03 Dec 2015

THE Edinburgh-based investment house which recently acquired the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) has spent £5 million in new stock since taking control in April The HotHouse Club, set up by merchant banker Ben Thomson and former Scottish & Newcastle boss John Dunsmore to invest in brand companies in…

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15 Sep 2013

FINANCIER Ben Thomson and former Scottish & Newcastle chief executive John 
Dunsmore have joined forces to launch an investors’ club specialising in food and drink businesses. HotHouse made its maiden investment last month, taking a 5 per cent stake in Kent-based wine maker Chapel Down, with Thomson hailing more…

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19 Jul 2013

The Principals of HotHouse Club are delighted to announce that they, together with some 25HotHouse Club members, have recently completed their first HotHouse Club investment. We have invested in Chapel Down (www.chapeldown.com), an English wine-making business based in Kent. Chapel Down has an established and growing reputation, and recently…

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