A family-based economic development company which is piloting an innovative model of investing in businesses emerging from partnering business incubators.

Sheila Bailey Limited is a small, family-based economic development company which is being designed to continue the work carried on for many years by me, Sheila Bailey with my family’s support.

Our directors, all women, include two of my daughters and one of my grand-daughters. Some years ago we established the Prya Foundation in memory of a much-loved grand-daughter, Prya and at that time (2005) the European Investment Fund was prepared to guarantee a Prya Bond issue. Our lawyers had established the Prya Foundation based in Gibraltar, and the UK Minister at that time stated that he could not ‘for diplomatic reasons’ recognise our work and his promised funding went elsewhere.

I continued my work and in 2017 when my husband, Neville, died he left a request that we establish a family company and The Dardanus Foundation to support Medical and Social Innovation. Some of his background (and mine) can be seen on the website of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Core Team

Sheila Bailey February 2019

Sheila Bailey – Economic Development Practitioner

Sheila’s work in enterprise development over many years  has resulted in the establishment of  several hundred businesses (sheilabailey.org).  She is currently working with a number of universities and business incubators which will feed prospective ethical businesses into the Dardanus Bourse®

Rosie Glassey February 2019

Rosie Glassey – Business Analyst

Rosie, one of Sheila’s daughters, owns and operates Pool Vaaish, a black limestone quarry and manufacturing facility supplying high profile projects across the world. Her practical experience is invaluable in identifying problem areas and providing astute advice to businesses in every sector.

Julia Smith 2019

Julia Smith – Marketing

Julia, also one of Sheila’s daughters,  specialises in online visual marketing for a wide range of businesses in Europe and North America. She is able to reflect the needs of her clients, always cutting edge and will never disappoint, redefining what people perceive as best.

Dr Angie Cheverton Feb 2019

Dr Angela Cheverton – Scientific Project Analyst

Angie, one of Julia’s daughters, is a Microbiologist and Immunologist, whose skills include  Microbial Genetics, Molecular Biology and Tissue Culture. 

Her work in 2010-2011 included studies on the Cancer Genome Project in Cambridge: She was awarded the degree of Master of Research (M.Res) in Microbiology and Immunology with Distinction at Imperial College London (2010 – 2011).  In 2016 she was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) for her research carried out in the lab of the Regius Professor of Medicine at Imperial College. Her thesis described the multi-layered network responsible for the persistence of Salmonella. 

Angela will provide an invaluable overview and understanding of scientific projects being supported.