"We are people focused"


We are people and leadership oriented building trustful relationships, based on our instincts and common sense

We have more than 75 years of experience in financing and developing great companies and ventures

Meet the Management Team

Diverse and result driven leaders

Douglas Barrowman


A Chartered Accountant by profession, Douglas is an experienced businessman who has spent his entire career investing in businesses and property. Having worked for an international Private Equity firm in the late 1980s, he left to set up his own corporate finance practice, which he successfully developed and managed during the 1990s. He sold the practice in 1999 to concentrate on his own private investment vehicle Aston Ventures. Over the next 10 years, Aston Ventures made 13 acquisitions of old economy businesses with a total turnover in excess of £400 million. Future investments are concentrated on digital ventures.

Morten Tonnesen

Senior Partner

Danish born and raised Morten was formerly part of the management team of the multimillion online gaming business Pokerstars. As Director of Group Marketing he grew global revenues, team and success leading communication, data and relations. He joined Aston Ventures as a Senior partner in 2017, where Morten is currently overseeing the development of the venture VE Interactive where he has been appointed CEO. Morten holds a Master’s degree in Business from Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and is a First Lieutenant of the Reserve with the Royal Danish Guards.

Mark Lyons


Mark has over 12 years transactional experience in both corporate and property situations. Having obtained his Chartered Accountancy qualification at PricewaterhouseCoopers Mark spent time in a corporate finance advisory practice advising owner mangers of SMEs. In 2007 Mark joined Aston Ventures to assist in the growth of the firm’s portfolio of businesses and over the years has been involved in numerous acquisitions, disposals and fundraises. Mark takes responsibility for financial appraisal, transaction management and deal structuring.

Let's get in touch

Please reach out or submit your executive summary to us. We strive to respond within 24 hours.

+44 0207 043 2504