4th Jul


Occupation: Newsletter Writer, Trade Association

Interests: Stocks

Location: London

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ShareSoc is dedicated to the support of individual investors. Our aim is to make and keep you better informed so as to improve your investment skills, and protect the value of your investment. We won’t shirk from tackling companies, the Government or other institutions if we think you are not being treated fairly.


The ShareSoc Informer is the monthly newsletter of the UK Individual Shareholder Society.  There is a real need to encourage direct investment in the UK stock market, but individual investors will be discouraged if their rights and needs are ignored.  One reason why ShareSoc was formed was to ensure that there is more active representation of your interests to government, companies and other institutions.  Sign up for the newsletter at the ShareSoc website.

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We have a growth company seminar in Manchester on the 11th July with Avacta (LON:AVCT) , Caledonia Mining (LON:CMCL) and potentially one other company. We would love to see you there and it would be a great help towards boosting support for our seminars outside London! You can register here: There will be a chance to network before and after the event with refreshments…

ShareSoc is pleased to announce that we have a small number of places remaining for our popular investor supper event in Richmond, London next Tuesday, 6th September. These events are great for meeting and socialising with like-minded investors, including several ShareSoc directors. They also include a presentation from a company that you can get your analytical teeth into, to consider whether they might make a…

Telecom Plus (LON:TEP)Telecom Plus held their AGM yesterday (12/8/2015). The company provides a complete range of utility services – gas, electricity, broadband, fixed line and mobile phones via a “club” concept promoted by a network of self-employed (mainly part-time) distributors. They offer competitive pricing and an efficient operation (I am one of their customers as well as being a shareholder). The share price of this…

We have another one of our growth company seminars on Wednesday with Idox (LON:IDOX) , Abzena (LON:ABZA) , IS Solutions (LON:ISL) and Arria NLG (LON:NLG) all presenting. Registration is still available at...

 Entertaining & Educational Evening for Investors Our Investor Masterclasses are intended for investors with all levels of experience. A panel of expert investors discusses topics of general interest to our audience – and then we go on to apply the panel’s expert knowledge to examining a potential investment. Topics will be covered both at a basic level for the beginner, and also in depth for…

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Unfortunately, Chris Boxall is no longer able to participate in the Masterclass panel... but the good news is that the FT's John Lee has kindly agreed to join us instead. So now we have two ISA millionaires on our panel - investors we should all be able to learn from. A few tickets are still available.

This poll is now closed and has received an overwhelming majority of respondents in favour of participation in class actions, where deemed appropriate.Out of 195 respondents, 77% were in favour, 17% against and 6% “Don’t know”.ShareSoc’s board will now consider any specific class action proposals, and act as and when appropriate.Thank you to all those that participated.

Posted by ShareSoc at 12:15, September 9 2013. FT article on dematerialisation The Financial Times published a long article by Jonathan Eley entitled “What price shareholder democracy?” on Saturday. It was in the FTMoney supplement and covered the issue of nominee accounts, dematerialisation and prospective EU legislation. Mr Eley covered most of the issues well but here’s a note I have sent him to explain…

Posted by ShareSoc at 20:16, September 2 2013. Vodafone deal details now available, and most are pleased Vodafone (LON:VOD) have now published the details of the deal to sell their stake in Verizon. I won’t repeat the details here but most investors seem pleased with it. That includes ShareSoc director Stan Grierson who got a few seconds on BBC News explaining how we will now…

Posted by ShareSoc at 09:23, August 31 2013. Vodafone and Verizon – how will they use the cash? ShareSoc has issued a press release on the likely deal for Vodafone (LON:VOD) to sell its stake in Verizon Wireless (see This might realise over US$100bn in cash so the key question is what the company will do with it. Will it waste it on other…

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