Regulatory News

Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Director

09 April 2021

Equals (AIM:EQLS), the technology-led international payments group focused on the SME marketplace, is today pleased to confirm the appointment of Christopher Bones as an Independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

Chris has held senior executive positions at major companies including Diageo and Cadbury. Chris co-founded Good Growth Ltd (‘Good Growth’), a successful e-commerce consulting business whose clients include Diageo, Kraft Heinz, WH Smith, Pets at Home, ITV, Boohoo, Channel 4, and others. Good Growth has grown into a successful SME powering rapid digitally-fueled growth in both B2C and B2B businesses across Europe and North America and he will be bringing this experience to the Board in support of Equals’ growth.

Alan Hughes, Non-Executive Chairman of Equals, commented: "We are delighted Chris is joining Equals, he brings a wealth of experience and success particularly relevant to our growth. He will be a highly valuable asset to the Group."

Further disclosures pursuant to Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies:

Christopher John Bones, aged 62, is currently or has previously been a director of the following companies within the past five years:


Current directorships Previous directorships
Good Growth Limited None
Hammersley and Bones Ltd  
Mill Lane Consulting Limited  
CILEX (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives)  
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust  
The Pipeline  


Christopher Bones does not hold any shares in the Company.

Save as disclosed above, there is no further information to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.



For more information, please contact:

Equals Group plc  
Alan Hughes, Non-Executive Chairman
Ian Strafford-Taylor, CEO
Richard Cooper, CFO
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7778 9308
Canaccord Genuity (Nominated Advisor / Broker) 
Emma Gabriel / Bobbie Hilliam / Georgina McCooke
Alex Aylen (Sales)
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7523 8150
Buchanan (Financial Communications)  
Henry Harrison-Topham / Steph Watson / Toto Berger
[email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000


Notes to Editors:

Equals Group is a technology-led international payments group augmented by highly personalised service for the payment needs of SME’s whether these be FX, card payments or via Faster Payments. Founded in 2007, the Group listed on AIM in 2014 and currently employs around 250 staff across sites in London and Chester.  For more information, please visit