14th Mar


Real Name: David O'Hara

Occupation: Market Professional, Publisher

Interests: Stocks

Twitter: blackthornfocus

About Me:

Blackthorn Focus is a publications and events organisation dedicated to Europe's financial markets. Blackthorn Focus was established in 2009 by David O'Hara.

After several years experience of financial media with AQ Research and many more as an active investor, David realised certain areas of the financial markets were not operating to the satisfaction of participants.

Blackthorn Focus was established to create the media necessary to help bring about change and improvement.

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March 26th sees the return of ALPHA Investor Forum, this time running in Oxford at world-famous New College!This is the fourth occasion that the event will run and Blackthorn Focus has recruited some top, top speakers and companies to the event.Halma (LON:HLMA) is regarded as one of the UK's very finest companies. Dividends have been increasing for 39 years at an average annual increase of…

AIM Investor Focus, the investor access event dedicated to AIM-quoted companies, will next run on October 23rd from 11:30 a.m at the City offices of stockbroker finnCap. Four companies are participating at the event, see below for more details on each.This will be the fifth occasion that AIM Investor Focus has run. The event is free for private investors to attend but places are limited.…

AIM Investor Focus is a one day event for AIM-listed companies and investors. The event has run twice before and will next take place on October 10th at the City offices of finnCap. Meeting companies can be an expensive and time-consuming process. AIM Investor Focus endeavours to overcome that by bringing together six AIM-listed companies in one place and on one day.       The companies participating…

It can be difficult for private investors to meet the management of AIM's more successful companies.AIM Investor Focus tackles this problem by bringing five AIM companies together in one place and on one day.AIM Investor Focus will next take place on April 17th at the City offices of stockbroker FinnCap. The companies lined up to present include some of the most successful AIM-listed companies that…

There are a large number of high quality smallcap companies listed on London's AIM market. Using Stockopedia's screening technology I've tried to identify the ten most successful companies on AIM today. I've used a number of metrics* to define 'most sucessful'. By adjusting the market capitalisation demand, I whittled 1,100 AIM companies down to just 10. The winners (in order of descending market capitalisation) are:…

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these might be good questions for Jonathan Satchell, CEO of Learning Technologies (LON:LTG). He will be presenting at the Blackthorn Focus ALPHA Investor Forum event on June 26th in Cambridge along with Big Yellow (LON:BYG) NAHL (LON:NAH) and Gooch & Housego (LON:GHH). Also presenting are Norman Rentrop, Richard Power (Octopus) and Rodney Appiah (Foresight Group). Come along and meet these top speakers and companies…

Remember, as per my message yesterday, that you can meet David Cicurel of Judges Scientific (LON:JDG) at AIM Investor Focus 2013 in London on April 17th. AIM Investor Focus is a Blackthorn Focus event comprising presentations from Judges Scientific (LON:JDG), Mattioli Woods (LON:MTW), Portmeirion (LON:PMP), RWS Holdings (LON:RWS) and WYG (LON:WYG). The event is free to attend, you can register your interest here: David…

You can hear from management of Portmeirion (LON:PMP) at the forthcoming AIM Investor Focus event on April 17th. Other companies presenting are Judges Scientific (LON:JDG), Mattioli Woods (LON:MTW), RWS Holdings (LON:RWS) and WYG (LON:WYG). Private investors can attend the event free of charge. If you would like to attend the event, register your interest here: David O'Hara, Blackthorn Focus

There was a statement from technical and management consultancy WYG (LON:WYG) this morning.the Board is confident that Group operating profit for the full year will be 10 per cent. ahead of market expectations, underpinning a better than anticipated return to profit at the adjusted pre-tax level despite anticipated lower revenues.... Having announced the Group's return to operating profit on 29 November, we are very pleased…

Blackthorn Focus is pleased to report that Judges Scientific (LON:JDG), Mattioli Woods (LON:MTW), Portmeirion (LON:PMP), RWS Holdings (LON:RWS) and WYG (LON:WYG) will all be presenting at the forthcoming Blackthorn Focus event AIM Investor Focus 2013 on April 17th.AIM Investor Focus 2013 is a daytime event in the City and I hope you will be able to join us.Full details are on the Blackthorn Focus event…

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