she has chosen to stay in IR and what she enjoys about the relationships she gets to have with multiple stakeholders in her role. Find out what the most challenging aspects of her journey have been, why it is so important to keep up with trends in an ever-changing role, and some of the ways she is training her new team member. Thanks for tuning in!

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Carla Bloom - The Evolution of Investor Relations
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Hugo Fisher – The Value of Face-to-Face Interaction

The last few years have brought communication technology and strategies to the fore, but there are key concerns around the downsides of digital comms that many professionals are looking forward to leaving behind. Our Founder, Clara Melia, sits down with accomplished Investor Relations Director, Hugo Fisher, to discuss the value of face-to-face interactions, the difficulties of access in the time of COVID, and some reflections on his wealth of experience across multiple transactions as a Corporate Broker and in his current role at D.S Smith.

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Hugo Fisher - The Value of Face-to-Face Interaction
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Helen Parris – Getting Experience as a Board Member

We are very excited to be launching our brand-new Investor Relations Podcast, Enquire, today! In this first series, Equitory’s Founder and CEO Clara Melia talks to senior IR professionals in the UK.

We launch this series by talking with Helen Parris, an IR and Governance Consultant, former Director of IR at G4S and previously a Board member at The Investor Relations Society.

Helen discusses her experience on the buy-side, the decision to move into IR and her role as a Senior Director at G4S. We cover the value in gaining Board level experience based on Helen’s experience as a Board member at the IR Society, and in becoming a trustee for the G4S pension fund. Our conversation explores multiple areas of IR including how to manage reputational challenges, run effective site visits, and the key role ESG played in the G4S corporate strategy. Helen brings a huge amount of IR experience to a conversation that you are not going to want to miss, so be sure to tune in today.

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Helen Parris – Getting Experience as a Board Member
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