I decided that with a strong group of individual investors it might be easier to show that a meeting with an organised gathering of investors was a more efficient use of directors and managers time. It developed further into regular monthly Mello Monday investor dinners and company presentations, 12 years ago. They are still held every month in Beckenham where they starter and attract up to 80 regular dinner guest investors on the third Monday every month except August.
Over the past 20 years I have also attended one day investor shows and they are usually run by events and promotion companies who, as commercial organisations, are attracted to the speculative story stocks usually searching for minerals and resources in far flung territories! My investor contacts all preferred less speculation and more security, often in dividend paying companies, so we were not served well by these events. So Mello 2014 was the forerunner for the UKs Premier event for investors and is actually created and run by investors and our last event, Mello 2018 built on that past success.