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Amberside Capital

The strategic focus of Amberside Capital is niche opportunities within the real assets sector, where competition is lower but where the potential exists to obtain predictable long-term cash flows. Amberside specifically seeks opportunities where we can benefit from the advantages associated with being an early financial entrant. These include disrupting established markets where ownership may be fragmented, management under-professionalised, and companies lacking in both investment and financial discipline. Significant potential environmental or social impact is a prerequisite for sectors we target. One such area of opportunity has been identified within the UK protected horticulture sector.

Amberside Capital brings the rigour and best practice of institutional fund management to retail investors offering tax-advantaged equity investments in carefully selected opportunities.

Other companies in the Amberside Group include Amberside ALP, Amberside Advisors, Amberside Valuations and Amberside Energy.


Our Team

David Lomas


Previously a Director at Barclays Private Equity, David is an experienced infrastructure specialist, with 12 years investment experience in a range of social and economic infrastructure. He also worked with Big Society Capital to develop a community assets social investment proposition. David has an MA in Economics from Edinburgh University.  Outside work, David’s enthusiasm for travel, endurance events and traditional pubs have all been curtailed by the arrival of a young family.

David Scrivens


David co-founded all the companies in the Amberside Group, including: Amberside Advisors, an advisory and financial modelling boutique employing over 30 infrastructure and renewable energy specialists. David has an MSC from Warwick University in Management Science and Operational Research. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of the Chartered Accountants and a London Liveryman. Outside work, David enjoys his wine and fine dining on the few occasions his babysitter actually turns up.

Dan Scowcroft

Investment Manager

Dan has worked within the Amberside group since 2012, initially specialising in fund modelling and refinancing advisory at Amberside Advisors, before moving to Amberside Capital in 2017. Dan has a BSc in Mathematics from Warwick University and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Outside work, Dan enjoys scuba diving and craft ale, though rarely at the same time.

Neil Rutledge

Non-Executive Director

Neil has 20 years experience advising corporate investors and public-sector agencies to procure and develop social infrastructure. He joined the Amberside group in 2013 to develop the advisory side of the business. Prior to Amberside Neil was a Partner at Grant Thornton where he led the infrastructure financial modelling team. A member of Hertfordshire LEP, outside work Neil enjoys waiting for his Lotus Elan to emerge from the workshop.


Sector Focus

Protected Agriculture

80% of the UK’s food needs are currently sourced from overseas. Advances in cultivation and glasshouse technology in recent years have improved the competitiveness of UK glasshouses versus overseas supply. Domestic production reduces carbon emissions resulting from international transport while local facilities can deliver high quality, year-round employment to the more deprived areas of the UK. Amberside made its first investment in the sector in 2017 and is currently raising the Amberside Protected Horticulture Fund.

Digital Infrastructure

The importance of high speed, reliable connectivity has never been more visible. Investment in monitoring equipment can improve decision making and lower cost. Digital infrastructure has a significant role to play in reducing carbon emissions and improving the quality of life through reducing travel time and regional inequality. Amberside have raised seed capital for a well-positioned regional Altnet and are working with them to fund the rollout of their fibre network.

Sustainable Energy Generation

The global challenge to transform the way energy is generated, transmitted, stored and used cannot be underestimated. Climate change is not going to be brought under control without addressing each of these areas. Amberside’s activities in this area to date have focused on innovate EfW technologies and solar generation.

Heat Networks

Heat networks can provide a cost effective and reliable means of decarbonising domestic and commercial heating. Transferring waste or undervalued heat to where it is needed reduces reliance on high carbon sources. The Amberside group is involved in managing BEIS’s £320m Heat Networks Investment Project. Other activities in this area are focussed on heat pumps for domestic and commercial use.


Risk Warnings

Investment in our products exposes your capital to risk. Amberside Capital does not provide investment, tax or legal advice and the details contained in this website is for your information only. We strongly recommend you seek professional advice if you are considering investing with us. You may lose all or part of your capital invested.

Amberside Capital invests in unlisted shares in small companies. The value of these shares may go up or down. As these shares have no readily available market, they may be difficult to sell.

The tax reliefs associated with our investments depend on each individual investor’s circumstances and may be subject to change. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of how your investments may perform in the future and as such, performance information should not be treated as guarantee.


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