Meet the team

We are a team of entrepreneurs with a full range of skills and a proven track record of success in growing and realising SME business value.

The Novus Investments partners have more than 90 years’ combined experience of successfully building and exiting SME businesses in a variety of industry sectors. Between us we offer a full range of skills that complement and support businesses at every level, strategic, operational and functional.

We work as a truly integrated team with our invested businesses to ensure we deliver maximum value.

  • Gary Wetherall, Partner

    Gary is an entrepreneur by nature. Over the past 30 years he has set up and managed a number of businesses including engineering, IT and unified communications.

    Gary has experience in building and managing finance, sales and administrative teams and has a broad knowledge of implementing cloud based software solutions.

  • Phil Andrews, Partner

    Phil is an experienced entrepreneur with specific interests in strategy, design, innovation & technology. He has extensive expertise in medical/healthcare market, business development, b2b marketing and IP management.

  • Adrian Wheeler, Partner

    Adrian is a qualified accountant and experienced business manager who has held senior management roles in a number of SMEs’ predominantly in the manufacturing and unified communications sectors.

    He has led businesses through system changes, site closures, office relocations, refinancings, cost reduction programs and management buy-outs both nationally and internationally.

  • Justin Barnes, Partner

    Justin currently serves as a non-executive director of Edixomed Limited and Sandows (London) Limited, and is a partner of Elixir Ventures, a health-care focused venture capital firm he co-founded in 2016. He has a portfolio of investee companies he also advises.

    Previously, Justin spent 25 years in healthcare, where he co-founded and developed a number of international medical device companies, each with global research, development, manufacturing and sales organisations; in market leading positions; and each sold to corporate trade buyers in successful exits.

  • Clive Gunther, Partner

    Clive has an engineering and manufacturing background that has been the basis for several successful business start-ups in the technology and healthcare sectors.

    Clive has spent the past 20 years working to support and deliver the successful commercialisation of many cutting edge medical innovations.

  • Andrew Sandars, Associate Legal Consultant

    Andrew established Westbrook Advisers in 2016 as an independent legal consultancy that offers growing companies general counsel services with a focus on solving their business and corporate issues. He has over 20 years experience in the investment industry as general counsel working in private equity and as a lawyer in private practice.

    Before founding Westbrook Advisers, Andrew was COO and General Counsel at LDC for 9 years. Prior to that he acted as in-house lawyer at Doughty Hanson for 7 years. Andrew is a qualified solicitor having trained at Wedlake Bell followed by 4 years in the corporate team at Travers Smith, the leading City law firm.