Ron Petersen
Edward Beckett

The Executive Team



Edward is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of Longbow.


Edward has advised on, participated in and led investments in over twenty early stage companies across a broad range of sectors. Edward sits as an alternate director on the Board of Ambicare, having retired from the board of Direct Health upon its successful sale in 2012 and from Ludgate Investments in 2004 when Longbow was established. He is also a director of Daveney Ltd a private leisure and hotel property business. Edward has undertaken a wide range of venture capital, project finance and investment initiatives across business services, technology development and property sectors.

Ron is a Co-founder and Investment Partner of Longbow.


Ron provides management assistance to portfolio companies, while reviewing new business opportunities and investment portfolios. Ron has acted as the Managing Director of the Boots Centre for Innovation and CEO of CyDen Ltd. Ron is the Investor Director at Calon and Ambicare. Ron possesses more than four decades of industrial management experience. He spent over 20 years with Armstrong World Industries, managing global businesses from its London base. In 1992, Ron began to specialise in turning under performing or early stage companies into profitable and valued concerns. Examples of companies with which he has been involved in this way include Insituform Group Ltd., Bridon plc, Brunel Holdings plc, Oystertec plc. and NanoBeam Ltd.