Kevin Davey

Kevin leads on Eastside Primetimers’ work with organisations in the heritage sector, helping organisations secure funding and carry out projects under the Heritage Lottery Resilient Heritage and the Architectural Heritage funds.

Kevin is a successful entrepreneur, a former business angel, adviser to social enterprises and an investment fundraiser with 15 years success in strengthening and accelerating the growth and investment secured by start-up and early stage businesses and social enterprises in Shoreditch and north east London, while supporting their diversification into new markets and services.

He has longstanding active connections to the London investment community and public sources of funding, winning support for clients from equity funds, succeeding with recent and large scale ESIF and SFA bids, and results in the alternative finance sector including Crowdcube, Zopa, Kickstarter, and Funding Circle.

Key skills & experience

His specialist skills include: strengthening the investibility of businesses, growth planning, diversifying products and services, securing partnerships for growth, financial modelling and raising investment.


Recent projects

  • NXG
  • Access to Business
  • Hampton Trust
  • Hatch Enterprise
  • Switchback Initiative
  • Accord Housing Association

Other information

Qualifications: FRSA for innovation with disability-led organisations and enterprise (2012), SFEDI (2004 onwards), specialist business development conferences and courses, M.Phil (1983), management, marketing and equalities courses, PGCE (1982), LCP journalism/ publications training, BA hons (1979)



Southside Rehabilitation Association (SRA)We really enjoyed working with Kevin, he understood our requirements and completed the project very quickly and professionally, thank you!   Julie El-Bahawry, CEO
Mechanics’ Institution Trust“The support we received from Eastside Primetimers and Kevin Davey was incredibly valuable and enabled us to take a step back, be challenged, and review where we were as a heritage and community development organisation. In particular the decision support tool gave us the ability to test any set of financial variables we wanted. This created the chance for trustees to be empowered to discuss and debate different scenarios, then use the tool in real time. This process also showed us where we had upcoming weaknesses we needed to respond to by putting in place measures to build sustainability” Daniel Rose, Former Chair
N15 Development Trust - Wards Corner“The work Kevin Davey and Eastside Primetimers have undertaken over the past year has been of immense value. The financial model he authored directly informed the programme and design of our proposal for Wards Corner and helped us explore the viability of different potential schemes. Kevin’s expertise has also proven invaluable in influencing the direction of our wider development strategy, something that has elevated our existing efforts and opened many new, exciting opportunities for the future” David McEwan, Architect

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