Partners and Profiles

Samir Kotecha

Samir Kotecha

The founder of Elegance Star Ltd. is Samir Kotecha - a young and very successful entrepreneur. Samir was also involved in running an independent property company specialising in high end residential and commercial property. He has also worked as a senior manager in a blue chip computer company leading a successful sales team. He attended the University of Arts in London following a year spent at the London College of Fashion. He went on to do an HND in Business Management & Communications at London College of Printing.

Samir has also undertaken a Law foundation course at the Open University which he expects to shortly convert to an LLB.

Tim Colman

Tim Colman

Tim Colman is widely accepted as being one of the South of England's leading experts in advising growing businesses. He is a Director of a number of businesses in the UK and overseas - ranging from an HR company, a procurement consultancy, a business services organisation, a leisure trust and an engineering company. However his experience spans thirty years working in global corporate companies including twenty years at director level in the Swatch Group.

Tim has lived and worked around the world and still regularly travels to Europe, USA and the Far East as part of his business activities.

Elegance Star has welcomed Tim to join their team in the role of Director of International Strategy.

Mark Prater

Mark Prater

Mark has over 20 years CFO and Corporate Finance experience and has been involved in over 40 Mergers & Acquisitions and Fund Raising transactions with a combined value in excess of £400m.

Mark founded Quantum Partners, a Strategic Advisory boutique in 2009. Prior to this, he spent three years at Cobalt Corporate Finance where he worked with a variety of high growth companies. He previously spent over 9 years in Ernst & Young's mergers & acquisitions practice and was a founding member of its international entrepreneurial corporate finance business.

Mark is a Chartered Accountant and an Economics graduate. His interests include, skiing, rugby, motor racing, photography and traveling.