Meet the Team

We created Avocado Capital to make a difference. With decades of experience in construction and finance, our projects are sustainable, ethical and give you a great return on your investment.

Duncan Layzell

The Team is founder director Duncan Layzell, who has over twenty years’ experience in the construction industry, working on almost every landmark development in the UK including The Shard, the redevelopment of King’s Cross Station, the 2012 Olympic Stadium and Park, 30 St Mary Axe (better known as the Gherkin) and Portcullis House. Duncan also founded Redarbor and can be found on LinkedIn here.

Mike Shaw

Mike Shaw, a founder director of Avocado Capital and also MD of Plain English Consulting Ltd. After two decades advising professionals as an independent financial planner, Mike merged his client bank and now acts as an introducer for people seeking independent investment advice, drawing on his established network of certified planners and investment specialists. Find Mike on LinkedIn here.

Stefan AbramianStefan Abramian, a founder director of Avocado Capital, and co-founder & managing director of PEP Civil & Structures Ltd. With over 30 years’ experience in design & management of multi- million pound construction projects, including housing estates, commercial, industrial, educational, health & mixed use developments, Stefan is also the chairman of Wynaud Trust (UK), a church-based charity working with local people & organizations in UK & Zambia to benefit the people of Africa. You can find Stefan on LinkedIn here.

Phil TurnerPhil Turner, a director of Avocado Capital and MD of Inspire Group. After 12 years working as an area sales manager in London, he founded Inspire Builders carrying out building projects for residential and commercial clients. Now as an experienced landlord and property developer Phil has built up a portfolio of residential properties and is passionate about supporting local charities and councils in this critical housing shortage.

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