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Amberside Capital

Amberside Capital is a financial advisory and fund management business with a focus on sustainable infrastructure. We work with companies and people who are developing and operating the real assets which allow our society to function and reduce the impact we are having on the environment around us. In particular this translates to Digital Infrastructure, Energy Transition assets and Protected Horticulture. We provide:

“Fund Raising Support” Amberside supports management teams seeking capital to develop sustainable infrastructure assets. We help refine the investment proposition, pre-empt investor queries with early challenge and work with our clients to develop a comprehensive suite of due diligence materials. We tailer the funding competition to the needs of our clients and support in negotiations with investors.

“Buy-Side support” Amberside will act for Fund Managers by identifying opportunities, shaping due diligence plans and project managing investment processes. We bring specific, current sector specific expertise and are able to work as an extension to our client’s internal teams.

“Fund Management” As an FCA authorised fund management business we are able to support direct investors identify, analyse and manage investment in Sustainable Infrastructure.

“Amberside were instrumental in helping us to secure this investment. We really appreciate their professionalism and support in guiding us through the process.” – Eddie Minshull, CEO, Complete Technology Group

Amberside associated companies include 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.

Harriet Johns

Investment Associate

Harriet joined Amberside Capital in October 2021 from Amberside Advisors. Her experience to date has been on a number of renewables and infrastructure advisory mandates, with particular experience in the Heat Networks industry. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2018 with a MA (hons) degree in Economics and is in the final year of her CIMA qualification. Outside work, Harriet enjoys cooking, painting and wild swimming.


Sector Focus

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.

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.


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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