We are an experienced team of private equity professionals with a successful track record, having collectively invested in more than 30 UK companies.



Nicki Boyd

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Nicki has nine years’ experience of investing in the UK lower mid-market, including seven years at Inflexion Private Equity. She subsequently spent four years in California as an entrepreneur developing an EdTech business. Nicki has a BSc from Oxford and an MSc from Stanford.


Mark Salter

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Prior to founding Apiary, Mark spent 16 years investing in the UK lower mid-market at Bowmark Capital, latterly as the Senior Partner. He has a total of 23 years’ corporate finance experience having started his career with PwC. Mark has a BSc from Brunel and is an ICAEW chartered accountant.


Nikola Sutherland

Nikola brings to Apiary a wealth of experience from her 24 years’ private equity and investment banking experience across 3 continents. Her previous roles include: Partner and COO of Bowmark Capital, COO and CFO of Duke Street Capital, Partner and CFO of Park Square Capital.


Rob Simpson

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Rob has spent 11 years focused on origination in the UK lower-mid and mid-market. He recently spent four years as Director of Origination at August Equity, following five years in origination at Sovereign Capital. Rob has a BSc from Durham and Doctorate from Oxford.


Charlotte Pettit

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Charlotte joined the finance team at Apiary in May 2018. She started her career at KPMG in audit and restructuring, before spending 5 years in fund accounting at Doughty Hanson and Apollo. Charlotte has a BSc from Nottingham and is an ICAEW chartered accountant.


Jeniv Shah

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Jeniv joined Apiary in April 2018 having spent 11 years in the UK mid-market at Greenhill and Kester Capital. He has been involved in a number of investments in the Business Services sector, and led investments in Healthcare and Pharma Services. Jeniv holds a BSc from Oxford.



Peter joined Apiary as Senior Advisor in October 2018. He has over 27 years of mid-market UK private equity experience in the UK, including 16 years at Primary Capital, having started his private equity career at 3i. He has led successful investments in the business and technology services sector.



Debbie Markham
EA & Office Manager

Chris joined Apiary as an Investment Manager in January 2019, having spent nine years at Deloitte in Transactions Services and Audit. He has been involved in a number of transactions in the business and technology services and healthcare sectors.

Debbie joined Apiary team in January 2019 supporting the back office team as EA and Office Manager. Prior to joining Apiary, Debbie worked in the advertising and design industry for many years before moving into web development.