stocktube videos Proactiveinvestors stocktube videos RSS feed en Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:03:20 +0000 Genera CMS (Proactiveinvestors) (Proactiveinvestors) WideCells Group strengthens board; launches Wideacademy Joao Andrade, chief executive of WideCells Group PLC (LON:WDC) as well as chairman Peter Presland discuss with Proactive's Andrew Scott the official launch of the first stage of Wideacademy -
the firm’s 100%-owned education and training division.

The newly launched platform provides content for both the public and medical professionals to raise the profile of stem cell technologies and support the development of the industry.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +0000
Europa Oil & Gas welcomes support for Holmwood from Environment Agency Hugh Mackay, chief executive of Europa Oil & Gas Plc (LON:EOG), tells Proactive the UK Environment Agency has indicated in a draft decision advertisement that it is inclined to award a bespoke environmental permit for drilling and testing for the Holmwood exploration well.

There will now be a four week public consultation process, taking place between February 15 to March 15.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:44:00 +0000
University study sheds light on exploration potential for Shefa Yamim in Israel Studies recently carried out by Macquarie University for Shefa Yamim (LON:SEFA), the Israeli gemstone company have provided a clearer understanding of the geology of Mount Carmel, the area in which Shefa Yamim has been able to find a suite of gemstones, including natural moissanite and sapphire.

Professor Bill Griffin, Professor of Geochemistry, says the existence of large quantities of moissanite, along with titanium-rich corundum makes this one of the most scientifically exciting projects he's every worked on.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:25:00 +0000
Handbrake set to come off PCG Entertainment in 2018 Richard Poulden, chairman of PCG Entertainment Plc (LON:PCGE), tells Proactive's Andrew Scott he's hugely relieved to have the litigation with their former CEO behind them and are now in a position to pursue deals.

PCGE recently raised a total of £675,000, before expenses, through a placing and a subscription of new ordinary shares with the proceeds to be used to accelerate the Asia-Pacific online gaming and media company’s business strategy.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:20:00 +0000
Fedr8's Green Rain: Cloud-ready solutions from complex legacy software applications Fedr8 global sales director Richard Beckensall and advisor Derek Ward talk Proactive's Andrew Scott through the business strategy and exciting new product Green Rain.

''Fedr8 came to market in 2008, initially as a consultancy firm, helping technology partners and resellers in the industry understand a bit more about cloud - how it was going to impact their revenue models'', Beckensall says.

''We've grown through automation of process and because of that journey we stumbled somewhat across the ability to automate the discovery process for applications'', he adds.

Discussing why Ward chose to get involved with Fedr8, he says: ''I've had a privileged opportunity to look at tech around the world .. and those positions lead me to being able to see what UK tech could do''.

''I got involved with UK tech particularly helping organisations I felt had brilliant ideas, really smart people and importantly people running them who've got the credentials of having taken businesses and scaled them''.

''In this cloud market place … the people who will win are the people who can accelerate the growth'', Ward says.

Green Rain, which launched back in September 2017, automates application discovery and helps support customers to make fast decisions, at scale and with greater efficiency.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Victoria Oil & Gas confident of positive outcome to ENEO issue Ahmet Dik, chief executive of Victoria Oil & Gas plc (LON:VOG), tells Proactive's Andrew Scott fourth quarter gas sales were up just short of 19% from the preceding three months.

Gross sales amounted to 726mln cubic feet in the fourth quarter, which also represents an 11% increase in the year-on-year comparative.

Dik says they're giving top priority to solving the ENEO issue and management are confident of a positive outcome in the shortest possible timeframe.

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:32:00 +0000
Anglo Asian Mining to accelerate 2018 expansion plans after debt refinancing Bill Morgan, CFO at Anglo Asian Mining Plc (LON:AAZ), talks through their recent debt refinancing as well as production targets for 2018.

The refinancing will releasing US$8.4mln of capital to accelerate 2018 expansion and optimisation plans, as the principal required for repayment this year will drop to just US$5.1mln from the previous US$13.5mln.

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:02:00 +0000
South Africa's new leader likely to spur economic growth Mining Capital's Alastair Ford discusses the appointment of former prominent South African mining figure Cyril Ramaphosa as the country's new president.

Ford says it's important for the country to know they'll be lead by people who have the economy at the centre of their minds.

''Overall the global investment community seems to like this appointment'', he adds.

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:38:00 +0000
Kennedy Ventures looking to build upon production and assess new projects Larry Johnson, chief executive of Kennedy Ventures PLC (LON:KENV), tells Proactive a fourth shipment has now been made from the Namibian tantalum mine to their customer with purity of the shipment a high grade 51%.

He adds that a change of strategy is also planned now that the initial ramp-up of the mine has been carried out, with the board to look for new projects in Africa.

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:05:00 +0000
Kincora Copper keen to crack on with field exploration programmes next month Sam Spring, president and chief executive of Kincora Copper Ltd (CVE:KCC), discusses with Proactive's Andrew Scott the first phase results from their 22-hole drilling programme at three targets in the Southern Gobi, Mongolia.

The review of the West Kasulu prospect at the flagship Bronze Fox asset supported an exploration target of 416mln to 428mln tonnes, grading 0.26% to 0.30% copper for up to 2,437mln pounds of copper and 0.84mln ounces of gold.

Those numbers rank the prospect as one of the largest potential in-situ copper-gold systems in Mongolia and with only modest drilling, Kincora noted.

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:17:00 +0000
W Resources secures US$35mln loan with BlackRock to fully fund La Parrilla Michael Masterman, chairman of W Resources PLC (LON:WRES), tells Proactive they've secured a US$35mln loan which fully funds the La Parrilla mine development.

BlackRock Financial Management is providing the loan, which will have a five year schedule term (with the option for early repayment) and it has an average interest rate of 12.6%.

The lender will also receive an upfront fee as well as share warrants.

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:53:00 +0000
Pembridge Resources acquires producing copper mine in 'transformational' deal David Linsley, chief executive of Pembridge Resources plc (LON:PERE), tells Proactive's Andrew Scott they're set to become a cash flow generating copper producer with the acquisition of Yukon-based Minto Explorations.

Currently an acquisition vehicle or SPAC, Pembridge will pay US$37.5mln in cash to vendor Capstone Mining plus shares equivalent to a 9.9% stake in the enlarged company.

Pembridge will then raise a further US$50mln to refinance the company and re-start exploration.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:26:00 +0000
Seeing Machines: Growing distributors and larger deals in the pipeline Ken Kroeger, executive chairman of Seeing Machines Limited (LON:SEE), tells Proactive's Andrew Scott it's been a great first half.

''The capital raise was a big part of the activity. We've got great continued and increased support from our traditional shareholders as well as some great new institutional investors.''

''The first half of the year tracking to target - a lot of activity in the automotive sector, the fleet sector ... and all our other sectors as well''.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:31:00 +0000
Ariana Resources seeing significant interest in Salinbas as they look to advance project Kerim Sener, managing director at Ariana Resources plc (LON:AAU), tells Proactive's Andrew Scott a team's now on site at their Salinbas project and are commencing a programme of work there which includes re-logging of around 30 drill holes which will feed into a revision of the ore body model.

''That will then form our exploration plan going forward - we're also planning for drilling at Salinbas later this year''.

''At the moment we're funded for the work we need to complete on the property. We have to give consideration as to how we'd fund a major drill programme but there are lots of options ... we're talking to potential partners at the moment in Turkey and elsewhere and during the course of this year we hope to be able to say more about which direction we're going to be taking''.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:08:00 +0000
Union Jack Oil to take a more 'hands on approach' to portfolio this year David Bramhill, executive chairman of Union Jack Oil PLC (LON:UJO), updates Proactive's Andrew Scott on their planned work programmes for 2018.

“High impact” drilling is slated for the Biscathorpe and Holmwood projects and they're also expecting a new planning application to be made for the stalled Wressle oil field development project. The new documents are due to be submitted to the authorities in April.

Elsewhere, results from recently acquired and ‘worked over’ wells at the Fiskerton Airfield are expected to provide further potential value catalysts for the company’s asset portfolio.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:43:00 +0000
New Scancell chief sets out his vision to commercialise groundbreaking cancer treatments Cliff Holloway, chief executive of Scancell Holdings Plc (LON:SCLP), spoke to Proactive soon after taking over as CEO at the immuno-oncology company.

Holloway says generating clinical data's a big focus for them in the near-term.

''Over the next two years we expect to see clinical readouts from two of our programmes - SCIB1 and Modi-1''.

''We'll be extending our pipeline particularly around Moditope with the Modi-3 programme, if we're successful with the grand challenge''.

''Then it's around looking at technical partnerships that will allow us to de-risk our developments''.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:38:00 +0000
Greatland Gold to start drilling at Havieron in April Gervaise Heddle, chief executive at Greatland Gold plc (LON:GGP) discusses with Proactive their plans to start a drill programme at the Havieron licence in April.

Heddle says they're expecting to encounter a potentially large mineralised system, based on the results of detailed aeromagnetic and ground gravity data.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:50:00 +0000
Primary Health Properties raises dividend again, rental growth picks up Primary Health Properties PLC (LON:PHP) raised its dividend for the 21st consecutive year as rental growth across its 306-strong portfolio of medical use properties picked up.
Pressures on the NHS to shift more minor injuries away from hospitals to walk-in centres also means prospects long term are good, Harry Hyman, chief executive, told Proactive.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:26:00 +0000
Mosman Oil & Gas generating cash from Welch project in Texas John W Barr, executive chairman of Mosman Oil And Gas Limited (LON:MSMN), tells Proactive they produced 3,558 barrels of oil in the four months to January from its Welch project in Texas.

Cash flow from the project was also positive over the period.

At the Arkoma project in Oklahoma, initial oil and gas production rates from the Union Valley zone the Arkoma Stacked Pay project (12%), indicate that it alone may be sufficient for economic field development at Arkoma.

The operator though proposes to produce the Wilcox together with the Viola, Woodford and Union Valley oil and gas production zones.

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:57:00 +0000
Iofina kicks off production from new IO#7 plant Tom Becker, president and chief executive of Iofina plc (LON:IOF), tells Proactive construction's complete and they've now begun production at their IO#7 IOsorb® plant.

The site in Oklahoma, USA has undergone hydrostatic testing and evaluations of its systems and is currently processing iodine rich brine water.

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:38:00 +0000
Crusader Resources seeking up to US$15mln through AIM listing Marcus Engelbrecht, managing director of Crusader Resources Ltd (ASX:CAS), tells Proactive's Andrew Scott they're looking to raise between US$10-15mln through a listing next month on London's AIM market.

Engelbrecht says the cash will be used primarily to progress their Borborema project in Brazil.

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:55:00 +0000
National Milk Records' Andy Warne discusses operations and significant growth prospects Andy Warne, managing director of National Milk Records (NEX:NMR), tells Proactive they're a service provider in the diary industry.

''The basic services we provide are for farmers to become more efficient'', Warne says

''So it's the quality of the food they're producing and the volume of foo they're producing .... so our primary client is the dairy farmer but we also have a second business where we actually test milk on behalf of the milk processor''.

Profits in the half year to December more than doubled to £957,000 as conditions eased for the sector.

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:50:00 +0000
Sure Ventures offering investors access to 'pioneering companies with winning tech' Barry Downes, from Sure Ventures Plc (LON:SURE), spoke to Proactive's Andrew Scott soon after the fund began trading on the Specialist Fund Segment of the London Stock Exchange.

He says they're looking to invest in early stage technology companies, with a focus on software-centric businesses in three rapidly-growing markets - AR/VR, FinTech and IoT.

Downes adds that Sure Ventures offers investors the opportunity to gain early stage exposure to pioneering companies, predominately UK  and Irish businesses, with winning technologies.

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:27:00 +0000
Gubong shaping up to be a 'company maker' for Bluebird Merchant Ventures Colin Patterson, chief executive of Bluebird Merchant Ventures (LON:BMV) introduces Proactive to their mine development projects in South Korea.

Paterson says the flagship Gubong mine has all the hallmarks of being a company maker for them - the 'jewel in the crown' as he describes it.

''It has 120 kilometres of underground development ... it's the second biggest gold mine in Korea''.

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:11:00 +0000
Amur Minerals secures $10mln convertible loan facility to push forward on Kun Manie Paul Gazzard, non-executive director at Amur Minerals Corp (LON:AMC), tells Proactive they've agreed a US$10mln convertible loan facility with a consortium of investors arranged by Riverfort Global Capital.

The convertible loan consists of three advances with the initial advance of US$4 million to be drawn down by the company on 14 February.

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:56:00 +0000
Kapunda resource 'far exceeds expectations', says Thor Mining's Mick Billing Mick Billing, chairman of Thor Mining PLC (LON:THR) tells Proactive the Kapunda copper project in South Australia, in which they've got a significant interest, is now estimated to contain 119,000 tonnes of copper.

The new inferred resource, commissioned by Environmental Copper Recovery SA Pty Ltd and by Terramin Australia (ASX:TZN) relates to the part of the resource that is recoverable by way of in-situ leaching techniques.

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:41:00 +0000
KNEIP focused on transforming financial services to better serve investors Lee Godfrey, chief executive at KNEIP, tells Proactive they're an industry leader in data management and reporting solutions for the investment and insurance industry.

''Our vision is to transform the financial services industry to better serve investors'', Godfrey says.

''We don't have a direct relationship with investors but our clients do and we want to make sure everything they produce for investors is transparent, of low cost and quick to market''.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:50:00 +0000
Stonewall Resources excited by open-cut potential at TGME gold project Rob Thomson, managing director at Stonewall Resources Ltd (ASX:SWJ), spoke to Proactive's Andrew Scott on site at their Theta Hill prospect - part of the TGME gold project in South Africa.

They've kicked off a second round of exploration which will comprise RC drilling of 20-30 holes for around 1500 metres.

Stonewall aims to complete the phase II drilling at Theta Hill by mid‐March 2018.

Further drilling at the Columbia Hill prospect is then expected to take place.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:46:00 +0000
Savannah Resources sees further high grade Lithium intersections at Mina do Barroso David Archer, chief executive of Savannah Resources Plc (LON:SAV), tells Proactive ongoing reverse circulation drilling at the Mina do Barroso lithium project in Portugal continues to return significant intersections of lithium mineralisation.

The drilling is designed to build upon the existing JORC resource of 32,000t of Li2O already defined at the Reservatorio deposit, one of three targets currently being evaluated.

So far, in the current programme, a total of 87 holes for 7,081 metres has been drilled.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:02:00 +0000
Papua Mining looking to minimise expenditure risk as it advances key projects David Price, chief executive of Papua Mining PLC (LON:PML), tells Proactive the real focus for them at the moment is firmly on their Lighthouse project in Queensland, Australia.

''We've accumulated ground around us in three different acquisitions recently ..  and we're identifying vacant ground that has historical prospects on and we're slowly accumulating that ground holding because we feel taking a larger position is something that we do want to do'', Price says.

He goes on to say they've got a team heading over next month to kick off some early stage exploration work on their projects in Papua New Guinea.

''What we're here to do is grow the company and we'll do that over time … it takes time'', Price adds.

''We'll grow it effectively, we'll grow it sensibly and successfully''.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:43:00 +0000
'This is the year we start to take back our identity' - Tokencommunities' Alex Lightman Alex Lightman and Adiba Khalik from TokenCommunities Plc tell Proactive 2017 was an enormous year for the sector.

''Blockchain and ICOs were the biggest business stories of the year and one of the biggest news stories of all'', Lightman says.

''There was almost an unprecedented rise in one year of a new financial sector and it was almost entirely self-funded ... and the smart money wasn't really in it yet''.

''It's an enormous increase in wealth and a lot of young people in their 20s are saying it was the first time there's been a massive transfer of wealth from older people to younger people''.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:48:00 +0000
Exploration the key focus for Altona Energy as it works to de-risk and sell off coal asset Nicholas Lyth, chief executive of Altona Energy (LON:ANR) tells Proactive's Andrew Scott this year is all about exploration for them.

''We've now got  a partner on board who's willing to support and fund us and we're going to use that money to explore the Westfield tenement and hopefully by the end of 2018 we'd have found what we're expecting to find … in 2019 we'll be progressing it on to a bankable feasibility study'', Lyth says.

''We've got a  £6mln market cap … we've got a lot of coal in the ground, the macro-economic conditions are really at the sweet spot for us at the moment and we've got a joint-venture partner with very, very deep pockets''.

''Our plan is to prove up the resource and de-risk the opportunity for a big player to come in and buy the business''.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:30:00 +0000
Jobhawk 'bringing UK construction recruitment into the 21st century' Steve Langkamp and Pete Mills from Jobhawk introduce the app to Proactive Investors.

''It's the first UK digital marketplace for construction labour'', CEO Langkamp says.

''We make it possible for major subcontractors to get self-employed  labour instantly for their projects''

Co-founder Pete Mills adds: ''There's a huge need [for an app like this].''

''The movement of labour between jobs in London and the south east is critical to keeping the sites running at the pace they're supposed to''.

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Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:55:00 +0000
Lok'nStore Group preparing for rapid period of expansion Andrew Jacobs, chief executive at Lok'nStore Group plc (LON:LOK), tells Proactive the priority for the business is filling up existing stores and acquiring and opening additional properties.

Jacobs says they've recently opened a store in Bristol and will soon also be in Exeter.

Across the board they've got 26 stores predominantly in the south east of England.

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:26:00 +0000
Strategic Minerals confirms extended access to Cobre stockpile Peter Wale, director at Strategic Minerals Plc (LON:SML), tells Proactive's Andrew Scott their access to the Cobre magnetite stockpile in New Mexico has been extended until the end of March next year.

Wale says the news is a significant development given the fact they're expecting the strong sales which the company achieved last year will continue into 2018.

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:36:00 +0000
Lloyds Banking Group makes its debut in Proactive’s ‘Dogs of the Footsie’ portfolio Proactive Investors virtual fund manager John Harrington dropped into the studio for an update on his ‘AIM sustainable dividends’ and ‘Dogs of the Footsie’ portfolios.

Harrington discusses the addition of two stock market stars to the AIM sustainable fund -  Plus500 Ltd (LON:PLUS), an Israeli firm that develops and operates an online trading platform for retail customers to trade contracts for difference (CFDs) which is up more than 800% in the last five years as well as Somero Enterprises Inc (LON:SOM), a manufacturer of laser-guided equipment used in levelling concrete, which has shot up 600% over the same period.

Where his ‘Dogs of the Footsie’s’ concerned an exciting development there is the inclusion of Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY).

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:13:00 +0000
Weakness in gold price after market volatility eases Mining Capital's Alastair Ford says after nearly touching the US$1400 an ounce barrier, gold's bumping along at monthly lows.

''It's back down now closer to US$1300 an ounce after a couple of weeks of unexpected volatility in the markets.''

For investors looking for exposure to gold, Ford mentions a couple of examples including Caledonia Mining Corporation PLC (LON:CMCL,TSX:CAL) and Anglo Asian Mining Plc (LON:AAZ).

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:10:00 +0000
First ever Forbes crypto rich list surprisingly short on Bitcoin billionaires Alex Lightman, chief executive at TokenCommunities Plc, caught up with Proactive to discuss Forbes' first ever cryptocurrency rich list.

In the top spot is Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen with an estimated crypto net worth of US$7.5-8bln.

The list is made up of 19 people - all of them have an estimated net worth of more than $350 million.

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:45:00 +0000
Sound Energy advancing exploration efforts in eastern Morocco Proactive Investors oil and gas correspondent Jamie Ashcroft reports on Sound Energy PLC's (LON:SOU) plans for a three-well Morocco drill programme.

The programme will address three independent and ‘high potential’ targets.

Drilling of the first well, TE-9, is slated to kick off in July.

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:19:00 +0000
Belvoir Lettings gearing up for further opportunities for consolidation Dorian Gonsalves, chief executive of Belvoir Lettings PLC (LON:BLV) tells Proactive's Andrew Scott they traded in line with expectations in 2017.

The full-year results will be released on April 10 but in a pre-close trading update, the group revealed it performed well throughout the year reflecting the continued underlying organic growth in franchise management service fee income, a record number of portfolio acquisitions at a franchisee level and the integration of recent acquisitions.

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:58:00 +0000