Accountancy disruptor Mazuma have significantly strengthened their Board of Directors with the appointment of a new Chairman and an experienced sector NED, and have appointed a Director of Operations ahead of ambitious growth plans.
Additional growth capital has been secured from an experienced syndicate of professional investors alongside incremental funding from existing capital provider the Development Bank of Wales.
Ashley Cooper, (Co-Founder Catalyst Growth Partners, Entrepreneur, and Smart Capital provider) Chairman of the Board and Lead Investor for the private investors said, “Mazuma have created a very strong business with a significant client base, solving a real problem for micro business owners. With impending legislative changes (MTD), the market demand is set to grow significantly. Myself and my fellow NED, and wider investor group, will be working closely with the Founders and the Management Team to accelerate the growth of the business.”
Mervyn Ham, (Founder Iridium Corporate Services, CEO, Entrepreneur & Investor) joins the Board as NED. He said “As a qualified accountant I am very familiar with the often traditional and stereotypical thought process that are applied to the sector. In Mazuma I see a real desire to deliver for their customers in a way that aligns totally with their needs. With technological advances in the areas of OCR (optical character recognition) and ML (machine learning) the business has a tremendous platform to deliver more value to clients and to drive significant growth.”
One of the first actions of the Board of Directors was to promote Danielle Lewis FCCA to the role of Director of Operations from her current position as Practice Manager. Employee #1, Danielle started as a part time bookkeeper, achieved her qualifications, raised a family and is leading the charge in terms of service delivery, supported by her loyal team.
The Development Bank of Wales are an existing debt provider to Mazuma. Kabitah Begum, Portfolio Executive said “We are delighted to be supporting the continued growth of Mazuma with additional funding to support their impressive growth plans, and are excited to welcome an experienced Board to work with the Founders in driving this growth.”