Seonaid Mackenzie Has Recently Been Named a Professional of the Year by Strathmore's Who's Who

About Seonaid Mackenzie – Strathmore’s Global Press Release

Seonaid Mackenzie is Managing Partner of Sturgeon Ventures LLP, a financial services firm which provides investment management, corporate finance and compliance/regulatory advice as well as training for start-ups and established firms. Sturgeon Ventures is the pioneer of the Regulatory Incubator (Regulatory Umbrella in the U.K.) and has incubated many start-ups.

Sturgeon also provides corporate governance, investor relations for funds, investment services for nonprofit charities, schools, religious foundations, endowments and sub £20m not serviced by large banks. Ms. Mackenzie’s expertise lies in investments management, corporate finance, regulator incubation for start-ups in the U.S. and the U.K. and setting up the U.K.and/or Malta or Dublin for investments funds. Ms. Mackenzie has received the Venture Catalyst of the Year award, M&A International in the U.K. in 2013 and the Enterprising Woman of the Year award in 2013. Ms. Mackenzie is a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments, the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Women’s President Organization, Worshipful Company of Internatinal Bankers, the Caledonian Club and the Founder of the Wellness Fund Foundation.

As of today, Sturgeon Ventures is still the leading, largest and most well known firm with a specialist knowledge in regulatory incubation with wholesale firms. In Ms. Mackenzie’s words, “we have no competitors, only trusted partners.” She states that Sturgeon is a solution and most of her clients have met her through lawyers, service providers and panels which she was very involved in launching and developing. Ms. Mackenzie enjoys concerts, the theatre, art galleries, skiing and family activities with her two children. 

Sturgeon Ventures LLP became a Carbon Neutral Plus Organisation

Sturgeon Ventures – A Carbon Neutral Plus Organisation

Sturgeon Ventures LLP became a Carbon Neutral Plus Organisation on 14th July 2020.   This status is a strong demonstration of our true low carbon credentials. (more…)

Investment Management Advisory Firm

Investment Management Advisory Firm of the year – UK

Sturgeon Ventures are delighted to announce that they have been awarded Winner of the Global Advisory Experts Award for Investment Management Advisory Firm of the Year in the United Kingdom

Sturgeon Ventures Regulatory Umbrella

If Sturgeon did art exhibitions…

To add variety to our Team Meetings, this week we asked everyone to show their self-portrait and here they are.  Can you guess Who's Who? Visit our Team Page for

Sturgeon Ventures Compliance Consultancy 2020

Sturgeon Ventures – Compliance Consultancy of the year – UK

Leaders in Law recognised Sturgeon Ventures' expertise by awarding them their Compliance Consultancy of the Year - UK.  This award is part of its Global Awards Winners 2020 programme. (more…)

Possible Consequences of the Unauthorised use of Third Party Logos

Possible Consequences of the Unauthorised use of Third Party Logos

Sturgeon Ventures (Sturgeon) contacted Womble Bond Dickinson to discuss the possible consequences of the unauthorised use of third party logos in the advertising and promotion of a UK business or

Lawyers Worldwide Awards announced that Sturgeon Ventures have been awarded Start-up Compliance Consultancy of the year - UK.

Sturgeon Ventures awarded Start-up Compliance Consultancy of the Year – UK

Lawyers Worldwide Awards announced that Sturgeon Ventures have been awarded Start-up Compliance Consultancy of the year - UK. (more…)

FCA FSMA and Trade Marks and trading names

Company names, trading names and trade marks 

Sturgeon Ventures, after noticing an increase in the number of Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Regulated Firms which have adopted trading and/or registered company names which are the same as those

Sturgeon Ventures signs PRI

Sturgeon now a signatory of the PRI

Sturgeon Ventures is delighted to announce that it is now a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).  We are joining more than 2,000 other organisations around the world