Technology

Beeks Financial Cloud Group plc

Market Cap (£m) 105.2
Listing AIM

Company Description

Beeks Financial Cloud Plc (Beeks) provides scalable, Cloud-based ultra-low latency connectivity and infrastructure services for the automated trading of all key financial asset classes. The group has a global platform, with connectivity to selected trading platforms worldwide.

Investment Summary

In our view, Beeks has competitive advantage in a number of areas, including rapid deployment times, the platform's inherent security and the flexibility given to clients by the self-service portal. The group also gains significant credibility in the marketplace from being a UK-listed Plc, with a solid financial position.

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Company Management Team

  • Gordon McArthur

    Chief Executive Officer

    Gordon McArthur founded Beeks in 2010 having become increasingly frustrated by the lack of low latency trading infrastructure available. He has since grown the business from a three man start up to its current profitable form. Gordon’s career in software and IT solutions businesses spans 20 years during which time he has held commercial and managerial roles at IBM and Versko, an IT specialist for IBM software platforms. During his time at IBM Gordon worked in both financial services and the industrial sector and initially on SME businesses but latterly covering IBM’s largest globally integrated accounts in the Oil and Gas sector. Gordon has a BA (Hons) in Risk Management and a Masters in Business Information Management from Glasgow Caledonian University.

  • Fraser McDonald

    Chief Financial Officer

    Fraser McDonald has over 19 years’ experience in finance, management and consulting roles. Having commenced his finance career and management accountancy training (CIMA) with National Australia Group, Fraser has gaianed experience working for global organisations such as Royal BAM group, Lactalis McLelland and Serco Group plc across different industries including Banking, Manufacturing and Construction. Fraser has been in the Technology Sector since 2009, where has held senior roles including Commercial Manager and Head of Finance at ACCESS LLP (subsid of Serco Group plc). Fraser joined Beeks on a consultancy basis in March 2016 to support the company through the AIM admission process, before being appointed on a permanent basis as Group Financial Controller in March 2017. And then Chief Financial Officer in 2018. Fraser has a BA (Hons) in Finance from the University of Strathclyde, and PgDip in Information Technology from the University of Paisley.

Key Dates

Sep 2019
5th
Finals
Actual
Oct 2019
23rd
AGM
Actual
Mar 2020
2nd
Interims
Actual
Aug 2020
4th
Q4 TU
Actual
Sep 2020
15th
Finals
Actual
Nov 2020
18th
AGM
Actual
Mar 2021
8th
Interims
Actual
Aug 2021
10th
Q4 TU
Actual
Sep 2021
27th
Q1 TU
Actual
Dec 2021
15th
AGM
Actual
Mar 2022
21st
Interims
Actual
Jul 2022
12th
Q4 TU
Estimate
Sep 2022
27th
Q1 TU
Estimate
Dec 2022
15th
AGM
Estimate
Mar 2023
21st
Interims
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