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Guy Sangster

Investment Adviser, Private Investor, Brand Ambassador

London, UK

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Guy Sangster’s Biography

Guy Sangster is an investor and adviser to a range of businesses, including boutique investment company Hambro Perks, Ascot Racecourse and the private members’ club, Tramp. He is also a Consultant and Brand Ambassador for Chateau d’Esclans and its hugely successful rosé wine, Whispering Angel.

Previously, Guy has acted as a consultant to Thornhill Investment Management and Betfair. He has held Non-Executive Directorships in the Regal Hotel Group and Vebnet, now part of the Standard Life Aberdeen Group. He was an Executive Director at Thomson T-Line PLC and Rural Heat Limited, a start-up biomass company. Guy began his career in banking, at Singer & Friedlander Merchant Bank.

Guy was a Director of the Sangster Group for over 25 years. The Group comprised companies owned by the Sangster family and were principally involved in the bloodstock, horseracing and property industries. Under Guy’s stewardship the companies prospered and in 2015 the Manton Estate, renowned for its racing heritage, was successfully sold.

His philanthropic activities include helping to raise over £3m for...
Guy Sangster is an investor and adviser to a range of businesses, including boutique investment company Hambro Perks, Ascot Racecourse and the private members’ club, Tramp. He is also a Consultant and Brand Ambassador for Chateau d’Esclans and its hugely successful rosé wine, Whispering Angel.

Previously, Guy has acted as a consultant to Thornhill Investment Management and Betfair. He has held Non-Executive Directorships in the Regal Hotel Group and Vebnet, now part of the Standard Life Aberdeen Group. He was an Executive Director at Thomson T-Line PLC and Rural Heat Limited, a start-up biomass company. Guy began his career in banking, at Singer & Friedlander Merchant Bank.

Guy was a Director of the Sangster Group for over 25 years. The Group comprised companies owned by the Sangster family and were principally involved in the bloodstock, horseracing and property industries. Under Guy’s stewardship the companies prospered and in 2015 the Manton Estate, renowned for its racing heritage, was successfully sold.

His philanthropic activities include helping to raise over £3m for the RNIB as Co-Chairman of the Fundraising Committee. As a Founding Trustee of the Cancer Vaccine Institute, Guy helps to raise £750,000 every year to aid research into vaccines to cure or prevent cancers.
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Guy Sangster’s Background

Chateau D'Esclans
Public Relations & Brand Ambassador, Business and Strategy Development
Jan 2006 - Present
Chateau d'Esclans is the producer of the rosé wine, Whispering Angel. Guy acts as a consultant to the owner, Sacha Lichine, to promote the brand in the UK. Current worldwide sales are 2.5 million bottles a year.
The Sangster Group Ltd
Managing Director
1988 - 2015
The key roles were managing an orderly transition from a bloodstock company to a sporting and family estate, identifying land suitable for redevelopment and running horse syndicates for clients. In 2007, at the peak of the market, The Sangster Group sold two Australian Stud Farms and substantial bloodstock. In 2015 the Manton Estate in England was also sold.
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Advisory Roles

Ascot Racecourse
Consultant
Jan 2010 - Present
Ascot, UK
Guy sits on the Advisory Board, chaired by the Trustees, to advise on the Royal Meeting.
Hambro Perks
Investment Adviser and Private Investor
Feb 2015 - Present
London, UK
A boutique investment company.

Current Board Positions

Tramp
Director
Dec 1998 - Present
London, UK
Part of Coney Island Ltd, Guy represents the Sangster family's investment in London's famous private members' club, Tramp in Jermyn Street.
Swettenham Stud Ltd
Director
2015 - Present
Wiltshire, UK

Previous Board Positions

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Rural Heat Limited
Executive Director
2011 - 2019
Marlborough, UK
Formerly Executive Director, Chairman and founding shareholder of Rural Heat Renewable Solutions, a start-up biomass company.
Vebnet PLC
Non-Executive Director
Apr 2004 - Apr 2006
Edinburgh, UK
This AIM listed company is a market leader using in-house technology to create specialist employee benefits solutions.
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Previous Advisory Roles

Betfair
Consultant
Apr 2009 - Apr 2013
London, UK
As consultant to the Chairman's office, Guy helped the Betfair Directors gain access to the main industry players in the racing industry. Guy also enabled Betfair to gain the sponsorship of the King George at Ascot for 5 years.
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Thornhill Investment Management
Consultant
Jan 2004 - Jan 2008
London, UK
Consultant and Client Finder for this investment company which had c£1bn under management. Introduced high net worth clients and retained this position for two years following the sale of the Company to Cazenove.

Philanthropy

The Cancer Vaccine Institute
Trustee
May 2002 - Present
London, UK
Every year Guy helps to raise £750,000 for St George's Hospital in Tooting, London. These funds allow CVI to employ 12 laboratory technicians, who research the use of vaccines to help cure or prevent cancers, especially Melanomas.
RNIB Foundation
Co-Chairman of Fundraising
Jan 2007 - Jan 2010
London, UK
Co-Chairman of the RNIB's fundraising committee which twice involved a reception and dinner for 400 guests at St James' Palace attended by Her Majesty the Queen, raising over £3m for the charity.

Investments

Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France
Shareholder
Jan 2004 - Jan 2009
St Barth, BL
Cheval Blanc is a luxury hotel in St Barth.

Guy Sangster’s Education

Harrow School
1974 - 1979

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