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BDO to host NEDucation 2012

NEDucation is a Blackthorn Focus conference for non-executive directors of UK-listed companies.

The next NEDucation event will take place on November 8th, 2012. The event will be hosted by BDO, the leading accounting and audit services firm.

"NEDucation 2011 was very well-received by delegates" said David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus. "I am very pleased to take NEDucation back to BDO in Baker Street again in November for the third event in the series."

David O'Hara appears on TheWiseMonkeys

David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus, appeared as a guest on the recent video webcast from TheWiseMonkeys.

In a feature covering the new ISA season, Mr O'Hara referred to the continued ban on AIM shares being held in ISAs, along with highlighting some of the most successful companies listed on AIM.

Blackthorn Focus launches AIM Investor Focus

AIM Investor Focus, a one day corporate access event for AIM-listed companies and investors will take place on April 25th at the Barbican in London.

AIM companies have signed up to the event to make corporate presentations to an audience of private investors and run a series of meetings with the institutional fund manager community.

David O'Hara opens government e-petition

David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus, has opened a government e-petition, demanding an end to the ban on private investors holding AIM-listed shares in Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs).

Mr O'Hara said:

"For too long the Treasury has not allowed private investors to shelter their AIM stocks from taxation. This creates additional complication to the ISA rules and denies investors the opportunity to invest in some of the UK's best growth businesses without running into the tax man.

aimZine features indices update

aimZine, the online magazine for the AIM community, today features an article by Blackthorn Focus' Founder, David O'Hara.

This feature contained a summary of the performance of the two Blackthorn Focus AIM indices GROWTHfocus and INCOMEfocus.

David O'Hara appears on The Wise Monkeys

David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus, appears in the most recent episode of The Wise Monkeys, the popular internet webcast sponsored by Selftrade.

In a wide-ranging 15 minute video covering equity investment opportunities, Mr O'Hara discusses the dynamics of commodity investment and the performance of the Blackthorn Focus AIM indices: GROWTHfocus and INCOMEfocus.

finncap to sponsor NEDucation 2011

finnCap, the independent corporate broker, are partnering with Blackthorn Focus and BDO at NEDucation 2011, the one-day conference for non-executive directors of UK-listed companies.

NEDucation 2011 takes place on October 14th at BDO's Baker Street offices and is a full day of presentations and informative discussions for non-executive directors of UK-listed companies.

David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus said:

BDO to host NEDucation 2011

BDO, the world's fifth largest accountancy organisation, will be hosting the Blackthorn Focus event NEDucation 2011 at their Baker Street offices on October 14th.

NEDucation is a one-day training event for non-executive directors of UK-listed companies. This will be the second time Blackthorn Focus has produced NEDucation, following 2010's June event.

David O'Hara writes for July aimZine

aimZine, the online magazine for the AIM community, today published an article by David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus.

The article featured contributions from the leading women in the UK's smallcap arena.

"There are a number of women at the very top in and around AIM", said Mr O'Hara. "This was a great opportunity to hear from them and better understand what draws professionals to London's dynamic junior market".

David O'Hara writes for June aimZine

aimZine, the online magazine for the AIM community, this month features an article by David O'Hara, Founder of Blackthorn Focus.

The article covers the performance of the Blackthorn Focus AIM indices GROWTHfocus and INCOMEfocus.

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