WE INVEST DIFFERENTLY
Drawing from Sir Charles Dunstone’s extensive experience in the consumer space, Freston Ventures invests in and builds consumer brands that last.
Sir Charles Dunstone,
Founder: Carphone Warehouse, TalkTalk
I started Carphone Warehouse over 20 years ago out of the boot of a car on Marylebone Road. Now, many ventures later, I’ve been privileged to work with some of Britain’s most inspiring brands.
We all know that it takes grit, ingenuity and mettle to disrupt markets, and that’s exactly what we bring to the table. Whether helping startups to grow from small beginnings, or helping established brands expand internationally, Freston has the expertise and experience required to build household names.
over £200m in value created since 2013
Freston Ventures brands disrupt their markets and grow fast
CEO, John Eckbert (Joint Venture)
Britain’s fastest growing and most exciting food outlet, Five Guys has grown to over 80 UK stores in five years, and has now expanded into France, Spain and Germany. Voted one of Britain's Coolest Brands.
CEO, John Nelson (Joint Venture)
Breakout brand to watch, MOD launched in June '16 and has ongoing new store openings. MOD brings a disruptive combination of superfast artisan pizza and salads with unlimited toppings at a superlow fixed price and with exceptional service.
Co-founders, Edward Cade and Jacqui Hawthorne (Direct Investment)
Britain’s highest quality student accommodation that puts student relationships and feedback at the heart of everything they do. Sites extend across Bath, Cambridge, York and Durham.
CEO, Sam Mitchell (Direct Investment)
Founded by Alex and Sophie Gosling. Sells homes faster, for higher achieved price, with better success rates, and at fraction of the cost of high street agents, with a No Sale No Fee proposition.
Founder, Clare Hornby (Direct Investment)
Luxury apparel designed around today’s busy working women, with impeccable quality, meticulously flattering fit, and modular design at accessible prices.
Founders: John Vincent, Henry Dimbleby & Allegra McEvedy (Through Active Private Equity)
Leon is the home of naturally fast food. A rapidly growing, healthy fast food chain – 44 stores and counting.
Founder, Polly McMaster (Through Active Private Equity)
The Fold is a contemporary British fashion label focused on dressing and inspiring the modern, professional woman.