Who we are

Sykes Capital is the private investment office exclusively representing the interests of the Sykes Family.

Combining a conservative investment culture with a creative and entrepreneurial approach, we believe in fundamental values and are proud of our reputation. 

We have been investing in businesses and real estate within the Thames Valley for over 20 years; creating great opportunities for the community to live and work in this thriving region.

John Sykes

Sykes Capital at a glance

Established since 2000, our portfolio has grown positively year on year
Sites across the UK
Units within our sites
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Capital to invest
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Assets under management
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Return on Investments

Flexible approach

Every one of the 54 sites we have acquired and businesses we have invested in have been different, so we understand the need for flexibility. 

We are able to invest £1m – £50m (without any requirement for third party funds or lending) for any real estate acquisition, or for a minority or majority stake in your business. 


Sykes Capital are experienced investors with talent for investing in, developing and asset managing real estate. Their finances are impeccably managed and their ability to make swift acquisitions is unprecedented in the area.

Christopher Duggan
Azets Chartered Accountants
Sykes Capital has an exemplary record in the way it conducts its financial affairs with the Bank and other external parties and has been doing business with us since 2000. The Sykes Family has banked with us personally for over 30 years.

Steve Cox
Relationship Director
Lloyds Bank Plc
Sykes Capital have a unique style in their approach to acquiring, managing and disposing of property. They are diligent, highly organised and incredibly straight forward and swift in their approach and for this reason we are delighted to continue to work alongside them.
George Walker
Allsop LLP

Koichi Nicholas

Chief Financial Officer

As the CFO for the group, Koichi is responsible for all financial planning, record keeping and reporting to the Sykes Family, as well as overseeing the finances of the Family’s charity, the John Sykes Foundation. 

Since joining the company in 2012, Koichi has been promoted from within to his current position and has an impressive flair for real estate accounting, including both residential and commercial service charge management. 

Koichi is a strategic thinker and a keen chess player, previously having ranked amongst the top 100 chess players in the UK. 

Andrew Strong

General Counsel

Andrew is responsible for delivering the highest possible level of legal services to the company, from advising the board on new and existing laws to dealing with all legal/procedural aspects of a transaction once heads of terms have been agreed

Having worked alongside the Sykes Family since 2001, Andrew has a key understanding of the family’s requirements and wishes. In addition to his legal skills, Andrew is also a member of the RICS and has a wealth of practical real estate experience in all asset classes, with particular expertise in commercial and ground rent management.

Andrew is a keen road cyclist and resides in Thailand with his wife Anong and their two children, James and Katie. 

John Sykes


John is our inspirational and visionary Founder with an entrepreneurial instinct, who now spends the majority of his time supporting Reading charities and community groups through the John Sykes Foundation.

Heavily motivated and influenced by his late father and with an underlying passion for Reading, John’s unique drive for success led the company to significant growth, and which is now under the control of his children.

John is based in Reading, is a family man, and with his wife Sally they have four children, Annabelle, Charlie, Jessica and Little John.