Sam Smith, remains the only female Chief Executive of a City broking firm. She established her firm, finnCap, in 2007 having orchestrated the buy-out of a small broking subsidiary of a private client stockbroking firm - today finnCap is ranked No1 Nominated Adviser and Broker to AIM companies. Sam qualified as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG and is a University of Bristol alumni. Sam is passionate about ensuring that girls and women see only opportunities rather than barriers to success in whatever industry they want to be in. As such, she holds a number of advisory roles with charities focused on mentoring and encouraging women, and those supporting entrepreneurs. Sam is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the 2014 First Woman in Finance award sponsored by Lloyds.