Jamie Andrew and Ian Burton present Rob Dick with his retirement gift
At TRI Cap’s AGM in April Rob Dick retired as a Director of the TRI Cap board, having already retired as the organisation’s Chairman in February 2017. Rob was presented with the brass bell which he had used at every meeting to call the members to order. Mounted with the inscription ‘For whom the bell tolls!’ it is a fitting tribute to his thirteen year Chairmanship. In addition, and in recognition to Rob’s outstanding contribution to TRI Cap over the years as Chairman, he was elected to the role of Honorary Life President.
A graduate of Cambridge University, Rob had moved from farming into the setting up and running of a number of businesses. In 2004 he was a founder member in the establishment of TRI Cap, making it one of Scotland’s most active business angel syndicates with interests in a range of different businesses and business areas. A serial entrepreneur Robert has a number of other interests including long-standing board membership of the family’s engineering and property business based in Oxford.
Living most of his life in the Scottish Borders, Rob’s motivation for TRI Cap was never simply a business one. He said, ‘I have a lifelong attachment to the Scottish Borders and to its business community. TRI Capital is a vehicle which melds my commitment to this part of the world while also providing tangible benefit to entrepreneurs.’
His successor, TRI Cap Chairman Jamie Andrew paid tribute to Rob’s outstanding service. Jamie commented: ‘Rob will be a difficult act to follow. He has built TRI Cap up into being one of the most respected Angel syndicates in Scotland with a varied portfolio of invested companies. Rob thought we were going to let him retire or disappear quietly but instead we have elected him to become TRI Cap’s Hon Life President. I am delighted that Rob will remain an active member but from the back benches so to speak.’