Mark Holyoake is a British businessman who was the former board member of the Iceland Seafood International (ISI) company. He decided to purchase ISI’s share capital back in 2010 by way of his investment process the International Seafood Holdings (ISH). When his British Seafood Group company collapsed, it forced ISH to sell down its shares to let the Icelandic Iberia deal happen.
Currently, Mr. Holyoake owns Oakvest Holdings which is an investment fund that is private. Oakvest Holdings specializes in real estate investments and private equity. Mark wants to keep focusing on private equity investments through Oakvest that are mainly in the commodity and food sectors, developments in Central London, managing an equity that is listed, real estate acquisitions and fund portfolio. Married with three daughters, he also has a healthy family life.
Mark Holyoake states that he does not have a typical day since flexibility is important in his investment business. He finds that the early morning is his best time to focus on reviewing documents, doing emails and completing written input. Most of the people at his firm also manage to accomplish more in the early morning hours that can begin as early as 6 AM. He will continue his day with calls and meetings but wants to be sure that he has personal and family time that is a perfect balance for life.
Mr. Holyoake is successful as an entrepreneur because he is naturally social and likes to engage and talk with people to help them more with their needs in investments. He is also excited that people are living longer today than before and that there are many more people aged 65 and over. Much of this is due to people being more concerned about the foods that they consume and it gives the food industry more investment opportunities as well.
Mark Holyoake has a “Never give up” attitude in business and in life.