The EMC Team

Jim Clarke


Jim is a chartered banker with over 25 years’ experience financing mergers & acquisitions in the manufacturing sector. During his time in the banking industry, he specialised in helping owner-managed businesses grow.


Since 2004, Jim has put his passion for manufacturing into practice by acquiring and developing a number of businesses in the sector with the help of dedicated and driven management teams, providing owners with a smooth exit and securing their legacy.


As Founder and Owner of the EMC group, Jim is responsible for developing strategy and engaging with existing owner managers to understand their needs and create value for both sides.


Outside of work, Jim enjoys golf, travelling with family and walks with Benji, the family cockapoo. When he is not exploring, you will find his nose in a book with yet another cup of coffee.

Tom Frost

Finance Director

Tom is a chartered accountant with over 30 years’ experience managing acquisitions and disposals for business owners. During his time as a corporate finance partner at BDO, formerly PKF, Tom specialised in providing outcomes that worked for buyers and sellers.


In 2009, Tom established his own corporate advisory practice to help SME owners and directors enhance their businesses, whilst running a small portfolio of trading companies himself. In 2015, Tom began working with the EMC group on a number of strategic projects.


As Financial Director of the EMC group, Tom is responsible for overseeing the group’s financial affairs and leading the financial due diligence of each acquisition.


Tom’s outside interests include spending time with his young grandchildren and making cinematic movies with his DJI Mini 3 Pro drone. He also enjoys finding (and drinking!) new red wines for health reasons, of course!

Christopher Clarke

Investment Director

Christopher is a qualified solicitor with considerable practical experience solving complex problems in fast-changing corporate environments. Having stepped away from legal practice, he is now focused on driving the family business forward.


Before joining the group, Christopher practised law at Gateley Plc providing both forward-thinking and straight-talking advice to his clients. Christopher holds a first-class degree in law from the University of Manchester and an MBA with distinction from Alliance Manchester Business School.


As an Investment Director of the EMC group, Christopher’s time is split between working with each of the group’s independently run companies to help them achieve their growth plans and sourcing new investments.


During his free time, Christopher is equally likely to be found buying more books than his bookshelf can support, hiking with his wife or making birdies on the golf course.

Recent Work

We take great pride in the long-lasting relationships with the businesses we invest in – here’s a brief insight into just a few of them…