Welcome to Sunaxis Corporate Finance


Sunaxis Corporate Finance specialises in providing strategic, financial and transactional advice to shareholders, directors and management teams alike.

Sunaxis comes from the Greek meaning “bringing together” which is exactly what we are all about: bringing together the key resources you need to help your business survive and ultimately thrive in these challenging economic times.

As individuals, our background is in strategy, corporate finance and running parts of multinational companies and SMEs. So we are experienced in really understanding the facilities of business and providing professional, timely and relevant help to assist you to achieve your goals.

We all know that success in tough economic periods requires:

  • a clear strategy
  • a robust forward looking business plan
  • strong cash flow management; and
  • a focused response to rapidly changing events

And this is where we can help. We are committed in working together with you to ensure you have these elements in place so that you can anticipate and manage events better than your competitors.

Team Members


Carl Chadwick ACA

Carl Chadwick ACA

Carl Chadwick founded Sunaxis Corporate Finance in 2008 following a successful career which began at Boots plc, Price Waterhouse, PKF and Grant Thornton where he was a Partner with responsibilities for flotations, AM listings and corporate finance work particularly around Nottingham and Sheffield.

His client base covered engineering, general manufacturing and franchising businesses. In the early part of his career at Boots and Price Waterhouse he developed significant expertise in taxation matters both here in the UK but also abroad.

He was a Partner at both PKF and Grant Thornton and so began his career in corporate finance which eventually led him to founding his own specialist company. Whilst at PKF and GT he led all forms of corporate transactional activity ranging from shareholder and corporate reorganisations to raising capital for the development of clients businesses. He became GT’s specialist partner handling the food industry sector on a UK wide basis from primary food processing companies through to food manufacturing and the retail and wholesale supply chain.

Carl has played a key role in numerous company and business mergers, acquisitions and disposals. His extensive knowledge across all these aspects of corporate finance means he is perfectly placed to advise on the strategic change so often necessary in today’s complex business world.

Since founding Sunaxis he has handled broadened its focus to cover support to businesses on franchising, flotations, acquisitions, mergers, disposals and raising finance to support acquisitions through MBO’s and MBI’s

As a result of floating Belvoir Lettings he was asked to take on the role of Finance Director on a part-time basis for 3 years during which his expertise in franchising and the lettings sector grew exponentially. Sunaxis has gone on to do a number of mergers acquisitions and disposals in the this sector

Carl enjoys the satisfaction of supporting businesses of various sizes to improve and expand to achieve their goals and ambitions.  Whether short term or an end game he likes to see the acorn of an idea grow into an oak tree and beyond with by supporting entrepreneurs helping to keep our economy thriving.

In his personal life he races an MG Midget, has managed to avoid breaking a leg whist skiing and more recently has taken up cycling to maintain his fitness.

Chris Lamb qualified with the ICAEW. He has extensive experience in all aspects of accountancy work having worked with a variety of sole traders, partnerships & limited companies of varying size and from different industries. Whilst studying at university he worked in a competitive sales environment and subsequently developed a career as an outbound and inbound sales consultant before progressing to sales account management and then moving into accountancy where he has been able to use his commercial experience to good advantage for his clients.

Since joining Sunaxis in 2014 he has been involved in all of our projects on behalf of clients.

Hongyan (Kelly) You ACCA

Kelly provides accounting support to Sunaxis and our clients and also helps source local data from locations across the UK for the research team. She joined Sunaxis in 2012 from Lincoln University with a degree in Accountancy & Finance and has a second degree in International Accountancy Administration from Jiangxi University in China. Whilst at Sunaxis she has qualified as a Chartered Account with the ACCA and during this time has developed practical skills in financial modelling, analysis, fund raising and mergers and acquisitions. Kelly has recently worked on a successful crowd funding project for a client totalling £850k.

Gill heads up our Research team. She handles direct contact with all our clients once Carl or Chris have finalised the opportunity that the client wants reviewing. Gill has both a retail and manufacturing background with production and management experience. She has great organisational skills and thrives on bringing projects through to a successful conclusion. Her enthusiastic approach makes her a great team leader particularly when working to tight deadlines.

Gill brings a creative approach to solving the many issues that occur in developing a research led approach to clients requirements.

Sunaxis’s Marketing Director is responsible for promoting the business across many platforms. He has a background in publishing, broadcasting, business consultancy, marketing, training and recruitment, event organisation and promotions. He provides mentoring support to a broad cross section of clients. He has previously managed the transition of a family owned business with medium profit aspirations to a hard-nosed PLC with a total bottom line focus. Took profitability from 11% to 27% in his time in charge. Stewart is an integrative leader with a genuine interest in people and provides business advice in a friendly but objective manner.

David Pearson, ACIB, CITA

David is a fully qualified Commercial & Corporate Relationship Banker with strengths in project management of stressed business situations, international trade finance, lending, financial analysis, leadership and team management who deals with sensitive and complex cases. He is a highly motivated, customer focused individual with banking, risk management and people skills. David maintains a positive attitude and enjoys working in successful dynamic business environments and developing the skills and attributes of those he works with. David’s role with Sunaxis is all about developing fund raising opportunities across a broad spectrum of industry clients.

David is an Advanced Accredited Banker with the Chartered Banker Institute and has an Advanced Diploma in Credit from the IFS School of Finance.

Philip Bloxham, ACIB

With 35 years’ experience in Commercial and Corporate Banking Phil has worked with a large number of businesses across a wide range of sectors. Phil’s experience enables him to form a very full view of the risks involved in funding, from both the lender and borrower’s view, drawing upon a deep understanding of the non-financial aspects of a business. This background enables him to advise clients not only on financial matters but also on the strategic and structural aspects of running a business.

Guy has spent over 25 years as a corporate financier, advising small and mid-sized quoted companies on AIM and the Main Market on flotations, fundraisings, public company take-overs, acquisitions, mergers and disposals and restructuring. Guy trained and practised as a solicitor with Herbert Smith in the City, before moving into investment banking and stockbroking. He has worked at a senior level in the corporate finance teams of some of the leading smaller company specialists in the market: Albert E Sharp, Old Mutual Securities and Arbuthnot Securities (now Stockdale Securities), Shore Capital, Seymour Pierce and Cantor Fitzgerald.

Guy has advised and helped raise funds for companies across virtually every business sector. He is able to offer unrivalled advice on all aspects of corporate transactions, having project managed numerous transactions throughout his career. His contacts in and knowledge of the legal, accounting, financial advisory and marketing professional community aspects of quoted company deals enables him to provide thoroughly comprehensive advice and guidance to clients.

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