About us

Newable helps businesses to thrive.

Helping ambitious businesses since 1982.

We aim to make a sustainable profit from helping other businesses thrive.

Every year, we help over 20,000 businesses start, scale and sustain.

When was Newable established?

We were founded in 1982 as Greater London Enterprise (GLE). In 2016, we re-branded as Newable to reflect our bold growth agenda and the wider national footprint of our activities.

Who owns Newable?

In 2023, Newable became 100% employee-owned. Historically, Newable operated as a company limited by guarantee, meaning we did not have shareholders, but instead had members. Our members were the 32 London Boroughs and the City of London Corporation. Find out more.

What are Newable's values?

Newable is a values-driven business. Our values were defined as a result of a company-wide engagement process. The five values are: Dream Big, Get Going, Grow Together, Always Improve, and Pass it On. Together the values help foster a culture that generates business confidence.

Our Team

The people that deliver on
our mission

Our team is ambitious for our business, our clients and for our community.

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Chris Manson

Chris Manson

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Manson joined Newable in January 2016 as CEO.

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Monica Whitefield

Monica Whitefield

Chief People Officer

Monica Whitefield is Chief People Officer at Newable.

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Rob Thompson

Rob Thompson

Chief Financial Officer

Rob Thompson joined Newable in September 2020 and is now the Chief Finance Officer.

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Mashudul Karim

Mashudul Karim

Chief Information Officer

Mashudul Karim is Chief Information Officer at Newable.

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Ketevan Moseshvili

Ketevan Moseshvili

Chief ESG Officer

Ketevan Moseshvili joined Newable in 2005 and is Chief ESG Officer.

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Malcolm Cohen

Malcolm Cohen

Managing Director, Advice

Malcolm Cohen is the Managing Director of Newable Advice that helps small and medium-sized business grow and innovate in the UK and overseas.

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Steve Jude

Steve Jude

CEO, NewFlex

Steve Jude is the CEO of NewFlex, the workspace division of Newable.

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Peter Barrand

Peter Barrand

Managing Director, Newable Capital

Peter Barrand is Managing Director of Newable Capital.

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Phil Reynolds

Phil Reynolds

Managing Director, Lending

Phil Reynolds is Managing Director of Newable Lending within the Money division.

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Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh

Chief Governance Officer

Mike joined Newable in January 2010 as Chief Financial Officer, becoming Chief Governance Officer in November 2021.

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Azim Hosein

Azim Hosein

COO, NewFlex

Azim Hosein is the Chief Operating Officer at NewFlex, the workspace division of Newable.

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Angus MacLennan

Angus MacLennan

Non Executive Director

Angus is the Chair of Newable Partnership Ltd.

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Vanessa Sharp

Vanessa Sharp

Non Executive Director

 Vanessa is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

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"Thank you Newable for your extraordinary service and for making the experience a pleasant and fruitful one for us! Keep up the outstanding work!"

Kevin Hibbert

CEO & Founder of Wax & Seal

Newable is an

employee-owned business

"Employee ownership means everyone working at Newable Partnership Ltd is invested in the future and growth of our business. From now on, the Newable Partnership is owned by the very people who make it successful. We are committed to helping as many SMEs as possible to thrive, through every stage of business growth."

Chris Manson

Chief Executive Officer

The relationship between Newable Ltd and Newable Partnership Ltd

In 1982, the Greater London Council (GLC) founded our business as a company limited by guarantee under the name Greater London Enterprise (GLE), with 13 London Boroughs as Original Ordinary Members, who each contributed £100,000 as a grant. In 1997, 19 more Boroughs and the City of London Corporation joined as Ordinary Members.

By design, GLE operated entirely independently of the Boroughs, reinvesting its profits, and growing slowly and unspectacularly.

In 2016, the company rebranded to Newable Ltd and our Board, led by new CEO Chris Manson, set a new strategy, aiming to treble the size of the business in five years. This ambitious growth plan was achieved despite challenges such as Brexit, the pandemic, and a cost-of-living crisis.

Newable focuses on social values, practicing Responsible Finance and patient capital, with a robust Environmental, Social and Governance strategy. Operating across three key areas – Money, Advice, and Workspace – the company aims to make sustainable profits while helping other businesses to thrive.

To enable its ambition of trebling in size again over the next five years, Newable needed to change from being a company limited by guarantee (and thus unable to issue shares). Newable therefore moved to an employee-ownership model in a new company, Newable Partnership Limited, owned 100 % by our employees.

Newable Limited exchanged its ownership of the business and assets of Newable for £78 million in Preference Shares in Newable Partnership Limited, redeemable in 2030. This transaction completed in January 2023, following consent from a range of authorities. When the Preference Shares are redeemed in 2030, the £78 million proceeds will be returned to the Boroughs through a process of solvent liquidation of Newable Limited, as prescribed by its founding Articles. Newable Partnership Ltd will continue as an employee-owned business after the Preference Shares have been redeemed with its purpose remaining: to make sustainable profits from helping other businesses to thrive.

The role of the board of Newable Ltd in the period to 2030 is to monitor its preference shares in Newable Partnership Ltd. The non-executive directors of Newable Ltd are listed below with their email addresses, should you wish to contact them.

Guy Nicholson
Guy.Nicholson@newable.co.uk
Anne Watts
Anne.Watts@newable.co.uk
Peter Collis
Peter.Collis@newable.co.uk

40yrs

Newable has been helping SMEs to thrive

1200

Employees across the Newable Group

300+

Business support events every year

2023

The year we became an employee-owned business

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Birthdays off
Flexible working

We have plans to increase our business x3 in the next five years. Be a part of our growth.

Our Values

We're a values driven business, fostering a culture of support, ambition and action.

Dream Big

We believe in dreaming big, and inspiring a drive for excellence in others.

Grow Together

We show genuine care to those we work with, giving feedback and sharing success so we can grow together.

Always Improve

We strive to always innovate and make improvements to how we work at Newable.

Get Going

We start with a plan and then get going, showing initiative and activating our ideas.

Pass it on

Share your learnings, skills and experience with others so that they can grow in their role.

Find Us

If you're meeting the team in person, you can find our address below.

Find Us
Newable Headquarters
Aldersgate Street London EC1A 4HY United Kingdom
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Our locations

We have offices across the UK to suit all budgets. Find your new office today.

Citibase Bristol Aztec West
Citibase Bristol Aztec West, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, UK
Citibase Peterborough
Citibase Peterborough, Trinity Court, Trinity Street, Peterborough, UK
Citibase Local Cambridge
Citibase Local Cambridge
Citibase Warrington Birchwood
Citibase Warrington Birchwood, Garrett Field, Birchwood, Warrington, UK
Citibase Manchester Old Trafford
Citibase Manchester Old Trafford, Talbot Road, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester, UK
Citibase Bristol Business Park
Citibase Bristol Business Park, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, UK
Citibase London Lewisham
Citibase London Lewisham
Citibase London Victoria Catherine Place
Citibase London Victoria Catherine Place
Citibase London Holborn
Citibase London Holborn
Citibase London Victoria Palace Street
Citibase London Victoria Palace Street, Palace Street, London, UK
Citibase London Millbank
Citibase London, Millbank, London, UK
Citibase Aberdeen Hill of Rubislaw
Citibase Aberdeen Hill of Rubislaw, Hill of Rubislaw, Anderson Drive, Aberdeen, UK
Citibase Strathclyde Business Park
Citibase Strathclyde Business Park, Dove Wynd, Bellshill, UK
Citibase Aberdeen
Citibase Aberdeen
Citibase Edinburgh St Colme Street
Citibase Edinburgh St Colme Street
Citibase Edinburgh Gyleview
Citibase Edinburgh Gyleview
Citibase Worcester
Citibase Worcester
Citibase Local Birmingham Business Park
Citibase Local Birmingham Business Park
Citibase Local Halesowen
Citibase Local Halesowen
Citibase Newcastle-under-Lyme
Citibase Newcastle-under-Lyme
Citibase Newcastle Q16
Citibase Newcastle Q16
Citibase Newcastle Dean Street
Citibase Newcastle Dean Street
Citibase Local Oxford
Citibase Local Oxford
Citibase Local Croydon
Citibase Local Croydon
Citibase Local Uxbridge
Citibase Local Uxbridge
Citibase Local Watford
Citibase Local Watford
Citibase Local Reading
Citibase Local Reading
Citibase Local Brighton
Citibase Local Brighton
The Quad Summertown
The Quad Summertown, Banbury Road, Oxford, UK
easyHub Croydon
EasyHub Croydon, Addiscombe Road, Croydon, UK
easyHub Chelsea
easyHub, Fulham Road, Greater, London, UK
easyHub Horsham
easyHub Horsham, Worthing Road, Horsham, UK
easyHub Park Royal
easyHub Park Royal, North Circular Road, London, UK
easyHub Burgess Hill
easyHub Burgess Hill, Burgess Hill, Burgess Hil, UK
easyHub GN House
119 Holloway Head, Birmingham, UK
easyHub Kensington
Ansdell Street, London, UK
The XCHG
22 Bishopsgate, London, UK
Serendipity Labs Manchester Exchange Quay
Serendipity Labs, Exchange Quay, Salford, Manchester, UK
Serendipity Labs Cambridge North
Serendipity Labs Cambridge, Cambridge Square, Cambridge, UK
Bold Bauhaus, Manchester
Bold Bauhaus, Manchester, Quay Street, Manchester, UK
Fredericks at The Insurance Hall
The Insurance Hall, Aldermanbury, London, UK

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