Emma Kane knows that she is good and that's why she has purchased 1,538,462 shares at 3.25p after the 60 per cent rise last week.
The new management team - with Bryan Tyson whose operation in Oz has been a phenomenal success - has made me see this share as one of the most exciting now in my portfolio.
Last week - under the boring old jobsworth who previously presided it - I was about to bail out at a vast loss!
Under its new management team, I see this now as an interesting play.
'The Group is NOW led by experienced and proven leaders,' the company says.
It makes me wonder why it wasn't before and it's telling there isn't a single word of thanks to the ousted Steffan Williams.
I asked here at the time of his appointment: why not Emma Kane?
Let's not dwell on the past, however. The Australian division has been a great success - presumably because it was sufficiently far enough away from Williams - and teaming of Kane with Brian Tyson is exciting.
Excellent news about the departure of Steffan Williams: Emma Kane and Brian Tyson both have real track records of success and genuine entrepreneurial flair. Their first task at Porta is to clear away the dead wood.
The purchase of 4,700,000 shares in the company on the 31st January 2018 by chairman John Foley - just before the present closed period - at a price of 3.50p looks unlucky now... ill timed... or maybe just maybe this subsequent collapse in the share price is a buying opportunity
After a long period of falls, it is good to see some northward movement at last.
The current share price suggests imminent collapse, but I don't see that as likely. It has lately acquired a big overseas investor/partner and it has Bob Morton's money tied up in it.
I think with some sensible rationalisation - the business simply has too many expensive executives - this could become a nice little earner. It has some good clients and some good income streams, but, as I say, it staff costs need to be addressed.
My hunch is Porta will be one to watch in the year ahead.
It has some wily investors involved such as Bob Moulton who I can't believe will want to see this one go belly up.
I have noted another laggard in the sector - Huntsworth - has suddenly perked up and I see the Porta sp rising either as a result of consolidation in the sector or improved performance.
It has finally started to focus on organic growth and getting its companies all singing in unison.
What this company needs to do is shut down or dispose of its non-profit-making bits, clear out a lot of the dead wood in its London office, and put the guy in charge of the Australian operation - which actually makes money - and Red Leaf - another money maker - in charge. The rest are hangers on from the disastrous early David Wright days.
It is interesting. Sunday Times talked about his other interests over the weekend. I suspect he is - like the rest of us - very impatient with this one and wants some kind of satisfactory outcome. This share became exciting the moment David Wright finally pottered off into his long overdue retirement.
Not a busy 'board' this. Write up on here by Edmond Jackson 16 Oct 2015 "insider stake-building merit attention " Directors buying significant amount of shares. around the 9p mark
I see mackackoo was posting around that time..
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